A top location, between the medina and the French ville nouvelle
Swing between Paris and Morocco in the two swanky restaurants, Relais de Paris and Amaraz
The rooftop bar gets extrafabulous on weekends, when DJs play
The spa menu draws from Asian, African and European traditions
The health club features a hammam and an infinity pool
What To Know
Glassed-in cubed showers exposed to the rest of the room up the sexy factor
The hotel allows pets
Children are welcome, but their presence is restricted in certain areas, including the spa
Valet parking is free
Parking on site
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Fez stunner with light-filled rooms, a sexy rooftop bar and the only Givenchy spa in North Africa
Spearheading the Fez renaissance is this 50-room stunner, designed by Christophe Pillet in a style that pays homage to both contemporary minimalism and Morocco-fantasy opulence. Eschewing the riotous color and texture of many riads, this player is all about muted palettes and simple glassed-in cube bathrooms (with curtains for privacy), which play on traditional Moroccan motifs such as metal lanterns and hand-crafted tilework. The five-treatment-room Givenchy spa features the intricate mashrabiya latticework common to this region, which throws beautiful filtered natural light into the already dreamy spaces. Dine on either French brasserie favorites in the Relais de Paris restaurant or opt for the full Moroccan experience at Amaraz, before heading up for a nightcap on the roof. If afternoon tea is more your speed, a white marble bar called Arcades beneath vaulted arches is the spot to while away a languid afternoon.
In the Area
Because navigating an ancient, labrinythine city like Fez can be overwhelming, leave the details to a top-notch tour company, like Artisans of Leisure, which can craft an itinerary that shows off the city's best, most authentic side. If you'd rather explore on your own, make a beeline for the medina, a UNESCO treasure in business since the 9th century, when Fez was founded. Here you'll find the beating heart of the city's life, with market stalls, narrow alleyways and plenty of historic monuments -- getting lost is part of the fun. It might sound like an odd afternoon outing, but the Chouara Tannery is not to be missed; this 11th-century leather center is accessed by one of the many leather shops on Derb Chaouwara, and you can get a bird's-eye view of the huge vats filled with bright dyes being churned by hand.