Riad Meriem is (in his own words) ‘a labour of love’
for the New York designer Thomas Hays.
He has created it with the art lover in mind with a fusion
of oriental textiles, exquisite paintings plus his own
Fine Art Photography. This exclusive boutique hotel has been
entirely crafted by Marrakchi artisans to ensure
that it retains its authenticity whilst using the talents
of the best local craftsmen.
Featured as one of the most
beautifully designed hotels in the world.
House & Garden
Selected as one of the top 30
new hotels in the world for 2008.
Travel + Leisure
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Riad Meriem is a new five-suite riad located in the heart of the Medina of Marrakesh, a popular Morocco vacation spot. It was designed for discerning visitors seeking a more personalized luxury hotel break in this enchanting city. What sets Riad Meriem apart from other holiday villas in Morocco is its exquisite restoration and a design that can be characterized as a fusion of Arab and Oriental sensibilities. This Morocco luxury hotel is the unique and highly personal vision of its Manhattan-based owner and designer, Thomas Hays. Hays used local and internationally sourced materials, as well as a color palate derived from the natural pigments of the Arab landscape, lush gardens and cool running water combine to create a tranquil and intoxicating oasis that engages all senses, ideal for a relaxing luxury weekend break. Riad Meriem is the very essence of the perfect Morocco holiday.