Kasbah Tamadot, Morocco's voted best hotel in the MENA region
During a ballooning expedition in Morocco in 1998 made the parents of Richard Branson (the founder of the Virgin Group) a trip to the foothills of the Atlas mountains and discovered a breathtaking place known as Kasbah Tamadot.
After this wonderful experience, his parents asked him an offer that he were afraid to refuse; to buy the Kasbah Tamadot and turn into Morocco's best-kept travel secret.
The Kasbah fourth in 2005 are grand opening, after two years of long and careful renovations designed to make the guests feel that they are in their own Moroccan home stay, reports Moroccoworldnews.
Kasbah Tamadot has 28 luxurious rooms, of which ten luxury Berber tents. The Moroccan rare tile work accentuates the traditional dÃ©cor and furnishings include antiques from all over the world together, this creates a "magical place" said Branson itself.
Guests can enjoy spa treatments, daily excursions through the berber villages and enjoy the beautiful nature that surround the kasbah.
The Kanoun resort's restaurant offers delicious regional dishes and tajines. There are also cooking classes that are offered to guests every afternoon where they prepare a three-course meal.
A guest said after his visit to Kasbah Tamadot: "I found it very unfortunate to the Kasbah to leave, because it was the perfect place to relax after a visit to the busy Marrakech."
Kasbah Tamadot, also serves as an important local economic resource. There are 140 people employed in the kasbah, of which 99 percent locally recruited. "We are like a family here in this hotel", gives an employee.
Since opening the Kasbah has a loyal clientele, which the existence of the Kasbah like wanted to keep secret. With the new designation in the number 1 ranking by Travel + Leisure, the Kasbahs magic, however, much more popular.