Published on January 20th, 2009 | by Ozlem Avcioglu0
Amanjena, Marrakech, Morocco
Amanjena meaning ‘peaceful paradise’ is designed by the American architect Ed Tuttle to fit harmoniously to its surroundings, using exotic local materials of Morocco..The resort is located between snow-capped Atlas Mountains and authentic Berber villages and and only 10 minutes dive from intriguing Medina of Marrakech.
It has 32 sunset-red-coloured private pavilions which are spacious and exquisitely designed; eight with private pools and terraces with gazebos, cushioned seating areas and candle lanterns creating a secluded area to chill or dine..With its health and beauty centre, with indigenous hammams or steam rooms, it is a tranquil paradise who especailly whishes to escape from the chaos of Marrakech..
Being close to Ouarzazate, known as the Hollywood of Morocco, where numerous blockbuster movies have been shot including; Lawrence of Arabia , The Sheltering Sky; Star Wars and Gladiator, Amanjena is also an escape place for the Celebrities, who are in Morocco for filming and want absolute privacy and comfort.