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Atelier d’Artist within the grounds of the hotel / ©Royal Mansour
The Nest along with the hotel’s four restaurants, which include the signature eatery of La Grande Table Marocaine and Sesamo, the new eatery from a celebrated Italian chef, Massimiliano Alajmo, will be served by a newly established herb garden and organic vegetable garden. The fresh supply of herbs will also be utilized within aromatic infusions and treatments in the sprawling 27,000-sq-ft Spa Royal Mansour.
With Royal Mansour’s ground expansion also comes the new Atelier d’Artiste, a glass-paneled greenhouse enveloped by lush greenery. Further enhancing the property’s commitment to wellbeing, the tranquil new space will host individual or small group art therapy sessions including painting, modeling, pottery, and calligraphy, each beginning with a guided meditation.
In charge of the resort’s latest extension was Luis Vallejo Landscape Studio, the firm behind Royal Mansour’s previous 2016 garden expansion. The design takes inspiration from traditional Moroccan agricultural practices as well as the city’s Unesco World Heritage Agdal and Menara Gardens, which can be seen in the geometric grid of olive and palm trees and the use of local flora and fauna. Taking further influence from Moroccan heritage, a system of reservoirs was established around the grounds as a nod to ancient irrigation systems that brought water from the Atlas Mountains.
The expansion includes a newly established herb garden and organic vegetable garden / ©Royal Mansour