In The Press

Elle Magazine (April 2018)

“When Ezzahra came onto my radar with its promise of targeted nutrition and intensive Pilates, it was a no-brainer.”
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Grazia Magazine (February 2017)

“Three exquisite villas, surrounded by date palms, pomegranate trees and endless lawns”
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The Mayfair Magazine (January 2017)

“A Masterclass in Chess at Ezzahra”
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The City Magazine (December 2016)

“Take your love of chess to Morocco with the Chess Masterclass Weekend”
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The Spectator (31 December 2016)

“This weekend would be a treat in any setting but the location is what makes it so special. A quartet of elegant villas in landscaped grounds on the outskirts of Marrakech, Ezzahra feels more like a family home than a commercial property.”
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Luxe Magazine (Winter 2016)

“Guests can choose from three sumptuous fully-staffed villas set amid 20,000 square metres of landscaped gardens with ancient olive trees, date palms and orange and pomegranate trees.”
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Square Meal (Winter 2016)

“Relax in the spa or on your large daybed and enjoy the inclusive beauty treatments as you unwind at the elegantly conceived Villa Alkhozama.”
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Telegraph Luxury (September 2016)

“The intimate villa is ideal for small groups of friends or family looking to relax and unwind. There are social areas aplenty – you’ll want to plan drinks in the traditional sunken Berber tent come sundown – while the expansive lounge-dining room is more suited to cooler evenings or perhaps afternoon tea.”
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Brides Honeymoon Guide (August 2016)

“This three-bedroom pad is a haven of vivid-green palms, terracotta brickwork and wafting linen curtains, with a jade-coloured pool flanked by peppermint-striped daybeds at its heart.”
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“The serene oasis of Palmeraie feels like a tranquil haven in comparison to the buzz of the Marrakech medina, yet this peaceful slice of rural Morocco is a mere 15 minutes from the city.”
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House & Garden (March 2016)

“Enchanting interiors by Philip Hooper from Sybil Colefax & John Fowler, incorporating Berber furniture and motifs and art by modern Moroccan artists, are a highlight of the new Villa Azzaytouna in Marrakech.”
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How To Spend It (9 Jan 2016)

“One of the area’s most spectacular private estates is offering a new villa option, Azzaytouna …. small and intimate but still supremely luxurious”
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Conde Nast Traveller (Feb 2016)

“This is a celebratory kind of place, a three-bedroom pleasure palace in the Palmeraie knitted together by majestic domed roofs and tiled waterways, which is fast becoming the star of an already pretty fabulous show.”
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Destination Weddings (Jul 2015)

“15 of the Best Villas Around the World.”
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Conde Nast Traveller (Apr 2015)

“Pretty much every fashion magazine, model, stylist and editor in the world has done a shoot here. And if they haven’t done a shoot here, then they’ve stayed here. And fallen in love with its hedonistic ways.”
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Porter (Fall 2014)

“Named after the orange groves that encircle it, Ezzahra is a fantasy villa straight out of Arabian Nights.”
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Go Style (Summer 2013)

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Vanity Fair (Mar 2013)

“The teenagers’ dream, when that dream is lying round a pool with their friends, chatting and drinking. But Ezzahra also has – wait for it – two therapists on stand-by for spa treatments: massages, pedicures, hair. Marvellous.”
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Tatler (Sept 2012)

“Sheltered behind high walls in the heart of the Palmeraie is one of the most glamorous villas in Morocco.”
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Times Magazine (Jan 2012)

“A hammam fit for a King.”
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Easy Living (July 2011)

“…our hearts were stolen by the two-bedroomed Alkhozama, nested in blossoming gardens and shaded by olive groves.”
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Ultra Travel (Spring 2011)

“This magnificent villa is located in the Palmeraie, a shady, expansive district on the fringes of the city, yet only 15 minutes from the hustle and bustle of the souqs.”
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Harper’s Bazaar (Mar 2011)

“This villa truly is the epitome of luxury.”
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Grazia (Jun 2010)

“On our first day, the wonderful housekeeper Maria took us under her wing. Later that afternoon, we retreated to the cool of a cushion-clad Berber tent by the pool for a massage, manicure and facial.”
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InStyle (Dec 2009)

“The moment you arrive here and are greeted by the major-domo Mohammad bearing drinks, you’ll never want to leave.
Set in Marrakech’s exclusive Palmeraie district (Yves Saint Laurent had a house here for many years), Ezzahra was built just a few years ago, but, with its fully grown palm and orange trees, it looks as if it has been part of the landscape forever.”
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Country Life (Winter 2009)

“The house is roomy with balconies, a sublime swimming pool and an underground hammam and spa area with full-time masseuses……. Staying in Ezzahra is like staying in a top hotel, but with no other guests.”
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FT How To Spend It (Nov 2009)

“Hidden away behind high walls in a secret domain shaded by palm and olive groves is Ezzahra, a magnificent family house of contemporary Moroccan design.”
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Telegraph Ultratravel (Sept 2009)

“…Located in the most exclusive part of the Palmeraie – the palm grove fringing the city into which the suburbs are gradually spreading – and with a Saudi Arabian prince next door, this Italian-designed kasbah is as indulgent as it gets in Morocco.”
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Ultratravel (Spring 2009)

“The Ultimate luxury bolt-hole in Marrakesh. This private house, built in 2003 as a family holiday home for Gibraltarian Brian Callaghan, oozes the owner’s love of life and style.”
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Sunday Times (Feb 2009)

“Ezzahra is a large gated private residence that is staffed with cooks, gardeners, and therapists. It has a 52ft x 19ft swimming pool, tennis court, private cinema and its own hammam.”
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FT How To Spend It (Dec 2008)

“…a stylish rental property seems ideal for families and groups of friends. La Palmeraie, Ezzahra comes with seven en-suite bedrooms (each with a terrace and dressing room), two screening rooms, a large swimming pool, a spa with hammam and gym and a staff of 12 including two beauty therapists, a house manager and chef.”
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