Hotel Sahrai by Christophe Pillet
from Christophe Pillet:
The Hotel Sahrai is opening in Fez, Morocco.
The five-star Hotel Sahrai, designed by the architect and designer Christophe Pillet, enjoys spectacular views of the largest medina in the Arab world, taking in twelve centuries of the city’s history in one fell swoop.
Just 2h30 away from Paris, it offers a totally new hotel experience in Fez. An alternative to the shady isolation of the riads and the impersonal feel of the big resorts, its architecture on a human scale is a combination of tradition and contemporary style.
All the volumes convey the total mastery of space and light that distinguishes Christophe Pillet’s work, with a scale and layout that combine splendour with intimacy.
Standing on the former site of Marshal Lyautey’s summer palace, the hotel revisits the distinctive motif of the great arches that once adorned the façade of the building that stood here.
Behind them, arranged around plant-covered atriums, is complex of fifty spacious rooms along with the comfort of two restaurants, a rooftop with a bar opening onto the panoramic terrace, and an exclusive Givenchy spa, combined with a traditional hammam and a gym with Technogym® equipment.
The entire interior and exterior décor, specifically designed for the hotel, combines classic design codes with a sophisticated take on local traditions.
Zellige pools, carved plaster and local stone cladding, Fassi ceramics and copper lanterns provide subtle references throughout the space, which also includes bespoke furniture, such as the Sahrai line designed by Christophe Pillet and now produced by Living Divani.
The Hotel Sahrai is a perfect starting point to discover all the place’s secrets. It also offers a perfect retreat from the hustle and bustle, enjoy a game of tennis or simply bask in the sun that warms the panoramic infinity pool throughout the day.
Photos by: Klaus Mellentin