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Forbes Traveler
march 2008
Morocco's Sexiest Hotels

New York interior designer Thomas Hays' foray into Moroccan chic at Riad Meriem is an all-out symphony of seduction. Traditional lanterns for lighting and smooth plaster walls painted in rich jewel tones make the rooms amazingly cozy. The modern and traditional artwork, from Africa and Asia, makes for an eclectic combination—particularly when paired with Moroccan elements, such as the courtyard pool that's shaped like an Arabesque. Sleeping in the Star Suite means dreaming beneath a gauzy fabric that's draped under star-shaped lanterns that hover over the bed. The bathtub is the size of a small pool.