Founded in the 11th century as an Almoravid fortress town, Meknes is a charming imperial city and former capital of Morocco just 40 miles southwest of Fes.

Its regional importance can be traced back to Sultan Moulay Ismail, who, in the 17th century, set about transforming into a regional powerhouse replete with palaces, mosques, gardens and mansions. Sadly, the sultan died before his grand plan was completed, and over time, Meknes’ prominence slowly ebbed away. Today, under UNESCO patronage, the city is slowly restoring the crumbling monuments to their former glory. Stay a few days, and you can visit the Bou Inania Medersa, the impressive Bab Al Mansour Gateway and Moulay Ismael’s mausoleum before heading into the surrounding countryside.

Meknes – Luxury Collection

Chateau Roslane$$$$$

Blending contemporary decor with Spanish-Moorish architecture, the luminous rooms and suites are adorned with noble materials that invite complete relaxation. Each comes with a balcony or terrace overlooking the Middle Atlas Mountains, perfect for enjoying a breakfast replete with expansive views of vineyards and lavender fields. From the spa treatments featuring wine extracts to the entirely organic cuisine of the gourmet restaurant L’Oliveraie, the celebration of nature’s richness is Ch...

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