Elegantly crafted Moorish decadence
What it is
A contemporary take on a traditional Moroccan retreat overlooking the Atlas mountains, where 61 guest quarters across 15 acres are split between rooms, suites and riads.
What it isn't
Located inside of Marrakech’s walled Medina, where first time travelers to Marrakesh often prefer to stay.
What we think
Designed by Jacques Garcia, who was also behind Marrakech’s legendary La Mamounia hotel, the Selman mixes Second Empire and Moorish design influences—arched doorways, purple and gold upholstery, mashrabiya screens—throughout its boldly colored common spaces and mosaic-splashed rooms. There’s also a large spa, complete with a hammam, as well as a 262-foot long pool framed in royal palms. What’s makes the property particularly distinctive, though, is its state-of-the-art stables housing over a dozen Arabian horses. Travelers can sign up for horseback rides through the desert, or, in town, a Medina tour with one of the Selman’s private guides. Rooms, all of which have large terraces and leather furnishings, are also assigned private butlers.
You're here because
You want to enjoy Marrakech outside of the frenzied atmosphere of the Medina. The Arabians are a major bonus for horse lovers.
Jumping between the arch-lined pool—reminiscent of Moorish cisterns—and the mosaic detailed hammam while anticipating the spa’s Moroccan Ritual, traditional Rhassoul clay facial, body scrub and massage.
Restaurants & Bars
Selman - A luxury fine dining with an international menu
Pavilion - Specializing in Mediterranean-inspired dishes with views of the hotel’s Arabian horses
Assyl - Fine Moroccan restaurant
The Selma is located five miles southwest of the Medina walls and fifteen minutes from Marrakech’s Menara Airport (RAK).