Inspired by the rose-hued buildings of old Marrakech, palatial Amanjena is close to the fabled Red City, set in its own expanse of gardens and grand open spaces.
Shaded courtyards with fountains lead to the central bassin that nourishes the gardens in which spacious standalone guest pavilions and maisons rest, all with private gardens and many with private pools. Views stretch across the olive groves and palms of the oasis, extending to the High Atlas Mountains on the horizon.
How to get to Amanjena is a short 20 minute drive from Marrakech Menara International Airport, where you'll find Amanjena located on the outskirts of Marrakech. Located near Amanjena guests can also have easy access to nearby attractions.
Amanjena Rooms and Accommodation
Amanjena’s exceptionally appointed rooms are called Amanjena Pavilions and Amanjena Maisons - they are cool, elegant dwellings with Berber carpets scattered over zellij-tiled floors and high-ceilings for an opulent feel. Away from the bustle of the fabled red city of Marrakech, the sound of running water in fountains soothes while chaise longues and candle lanterns lend classic Moroccan ambience. Several also offer private heated pools.
Accommodation and rooms at Amanjena are categorised into One and Two Bedroom categories.
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Amanjena’s 175 sqm Pavilions comprise a combined living area, bedroom and private courtyard, sheltered beneath their own graceful Venetian-style stucco domes.
The Pavilions are elegantly decorated with Berber carpets and zellij floor tiles for an elegant Moroccan feel.
Ideal for couples seeking a tranquil retreat, Amanjena Pavilion suites have traditional zellij tiled floors and Moroccan accents, balancing both opulence and comfort with a king-sized bed and spacious living area with wood-burning fireplace.
Amanjena Pavilion bathroom with traditional green marble from Ouarzazate, twin vanities, dressing areas, large bathtub, freestanding shower and W.C.
Head outside to the Pavilion’s private courtyard garden, large lounging sofas and a traditional outdoor gazebo ensure ample space for relaxing.
Amanjena’s Pavilion Bassin features the same layout and similarly features 175 sqm of space, including a large private garden. It is however located next to the Bassin, Amanjena’s dramatic central water feature.
Offering a similar interior layout as the Pavilion, the Amanjena's 220 sqm Pavilion Piscine features an additional 256 sqm heated swimming pool within an expansive, private garden. For large families, or groups of friends, adjacent Pool Pavilions can be connected via courtyard doors creating a more social outdoor layout if desired.
Set across two stories, offering 360 sqm of space and first floor views over the reflective central bassin, Amanjena’s expansive Maisons are ideal for groups of friends, families or couples seeking a private retreat with ample space for relaxation.
Be welcomed via a private courtyard entrance where you'll find the spacious living area with unique private pool accessed directly from the seating area, maximises indoor-outdoor living and is an atmospheric place to share stories of the day gone by.
The Maison comes with an indoor living area with an open fireplace, large seating and dining area.
Maisons feature two bedrooms – the Master suite upstairs with king-size bed, Guest suite downstairs with king-size bed - each with en-suite bathroom.
Each bathroom features traditional green marble from Ouarzazate, twin vanities, dressing areas, large bathtub, freestanding shower and W.C.
Amanjena's Maisons feature generous gardens with an outdoor dining, pool, sun loungers and courtyard garden, which can be connected to neighbouring Maisons, should one choose to.
The Maison Jardin features similar layout and facilities as the Maisons, but it features a 572 sqm of living space, offering a secluded palatial-style retreat for up to four guests. In addition, it also features a large traditional outdoor dining area and open fireplace perfect for lounging and dining.
The Maison Jardin can be connected via courtyard doors to the Pavilion Bassin gardens located next door, should one choose to, perfect for large families or groups of friends travelling together, offering a more social outdoor layout.
Al Hamra Maison
Amanjena’s standalone Al Hamra Maison offers an expansive 1,130 sqm of space, set within a private garden, complete with large, heated pool, two large traditional outdoor gazebos for dining and lounging and a spacious main pavilion.
The main living space sits between the two suites, offering a spacious living and dining area, opening out onto the extensive private garden. Al Hamra Maison is also home to a private bar and stocked pantry, with a private host on hand to tend to every need, 24/7.
The Maison sleeps up to four guests, making it ideal for families or small groups of friends with two master suites, each comprising large bedroom, dressing room and bathroom, exquisitely finished in green marble from Ouarzazate with a stepped and columned bathtub encouraging rest and relaxation
Design features reflect the character and charm of the resort’s beautiful location, with Berber carpets, zellij tiled floors and large mirrors, creating an elegant atmosphere, while the spacious private gardens and outdoor gazebos for dining and relaxation create an expansive private oasis for guests. The Al Hamra Maison also features a 36 sqm heated swimming pool.
Amanjena restaurants presents a myriad of dining options, from savouring authentic local dishes at Amanjena’s Moroccan Restaurant, which also serves dishes from Arva, Aman’s signature Italian restaurant which celebrates seasonal family favourites, or delight in exquisite Japanese fare at poolside Nama.
The Moroccan Restaurant and Arva
Local musicians provide the soundtrack to dining in the restaurant’s serene courtyard every Monday to Saturday evening, a candlelit fountain at its heart.
Berber culinary traditions and Moorish, Andalusian and Middle Eastern influences meet on the menu – a kaleidoscope of flavours true to the melting-pot cuisine of Morocco. Guests can also order from an Italian menu by Aman's signature restaurant, Arva.
Overlooking the property's serene swimming pool, is Amanjena's japanese restaurant, Nama, that celebrates Japan’s Unesco-protected Washoku Cuisine with artfully plated sushi and sashimi at the heart of its menu.
Open for dinner Wednesday - Sunday, the restaurant is centred by a robata grill and sushi counter, where guests can watch the chefs work their magic. Fresh seafood is delivered daily from Essaouira on the coast.
A mood of easygoing elegance pervades Amanjena’s atmospheric Bar with its signature columns and lofty ceiling. Here, Aman’s award-winning bartender blends the finest spirits with the fruits and herbs of Morocco to create extraordinary signature cocktails. He also shares his knowledge with guests in private cocktail classes.
Private Dining Experience at Amanjena
Dining in the privacy of your own pavilion
Banquets on the terrace, lantern-lit tables in the shade of the pooside minzah, or hidden dining nooks in the Pavilion garden - Amanjena's culinary team orchestrate private dining experiences wherever guests desire.
Agafay Desert Dining Experience
During the warmer months, whilst the sun sets against the backdrop of the Atlas Mountain, travel by camel across the lunar-landscaped desert to a secret destination.
A private Amanjena tent awaits, where one can savour a traditional Berber dinner under the stars, gazing up at the constellations there were once used for navigation and story telling.
At Amanjena, an ornately decorated caidal provides the atmospheric setting for candlelit private dinners and special-occasion feasting. The location is perfect for a wedding or honeymoon in Amanjena, accompanied by live Moroccan music.
Spa and Wellness
Dedicated to personal wellness, Amanjena spa facilities are serene and timeless, with spa menu designed to calm, soothe and rejuvenate while expert therapists work on restoring optimal wellbeing.
Aside from a comprehensive spa with four private treatment rooms, it also features two Moroccan-style hammams for the ultimate relaxation. Over here, guests can indulge in a wellness retreat and invest in their personal wellbeing, release tension and rejuvenate the body and mind with a myriad of treatments offered by their holistic spa experts.
Throughout the year, Amanjena welcomes a host of wellbeing experts and healing specialists to offer exclusive treatments and therapies to guests of Amanjena.
LUX Tennis Acadamy and Fitness at Amanjena
Amanjena is delighted to continue the partnership with LUX Tennis Academy, providing private tennis coaching and clinics for esteemed guests. Hosted by professional ATP or WTA players, the academy will offer personalized programmes adapted for each player, taking into consideration their age and ability. For the upcoming season, guests are invited to train with French tennis professional, Paul Forhan.
For other active pursuits, guests can also take a trip to Amanjena's fully equipped fitness centre and gym, where trained instructors are ready to help you take your fitness game to the next level.
A varied landscape of rugged snow-capped mountains, parched desert dunes and winding coastline, Morocco has some of North Africa’s most diverse geography, all accessible from Amanjena. The ancient city of Marrakech radiates from its 12th-century medina, a red-walled former fortress crisscrossed by narrow lanes. Surrounding the city, the Palmeraie is an unexpectedly lush oasis that in turn gives way to the desert landscape, dotted with villages where little has changed for hundreds of years.
E-bike adventures in the Agafay dunes
Just 40 minutes' drive from Marrakech, embark on a thrilling off-road adventure to discover the starkly beautiful, almost lunar landscape of Agafay is an otherworldly wonder that many visitors to Morocco never get to explore.
From local camel rides, to exhilarating journeys via quadbike or e-bike, or learning more about the stars with a unique stargazing experience, guests can embark on a unique journey in one of Morocco's most mesmerising locations.
Morocco's Atlas Mountain
Rising from the sands of the Sahara 4,167 metres to the top of Jbel Toubkal, North Africa's highest peak, the Atlas Mountains are one of the world's most dramatic ranges.
Guest can opt to ascend to Kasbah du Toubkal by car, helicopter or foot, and enjoy a picnic lunch with panoramic views, 1,800 metres above sea level.
Golf in the desert
Marrakech is one of the most up and coming golfing destinations in the world, with sunshine and blue skies providing the perfect conditions. A stone's throw from the resort is the 27-hole Amelkis Golf Club, ranked as one of the finest in Morocco and known for the technical challenges posed by a number of its holes. Not far away, the Royal Golf Marrakech offers a narrower layout with lush vegetation and gardens that date back to the 1930.
Family at Amanjena
Amanjena is a family-friendly resort, and aside from offering comfortable living spaces and kids-friendly amenities, it is the ideal base for introducing children of all ages to the wonders of Marrakech and maintains a programme of activities for all ages and interests.
Children's events are curated by the resort team to delight and inspire, whereby familise can enjoy carriage rides, take part in calligraphy lessons or partake in golf lessons to hone their skills. The resort team can also coordinate bespoke family experiences and excursions.
In addition to the resort's main pool, Amanjena has a dedicated heated swimming pool for children and toddlers, allowing young ones to swim, splash and play safely.
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