Four Seasons Hotel Casablanca
Four Seasons Hotel Casablanca resides in a grand five-storey building, an abode of luxury and secrecy, embraced by the gentle waves and refreshing breeze from the Atlantic. The security lobby reflects the reception scheme and concept. The discovery of a beautiful antique brass Moroccan door in the artisan quarters provides the focal point in the entrance lobby. Decorated with traditional geometric patterns and inscribed with welcoming script this door which once hung on a grand Moroccan residence is a symbol of welcome and hospitality.
The approach to the reception allows views through the Tea Lounge and the terrace beyond. The spacious reception area is elegant and uncluttered. Behind the shagreen textured reception desk a bespoke relief plaster wall is a subtle celebration of Moroccan pattern and craftsmanship. The area is dressed with clusters of locally sourced antique burnished brass planters. At night the gentle fountain made from rare green Moroccan marble is illuminated with the soft light from the tea glasses hand blown by the artisans of Morocco’s one remaining glass blowing workshop.
The hotel has 186 rooms and suites, which are all unusually spacious and designed in modern style deco with a Moroccan element mix. Most private terraces of the roomssuites are rich with sea air and when the mountain is freshly rained, there’s nothing more uplifting. The rooms are layered with perforated pendant bedside lanterns and lay-on rugs. The play of light & dark continues into the bathroom with a rich timber vanity with antique brown top and light natural stone. Brassware is by Grohe and porcelain fittings are by Jacob Delafon & Kohler with a deep steeping tub set within a marble deck. This creates a warm but contemporary feel.
Luxury at a Moderate Pace
An oasis of tranquillity with calming colours, materials and natural light the expansive tea lounge provides intimate seating areas in which to relax and dine. Building on the central concept of contrasting light & dark and pattern & texture the tea lounge has a fresh contemporary sense of Moroccan luxury. Carved plaster walls provide an authentically detailed backdrop. Expansive Bedouin style bench seating generously dressed with embroidered Fez and silk cushions provide indulgent locations to sit and people watch. Immense bespoke hand-tooled brass pendants punctuate the areas and are complimented by the huge pierced brass illuminated discs wall-mounted near the terrace windows. Clad in locally sourced hand-cut ceramic tiles the open fireplace on the terrace provides a welcoming gathering place to enjoy the sunsets over the crashing waves of the Atlantic Ocean.
The contemporary-style French restaurant Bleu has a unique elliptical open kitchen and balcony seats. Overlooking the corrugated floor to ceiling windows from the outdoor terrace with glass railings, the guests have unlimited sea view of the Atlantic Ocean. In the restaurant, the wooden columns and banquet benches provide a perfect complement to the white marble floors, creating the atmosphere most suited for authentic Provence delicacy.