OVERVIEW \ artisanal boutique estate with villas starting at $575
Located about 25 minutes outside Marrakech, there lays a large olive grove near the village of Dour Laadem with a breathtaking view of the Atlas Mountains. Here you will find the 8.5 acre private estate and artisanal boutique hotel of globetrotting photographer, designer, lifestyle writer and humanitarian Maryam Montague and her architect husband Chris Redecke. With its unique layout and highly curated design elements, this hand-built, custom property has been featured in dozens of magazines and tv shows and is a favorite location for travelers in the know, fashion shoots, yoga and creative retreats, and celebrations of all kinds. Alongside their private home where they live with their two children, are two stunning villas, a large turquoise pool, and beautiful gardens filled with hundreds of rose bushes and meandering pathways. One cannot help but be inspired by this one-of-a kind property and the incredible attention to detail. This is a unique hideaway you won’t want to miss on your next visit to Marrakech.
Deliberately intimate and exclusive, Peacock Pavilions sleeps 12-16, double occupancy, in 2 guest pavilions and a unique bungalow.
Draped in bougainvillea, the Atlas Pavilion is decorated in glamorous tribal chic style with two large bedrooms + en-suites, featuring hand-painted walls and ceilings. The private salon has soaring 18 ft ceilings and is home to a down-filled seating area and intimate dining area, the walls having incredible detailing of lacy plaster-work.
With its own rose garden, the larger Medina Pavilion is decorated in modern global style and also has a domed salon, this one with French illustrations and unique pieces such as a beaded chair from the Yoruba tribe, curtains made from antique Yemani red and silver saris, and Persian carpets. There is also a fully-equipped kitchen with pattered tiles and an adjoining dining room. There are three bedrooms, each having their own fireplace and private bathrooms with tiled floors and vessel sinks, and the upstairs bedroom boasting a private terrace in addition to a large rooftop terrace with incredible views.
Burrowed behind gorgeous olive trees, the Sahara bungalow features custom calligraphy and a myriad of layered art pieces featuring two bedrooms + en-suites each with a private lounging area.
Additional shared spaces are located in the Main Pavilion such as the grand reception under a domes ceiling with seating and a fireplace, a small library of design books and guidebooks for guests to borrow, The Souk by M. Montague, Maryam’s curated #tribalchic collections for purchase, an African inspired indoor dining space, an arcaded terrace with tiled tables where breakfasts and lunches are served.
Hidden away in the olive grove is an Outdoor Cinema with a huge screen, amazing surround sound, deckchair seating and a fire-pit for the colder evenings.
The hotel, like the rest of M.Montague brand, supports Project Soar, a non-profit organization established the couple to empower local Moroccan girls through art and sports, as well as health and English language education.
Additional concierge services include: Assistance with itinerary planning, Reservations for reliable local transportation and airport pickup, Arrangements for professional English speaking guides, Bookings for spa treatments, Reservations for dining in downtown Marrakech , Suggestions for sightseeing , Recommendations for day trips (Essaouira, Atlas Mountains, etc.) , Party planning for birthdays, anniversaries and other special occasions, Use of a local mobile phone while on outings, Trustworthy baby-sitting , Information on Moroccan culture and traditions, Same day laundry
Private tents + en-suite bathroom, heat, private terrace, pool, outdoor gym, outdoor cinema, yoga pavilion, dining tent
Dour Laadem, 25km outside of Marrakech.
Atlas Pavailion (2 en-suite bedrooms, Grand salon, Private terraces) $575
Medina Pavilion (3 en-suite bedrooms, full kitchen, Dining room, Grand salon, Private terraces) $850
Dawn & Dusk Luxury Tented Bungalow (2 en-suite bedrooms, private lounging area) - Both Bungalows $525, Single Bungalow $275
Entire Property (Atlas Pavilion, Medina Pavilion, Tented Bungalows) $1900
*rates are per night and does not include taxes.
NEED TO KNOW
Peacock Pavilions is also the perfect venue for a celebration or retreat, whether it be a birthday party, dinner party, yoga retreat or workshop.
WORTH CHECKING OUT
Maryam has been living in Marrakech for years and knows all the secret shops destined to wow both design enthusiasts and curious shoppers alike. Now you can get her help in designing and executing the perfect Marrakech shopping experience. Not interested in shopping but still want to know more about Moroccan design? Maryam also does design talks and book signings for groups.
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*photos courtesy of Britney Gill