MARRAKECH EXPRESS   

11.09.18

From bustling bazaars to skiing in the Atlas Mountains, Morocco is scaling new heights to attract investors. Robert Green, Founder and Managing Director of Sphere Estates, explains why Marrakech has it all for the perfect holiday home abroad and why buyers should consider the Fairmont Residences Royal Palm Marrakech

Casting its spell on countless generations, Westerners have always had a certain fascination for Morocco. For Winston Churchill it was the sunset over the snow-capped Atlas Mountains.

For boho musicians Jimi Hendrix and Cat Stephens it was the smoke-ringed “Marrakech Express” days. Today, it’s the exotic mix of high-style real estate that has second-homers and investors well and truly smitten. ­ The former capital of Morocco – known to many as the Red City - is an intoxicating spot, full of contrasts, scents, landscapes, architecture, and possibilities for discovery.

In the heart of the city, visitors can soak up the bustling atmosphere of the Medina, tour the new Yves Saint Laurent Museum, wander through the city’s magnificent gardens or dine in a traditional Riad. In order to appreciate this majestic locale, the ideal place to stay – or even live – is the Fairmont Royal Palm Marrakech.

Nestled in 231 hectares of palm, olive and orange trees, against the backdrop of snow-capped mountain peaks, the resort is the ultimate oasis of luxury, style and adventure. ­The hotel boasts opulent guest rooms, suites and villas overlooking the 18-hole Golf Course, as well as a 2,000 square metre swimming pool and on-site spa. ­

The resort also garners top marks for its choice of six restaurants, from enjoying an al fresco buffet surrounded by olive trees, or dining amongst the peaked piles of spices at traditional Moroccan restaurant Al Ain. But what makes this resort so special is the residential offering, with a choice of one to six bedroom villas for sale, many with golf and mountain views, with prices starting from €300,000. ­

These branded residences have full access to the hotel resort amenities and concierge services, plus there’s also a fully managed rental pool. Branded residences are spread across four distinct zones, surrounding the immaculate golf course fairways. ­The Atlas zone boasts bespoke homes on up to one-hectare plots.

Plots for homes can be constructed to the owner’s exact specification, and are available from €1,500,000, villas including land from €4,000,000. ­The Oliveraie zone is located close to the hotel and its facilities, with three to five bedroom homes sitting on plots of between 3,500 and 7,600 square metres.

­These elegant homes with landscaped gardens and private pools are on the market for €1,500,000 - €3,500,000. For sunset views, the Ocre zone offers stylish loft-style villa homes - ideal for families and investors alike. ­

There is space for up to 19 three to four bedroom homes, with prices starting from €650,000. Finally, for those looking for something more traditional – one to three bedroom homes built in the Riad style are available in the Heritage zone. ­The perfect choice for those interested in generating rental income, with the option to use the property for up to eight weeks a year, prices start from €300,000.

“Few developments and locations within a 3 to 4 hour flight from most European cities offer such a cultural and gastronomical contrast with such a diverse range of destination experiences for all ages.

It’s a safe environment too,” says Robert Green, managing director of Sphere Estates. Whether you’re here for a private getaway, a family holiday or business retreat, fine tuning your Golf swing, or simply exploring the wonders of Marrakech, Fairmont Royal Palm Marrakech promises to turn your moments into memories.”

DISCOVER MARRAKECH

While staying at the beautiful Fairmont Royal Palm, getting out and about couldn’t be easier thanks to Sphere Estates ‘Discovery Tour’ inspection trip packages.

Sphere Estates draws on years of travel experience and offers a seamless end-to-end service, helping to arrange flights, transfers and accommodation, whether viewing a property to potentially buy, or in due course, visiting your fabulous new holiday home.

The company’s experienced private travel partners can create tailor-made trips to suit your particular needs and time frame. Sphere Estates can also offer fabulous experiences you might not have considered. Sphere Estates can offer preferential rates at the hotel, subject to availability.

For those that do choose to purchase a home at the Fairmont Residences Royal Palm Marrakech, additional benefits may apply, including a refund on the cost of your trip (T&Cs apply).

To find out more about the resort, go to: www.sphereestates.com/rpm or call +44 (0)20 3617 1360

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