Morocco King Mohammed VI's ambitious project is at the end of a black-marble road within the city walls of Marrakech's 11th-century medina. The property is a maze of 53 individual two-story riads (traditional Moroccan houses) with silk-paneled walls, extensive hand-laid tilework and rooftop sun beds. The walled complex of Royal Mansour is connected by a network of underground tunnels used by staff, so that guests can have privacy as they stroll among the property's ornate fountains and orange and olive trees. Michelin-starred chef Yannick Alléno oversees the three restaurants.
Photo courtesy of Royal Mansour