Stan’s Business Babe Team - Spring 2013
Le Palais - Marrakech
Marrakech or Marrakesh (Berber: ⵎⴻⵕⵕⴰⴽⴻⵛ Merrakec or Murakuc,Arabic: مراكش Murrākuš, local pronunciation: Mərrakəš), known as the “Ochre City”, with a population of over 1,000,000 inhabitants is the most important former imperial city in Morocco’s history. The city of Marrakesh is the capital of the mid-southwestern economic region of Marrakech-Tensift-Al Haouz, near the foothills of the snow-capped Atlas Mountains, being also the third largest city in Morocco according to the 2004 census.
Like many Moroccan cities, the city of Marrakesh comprises both an old fortified city (the medina) and modern neighborhoods, the most prominent of which is Gueliz, for a total population of 794,620 and 1,063,415 in the metropolitan area (2004 census). It is served by Ménara International Airport(IATA code: RAK) and a rail link to Casablanca and the north.
Marrakesh has the largest traditional Berber market (souk) in Morocco and also has one of the busiest squares in Africa and the world, Djemaa el Fna. The square bustles with acrobats, story-tellers, water sellers, dancers and musicians. By night food stalls open in the square turning it into a huge busy open-air restaurant.
Since medieval times and until around the beginning of the 20th century, the entire country of Morocco, was known in English and other European literature as “Kindom Marrakesh” as the capital city back then was often Marrakesh.
Le Palais, located in Marrakech, is the perfect setting for a modern version of ‘Arabian nights’. Truly extraordinary. . There are 25 rooms, and 40,000 square metres of gardens. Le Palais offers a whole range of amenities including a boutique, chic lounge, restaurant, Spa, recording studio, pool, terrace bar, conference room, fully equipped gym, and an amazing 13 pools.
Designed by world-renowned architect Imaad Rahmouni with no limitation on imagination and exclusivity, the palace is set to captivate and astound
Castle of Palatine Hills - interiors (Part 2)
This 10,000-square-foot Caribbean fortress inhabits its own private mountain on Vieques. Taking “off the grid” to new heights, it’s powered almost entirely by alternative energy methods like solar panels and a wind turbine. And there’s a private helicopter pad for easy arrival and departure. It has 4 bedrooms, 5 baths, on 55 acres approximately 10,000 square feet.