Following last week’s announcement to lift travel bans to Morocco, Kasbah Tamadot – Sir Richard Branson’s Moroccan retreat in the beautiful High Atlas Mountains – is delighted to welcome back international guests from February 7th.
Placing Morocco firmly back on the map as a must-visit destination for 2022, Kasbah Tamadot offers the perfect location for ultimate relaxation and cultural awakening, with the bonus of being named as the Best Resort Hotel in North Africa and the Middle East four times.
Located in Asni, the stunning and secluded hotel is just a 45-minute drive south of Marrakech Airport and has 28 rooms and suites in total, each boasting its own unique style and featuring artifacts from around the world. Accessed through the hotel’s herb and vegetable garden, the luxurious Berber tented suites are perfect for those looking for authenticity with a little more privacy, offering stunning views of the Atlas Mountains, king-size beds, large soaking tubs with mountain views and private terraces for outdoor dining.
During a visit to Kasbah Tamadot, guests are actively encouraged to take a break from phones and technology and instead spend time visiting the spa for traditional Hammam treatments or relax by the hotel’s infinity pool, set against a beautiful mountain backdrop – there’s also tennis, cookery lessons and private dining under the stars to choose from. Not forgetting teamaking with Mohammed, the hotel’s personal teamaker who can teach guests how to make authentic Moroccan mint tea.
Redouane Assabbab, the new General Manager of the hotel welcomes the recent news, “The team and I are over the moon to hear of the flight ban being lifted. Our guests and staff are what bring our beautiful Kasbah Tamadot to life, and I cannot wait to welcome our international guests in my new role as General Manager.
“We are privileged to enjoy one of the most magical and beautiful locations in the whole of Morocco and I can’t think of a better place to escape the world we have all been living in and enjoy some true Berber hospitality.”
Kasbah Tamadot proudly recruits 100% of staff from the local community and this direct connection to the surrounding area ensures guests are fully immersed in the wonders of Morocco from the moment they arrive. From sitting down in a local’s home with a cup of mint tea, to discovering the secret to making delicious traditional woodfired Berber bread, known as ‘Tanourt’, in an authentic Berber kitchen onsite, a series of unique experiences at Kasbah Tamadot will provide an authentic taste of the rich Berber culture.
No stay is complete however, without a visit to the Eve Branson Foundation – a local charity founded by Sir Richard Branson’s late mother, Eve Branson. Working to help set up sustainable enterprises that upskills locals and provides long-term employment, the Eve Branson Foundation is dedicated to enhancing living standards throughout the rural communities living in the Atlas Mountains. During a stay at Kasbah Tamadot, guests are invited to spend time in the community and meet the artisans working to create beautiful Moroccan gifts at the foundation’s workshops and craft centres.