Modern + Magic + Morocco

June 7, 2009

Why do I spend my money on shoes and dresses when I could be saving up for a weekend here??
I've always had a slight fascination with the story of Aladdin, so it is no wonder I have been drooling over Riad Enija Hotel in Marrakesh. The hotel was originally the palace of King Kaid, then sold to an affluent silk merchant who converted it into his family home. Fast forward 200 years to the current owners, Swedish architect Bjorn Conerdings and Swiss designer Ursula Haldimann.

Riad Enija, originally uploaded by Sweet Serendipity1.
Bjorn and Ursula created this eclectic desert oasis with 12 meticulously decorated guest rooms in a little over 2 years. Wow! Seems like a rest-of-life project to me. Word of advice for all you single ladies out there: Marry a contractor.

Riad Enija, originally uploaded by berlinpaul25.

Photos from the hotel's website.....

Supposedly the hotel has been the backdrop for a number of fashion shoots. Doesn't surprise me. Absolutely gorgeous.

1 comment

  1. wonderful post! love this selection of moroccan interiors and the tiles


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