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Nobu: A New Hotel in Marrakech

Abhilash Jayachandra, Contributor

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We know you have a long-standing affair with Nobu’s rock shrimp tempura. Not a visit passes when you don’t partake in the jalapeño yellowtail or the black miso cod. So, as timeless as the food is, Nobu takes that magic and plugs it into its hotels around the world. The latest to join the portfolio is an exotic beauty in Morocco’s fifth-largest city. Here’s the first look at this new hotel in Marrakech.

Set in the heart of the city, Nobu Hotel is a new luxury hotel in Marrakech which blends Moroccan architecture with modern Japanese influence. Marrakech is an exotic, culturally influential destination that challenges all of your senses. The bustle of the souks, the smell of the local foods, and the distinct architecture make the city a destination for any serious world traveler. Nobu joins the ranks of the top luxury hotels, but brings a unique architecture as well as the iconic Nobu restaurants to Morocco. 

A Hotel with a View 

The Nobu Hotel Marrakech has 71 suites that all have views of the Atlas Mountains and the heart of the city, including the Jemaa el-Fna Square. If you don’t get enough of the view from your room, you’ll also have access to the Rooftop Garden. The place has a circular pool deck with a bar and a signature restaurant. Guests of the elevated restaurant have a 360-degree view of the city and the Atlas Mountains. Nobu Marrakech also has three swimming pools and a 21,000-square-feet fitness center. As part of that, the Pearl Spa is Nobu’s retreat away from the bustle of Marrakech. More on that later. 

The Food

You can’t have a Nobu hotel without Nobu dishes. Chef Nobu creates the menus at each Nobu Hotel in his trademark style. The Nobu Marrakech has a selection of cocktails inspired by Japan and Morocco. Inevitably, they accompany inventive dishes. Of course, there are the signature rock shrimp tempura, yellowtail jalapeño and black miso cod that are pretty much the DNA of Nobu. For more casual bites, there’s also the Nobu Bar & Lounge.  

As a nod to the locale, the Rooftop Garden offers modern Moroccan Mediterranean cuisine. Tagines are taken to the next level, but if you crave Japanese food, there’s also a terrific sushi menu. In addition, guests have access to local and international musicians and artists who perform at the restaurant.

Nobu Marrakech Wellness
Spa and Wellness 

The Pearl Spa has over 21,000 square feet of architecturally impressive offerings. The space is all about calm and relaxation — signature Nobu. There are 14 private treatment rooms, a private hammam area, and an underground mosaic pool. The Hammam has a lounge, spa bath, steam bath, and sauna.

The Pearl Spa provides traditional Moroccan treatments that use both local and international organic products. Trademark Nobu treatments like Japanese Silk and Nobu Zen are also available. To get your workout in, there’s a fitness center with cutting-edge Technogym equipment and weight-training machines. Guests can also access studio lessons, dancing courses, and personal training. This new hotel in Marrakech is the entire experiential package. 

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