Set on the edge of the Palmeraie, the exclusive palm-forested neighborhood outside Marrakesh, Ksar Char-Bagh combines Ottoman interiors with Andalusian courtyards, Moghul arches, and Persian gardens. Water is the most important element of the hotel’s design. The rooms, called Harem Suites, are enormous—so big, in fact, that they swallow up rather than show off their handsome furnishings, which include sculpted fireplaces and Syrian chairs inlaid with camel bones. The sleeping areas (in alcoves behind Moorish arches) are cozier.
Congratulations to Mei Lin, winner of Top Chef Season 12.