ART WORLD: Royal Mansour Marrakech Hosts Youssef Titou’s Fragments of Space Exhibition
Following the success of its inaugural art exhibit earlier this summer, Royal Mansour Marrakech is showcasing another local artist, Youssef Titou. The exhibit, entitled Fragments of Space, opens on October 1 and will be on display through November 30. Titou uses an assortment of techniques to create his exceptionally evocative and abstract images that are based on the elements of space.
Titou, a native of Fez, follows the showcase of French-Moroccan photographer, Leila Alaoui. Royal Mansour will continue to welcome the country’s top artists bimonthly, providing a unique platform to showcase their works.
These temporary exhibits join the hotel’s permanent art collection of over 80 contemporary Moroccan artists. The artwork is dotted among the hotel’s public spaces and private riads, seamlessly blending with the property’s stunning Moroccan décor.
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About Royal Mansour Marrakech
From the black marble road leading to the entrance to the 500 staff members, Royal Mansour is everything short of staying at a palace. Built into the media wall, the expansive property covers over eight acres, comprising 53 individual riads, the product of exquisite handiwork. Extravagantly luxe, each riad (ranging in size from 1,400 square feet to 19,375 square feet) showcases Moroccan splendor: hand-done tile work and mosaics cover courtyard floors and riad walls while interiors are furnished with handcrafted wood and antique furniture. The top local craftsmen were recruited, and their level of skill and attention to detail literally make the property a work of art. Royal Mansour Marrakech was carefully designed to represent traditional aesthetics. The 53 riads are true to the classic riad style, configured around a central, open-air courtyard with few openings to the outside. Around this is a bar, living area, and, in some cases, a dining room; first floors house bedrooms that overlook the private courtyard below; and roof terraces with sun beds and private pools provide stunning views of Marrakech or the Atlas mountains. The estate’s landscape is dotted with imported ancient palm and olive trees ranging in age from three to seven centuries in addition to grenadine trees surrounding the entrance and orange trees outside the spa. The spa is 27,000 square feet and has 13 treatment rooms, which include six rooms for a specific treatment, three spa suites and four multi-purpose cabins. The spa also contains a fitness center, a gymnastics area for Pilates and Yoga, a salon, and an indoor swimming pool. Additionally there are two Hammams (ladies and gentlemen) each with three areas (hot, warm and cold in each). One also has a water bath, and another has a balneotherapy tub and a yoga space. Products lines include Maroc Maroc, Dr. Hauschka, and Sisley. The two main fine-dining restaurants represent the predominant cultures in Morocco: Moroccan, of course, and French. La Grande Table Marocaine is draped in honeyed tones, with low seats and benches and a soundtrack of local music. La Grande Table Française’s elegant white décor, accented with veils of silver thread and crystal chandeliers, showcases French glamour.
Rates for a full individual riad start from €1,650 per night. www.royalmansour.ma