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Riad Meriem is (in his own words) a “labour of love” for the New York designer, Thomas Hays. He has created it with the art lover in mind with a fusion of oriental textiles, exquisite paintings plus his own fine art photography. This exclusive boutique hotel has been entirely crafted by Marrakechi artisans to ensure that is retains its authenticity whilst using the talents of the best local craftsmen.

Managers Cyrus and Madeline have been welcoming guests to Marrakech riads for several years now. Prior to relocating to Morocco from London, Madeline was a professional event planner. Cyrus, an Eton-educated Londoner, was formerly an organizer of music festivals. Now full-time British expat residents of Morocco, the couple imparts their insider knowledge and access that make anything possible in Marrakech, be it a special dinner out, that certain something from a market, a custom made textile, or the ultimate Arabian wedding.

On-property managers Karima and Hassan are Moroccan-born residents of Marrakech, who bring their decidedly hip and stylish sensibility to Riad Meriem. They handle concierge duties, expertly tending to all aspects of the guests well being and comfort from the moment they arrive until they check out at the end of their stay. Hassan is available to meet arriving guests at Marrakech-Menara Airport and will provide transfers to and from the Riad.