Discover NEW Moroccan Art and Literature at Es Saadi Marrakech Resort

When booking that all important trip away, most of us are looking for two things, R&R combined with an injection of culture, so foreign that the stresses of the daily grind become a distant memory almost instantaneously and Es Saadi Marrakech Resort provides exactly that with the recent unveiling of its brand-new art-collection and literary room.

Seven days a week, morning, noon and night the delights of mystical Marrakech are there to whisk you into a world of bustling modern Moroccan culture and when the dust and noise of the medina has finally taken its toll, your cultural journey can continue in an art-lover’s paradise that captures the true essence and heart of Morocco within the elegantly embellished walls of Es Saadi Marrakech Resort.

Es Saadi is home to more than 400 works of art and this year is proud to showcase some brand-new pieces, hand selected by Elizabeth Bauchet-Bouhal, CEO of this family owned resort.  The lavish collection includes figural and abstract paintings, large sculptures and frescoes from a range of young, emerging artists and renowned Moroccan talent reflecting the diversity of modern Morocco. In the lobby, celebrated ceramic artist, Kamal Lahabibi was invited to express his creativity. Lahbabi was inspired by a 12th century Persian poet named Saadi who wrote the immortal ‘Gardens of Roses’, ‘Five Senses and the Sixth’, ‘The Lions of the Atlas’ and ‘The Arrival of the Poet Saadi in Marrakech’.  Lahbibi finds his creativity in Moroccan traditions as well as his own personal vision.

In the immaculately white balcony of Es Saadi, overlooking the lobby there is a magnificent, 11-meter-high painting by Fatima Hassan, telling the story of Moroccan life and culture, depicted on a magnificent ceramic table.

To further expand your learning of Morroco, Es Saadi is delighted to announce the opening of its literary room where throughout the year, book signings will be organised with famous authors. Settle down with a fresh mint tea and take a plunge into French-Arabic history.

The sparkling soul of Es Saadi is in its art collection which is displayed around the resort; in the gardens and in the suites. There is an important triptych depicting Moroccan scenes of life by Said Qodaid in the Executive Suite, and signature abstract paintings by Abdellah Sadouk and Ahmed Ben Ismail in the Deluxe Corner Suite. In 2014, Elizabeth Bauchet Bouhlah’s was decorated for her pioneering enterprise as an Officer de l’Ordre du Wissam Alaouite, by HRH King Mohammed VI of Morocco.


Es Saadi Marrakech Resort is set in 20 acres of palms, banana trees, roses, bougainvillea and bird-song, it is an oasis of Moroccan splendour in the heart of Marrakech’s Golden Triangle. Looking out onto the snow-capped Atlas Mountains, near the bustling souks and Jemaa El Fnaa square, the Resort offers a five-star hotel with 149 rooms, a majestic palace with 92 suites and 10 private luxury villas dotted around the gardens, as well as 8 Ksars (two-storey Berber-style cottages well suited to families) surrounding the 2400 square metre lagoon-swimming pool, the largest in the city, with an immersed palm tree and an island bar taking centre stage. The resort boasts a 3,000sqm award winning spa set over three floors which boasts the only Dior Institut outside of Paris.

For further information and images please contact:

Sally Thorpe


T: +44 (0) 208 878 1008


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