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The Royal Mansour Marrakech, an American Express Fine Hotels & Resorts property, is a triumph of design and luxury. The property, located just steps away from the Medina, treats its guests to world-class amenities, fine cuisine (it just opened a new Italian restaurant, Sesamo, led by Michelin-star chef Massimiliano Alajmoand), stunning architecture, and décor crafted by over 1,500 local artisans.

But the iconic hotel is also emerging as a leading spa destination in this part of the world. The property just announced that it is enhancing its wellness offerings through a series of high-profile partnerships and multi-day programs that will debut this spring. Guests of the idyllic three-story, 27,000-square-foot spa will be able to choose from several new exclusive treatments created in collaboration with three of the most renowned skincare brands—Intraceuticals, Subtle Energies, and Dr. Burgener Switzerland.

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The latest additions to the spa menu include three customizable treatments by Intraceuticals based on the company’s proprietary three-step hyaluronic layering method that uses therapeutic oxygen under pressure; the Recovering Traveller treatment of Subtle Energies that improves sleep and energy levels and strengthens the immune system after a long-haul flight; and a series of anti-aging facials by Dr. Burgener Switzerland that combine natural ingredients sourced from around the world with the latest in Swiss biotechnological practices.

Related: An Art Lover’s Guide to Marrakech

Those seeking a more immersive wellness experience can take advantage of the new three-, five-, seven- or 14-day retreats that will debut this spring. Separated into four programs—Rebalance, Weight Control, Rejuvenation, and Immunity boost—the all-inclusive retreats will address the participants’ physical and mental well-being.

Of course, suppose you’re simply craving one of the spa’s signature hammam treatments inspired by traditional Moroccan beauty rituals. In that case, you can choose between a number of custom experiences that use some of Morocco’s most precious natural ingredients, such as purifying clay from the Atlas Mountains, roses from the Kalaat Megouna Valley, and local saffron.


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