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The Times
march 2008
Kasbah Chic

Can't get Oasis for your party? Then take your party to the oasis, Moroccan style. Riad Meriem. Buried deep in Marrakech's medina, this hip riad would make a stylish setting for a small, relaxed group. Riad Meriem is the offspring of the New York interior designer Thomas Hays, who has opted for design-led opulence. Polished plaster walls frame single works of art: here a Sumatran ceremonial cloth, there an African carving. A cheerful informality prevails. Lost in the medina? A call from one of the riad's mobile phones conjures up a helpful young man on a scooter.