Morocco’s newest hotel will open in its Red City later this month.

Nobu Hotel Marrakech is gearing up to welcome its first overnight guests on January 23.

Located a stone’s throw from the heart of the 1,000-year-old city, the sleek hotel is the first in Africa from the ultra-luxury hotel brand that’s headed by actor Robert De Niro, film producer Meir Teper and chef Nobu Matsuhisa.

Moroccan craftsmanship fused with contemporary Japanese touches awaits in each of the hotel’s 71 spacious suites.

The crowning Nobu Suite offers a retreat for six guests to enjoy luxury penthouse living, and comes with a private in-suite bar and wrap-around veranda that has dramatic views over the Atlas Mountains.

There are three swimming pools throughout the hotel and the luxury Pearl spa, one of the biggest in Marrakech, spanning about 2,000 square metres with 14 private treatment rooms.

Naturally, the hotel offers some upscale dining options including Nobu Restaurant, as well as the Nobu Bar and Lounge named after and headed by the celebrity Japanese chef.

The Rooftop Garden serves Mediterranean and Moroccan cuisine, as well as Nobu sushi at lunchtime. It also has a circular all-seasons pool, cabanas and a panoramic terrace offering amazing 360-degree views over Marrakech’s kaleidoscope of rooftops, souqs and riads.

Travellers looking to get out and experience the city can opt for a number of unique activities. These include sunset camel rides, quad biking sessions, Moroccan cooking classes inside and open-air dining experiences under the stars.

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