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Sir Richard Branson’s award-winning Moroccan retreat: Kasbah Tamadot with new riads

Six two-bedroom riads at Sir Richard Branson’s award-winning Moroccan retreat are available to book now for travel next year.

Sir Richard Branson’s Moroccan retreat Kasbah Tamadot has announced the addition of six brand-new two-bedroom riads, which are now available to book for travel from September 2024. The award-winning hotel in the spectacular Atlas Mountains is part of the Virgin Limited Edition collection and will offer the six new riads alongside its existing 28 rooms and suites, which currently span across the main Kasbah building, 10 luxury Berber Tents and the Master Suite – a miniature replica of the Kasbah itself.

Each of the new riads will feature two bedrooms, sleeping up to six people in a spacious Deluxe Pool Suite and a Deluxe Room connected by a separate living area, offering the perfect accommodation for families or small groups. Patio doors in the living space will lead out to a private pool and a large terrace complete with sun loungers, as well as a typical Moroccan rooftop terrace.

The interiors of the riads will be beautifully and individually decorated using traditional Moroccan furnishings, in keeping with the hotel’s existing décor and reflecting its authentic and peaceful surroundings, as well as featuring antiques and items from the vast collection of Kasbah Tamadot’s former owner, renowned antiques dealer and interior designer Luciano Tempo. Hand-woven soft furnishings, including bathmats and rugs, will be made by local artisans supported by the Eve Branson Foundation (EBF), the not-for-profit organisation spearheaded by Sir Richard Branson’s late mother that works closely with Kasbah Tamadot to deliver artisanal training, protect the local environment and provide healthcare and education within the community. Guests to the hotel can also purchase similar handmade products at EBF’s local craft centres, with proceeds going directly back to the artisans.

David Redouane, General Manager of Kasbah Tamadot, commented: “We are seeing more and more extended families and small groups travelling together and so this extension of Kasbah Tamadot’s offering will provide a private and self-contained space, which is ideal for these types of guests. In true riad style, they will be centred around their own private pool and relaxing garden, with incredible views of Mount Toubkal from the roof terrace – a fitting addition to our very special hotel.”

Kasbah Tamadot also offers a host of activities during guests’ stays, from tennis to trekking or simply relaxing in the traditional Hamman. Guests are also warmly invited to immerse themselves in the unique Berber culture, which makes the hotel so special, through experiences such as mule trekking, Berber cooking lessons, learning to bake Berber bread and taking tea at a house in the neighbouring village.

For more information: Virgin Limited Edition