La Mamounia

Marrakesh, Morocco

This exclusive hotel is a member of The Leading Hotels of the World. Acknowledged as Morocco’s “Grand Dame” and Winston Churchill’s favorite, it recently underwent an extensive three-year renovation. Its more than 200 bedrooms (and three private riads, complete with their own pools) are decorated in a French/Moroccan style. The hotel grounds include an outdoor swimming pool and a 20-acre garden, an oasis of green in the heart of the city, with fruit trees, vibrant flowers, and 100-year-old olive trees.