Wake Up Calls

Across the globe, from sleepy beach havens to sleepless metropolises, a wakeup call is a standard hotel service designed to do just that—wake you up—but what if it could be something more? What if it were something that could awaken your mind and body? In search of those sensory experiences, The Leading Hotels of the World has found destinations around that globe that deliver an invigorating boost, which will rouse your serendipitous spirit and stir your adventurous soul. From an awe-inspiring sunrise over a mountain range to a revitalizing afternoon tea ceremony, these Wake Up Calls will rejuvenate your overall sense of wellbeing and make you feel fully awakened.

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Marrakech, Morocco

One of the most mesmerizing destinations in the Maghreb, Marrakech’s bustling markets will charge your senses with a whir of sights, sounds, and flavors. Near the lively open-air bazaar and cafés of the famous Jamaa ElFna Square, La Mamounia is an iconic luxury oasis nestled within its own 20-acre park and peaceful gardens. Since opening in 1923, it has been frequented by celebrities and dignitaries from around the world seeking the tranquility of its enchanting old Morocco ambiance updated for modern travelers. In this haven of 700-year-old olive trees, cacti, and some 2,500 varieties of flowering plants, awaken your taste buds and revitalize with an afternoon tea. Each morning, La Mamounia’s executive chef Aurélien Poirot begins his day foraging for fresh ingredients in the hotel’s organic culinary garden, producing some 12 types of tomatoes and more than 50 types of herbs.