This week we are ‘traveling’ (virtually) to another exclusive, exotic paradise: Kasbah Tamadot in Morocco. We invite you to join our webinar on Virgin Limited Edition’s Kasbah Tamadot located in the High Atlas Mountains of Morocco.
Join Lyndsey Balog for an interactive presentation on this romantic getaway to include mint tea making, overview of the property and a deep dive into the history of Kasbah Tamadot. We look forward to seeing you in your choicest Moroccan attire!
Lyndsey Balog, Regional Sales Executive with Virgin Limited is back and will be whisking us across continents to the gorgeous locale of the foothills of Morocco’s Atlas Mountains for a journey that is nothing short of a magic carpet ride.
Our dress this week is, of course, your Moroccan best. Whether you fancy an ‘Arabian Nights’ costume, pull out your best ‘I Dream of Jeannie’ garb, or go classic like a scene from ‘Casablanca,’ let the destination of Morocco spark your ‘genie-ous’ and creativity, and go all-in with your clothing, cocktail and background!
This week, the first five at 3:55 to log into the call (no earlier than 3:55pm) will win a special gift from Retreats Resources.
As an added bonus, each week we’ll award a planner who goes “all in” a special gift from Kelly McAlister with Maui Jim.
I love my job because not only do I get to represent these stunning properties in various locations around the world, but Sir Richard Branson has done such a wonderful job to help the communities surrounding these beautiful locations.
Each of the properties work on different projects to support local communities and encourage guests to get involved. Additionally, it’s important to Virgin that luxury doesn’t have to come at the expense of sustainability. The entire team at Virgin Limited Edition works around the clock to ensure one doesn’t compromise the other and that shines through tremendously.
When she’s not talking about their collection of hotels and retreats, you’ll find Lyndsey planning her next adventure or unwinding at the yoga studio. If you’re based in the Midwest, Northeast, Texas and the Carolinas, or simply have questions regarding the stunning Virgin Limited retreats, Lyndsey is more than happy to assist.
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Escape to Kasbah Tamadot in the foothills of Morocco’s Atlas Mountains for a magical stay in this tranquil setting. Richard Branson’s mother Eve was the driving force behind his decision to purchase the property, now boasting 28 individually decorated rooms and suites welcoming guests seeking relaxation and a break from the daily routine. Over 98% of the staff are from the local Berber villages, adding to the feeling of staying in a private home.
Kasbah Tamadot has 28 bedrooms and suites including ten luxury Berber Tents, some of which have private plunge pools. All are individually decorated using traditional Moroccan furnishings and antiques, as well as items from the vast collection of Luciano Tempo, Kasbah Tamadot’s former owner. As a renowned antiques dealer and interior designer, Luciano brought together artefacts from all over the world, many of which feature in the bedrooms. Each room has a uniquely descriptive Berber name which tells you something about it.
Pictured top, the exterior of the Berber tents. Below, the Master Suite is a miniature version of the Kasbah and offers forever views with has three special rooms, usually booked together. It also has a large terrace and private pool. The building itself is rich in architectural detail and affords complete privacy. Within the Master Suite are a Deluxe Room and a Deluxe Suite at the lower level with a private pool and rooms that can interconnect. On the upper floor is a Superior Room with huge roof terrace. The Master Suite is perfect for a larger party, or those seeking a true escape.
Immerse yourself in a true cultural experience at Kasbah Tamadot and enjoy a 1-hour Mule Trek, tea in a local Berber House, a visit to the Eve Branson Foundation, a 1-hour Berber cooking lesson as well as Berber bread baking.
• spa treatments • cooking courses • volunteering • cinema nights • mule trekking • golf • tennis • day excursions by car • yoga • hiking • and more!
With an intimate fireside bar for pre-dinner cocktails and a stunning rooftop dining area complete with wonderful views of the Atlas Mountains, Kanoun Restaurant serves delicious local and international cuisine. The food marries local produce and flavors and is paired with a great selection of international and Moroccan wines. Kanoun Restaurant is open for all hotel guests and day visitors and is short drive from Marrakech.
- 1 oz Cointreau
- 1 oz gin
- 1 oz mandarin liqueur
- ice cubes
- orange flavoured soft drink
- blood orange slices
- mint sprigs
Combine the orange-flavoured liqueur, gin and mandarin liqueur in a cocktail shaker with ice.
Strain into a rocks glass filled with ice. Add a splash of soft drink and garnish with and orange slice and mint sprig.
The hotel itself is a delightful collection of tiled courtyards and gardens and features a stunning infinity pool. Everywhere you look you’ll discover unique pieces of art, exquisitely carved doors and ceilings, tapestries and much more as you explore the grounds.
Kasbah Tamadot is approximately 45 minutes’ drive southeast from Marrakech Airport in Morocco (about 1 hour from central Marrakech). Located in the foothills of the High Atlas Mountains, the nearest village is Asni which is along the route to Imlil and Mount Toubkal, North Africa’s highest peak.
GET INTO THE VIBE
Join us in magical fashion this week in Morocco, and get into the mood with these:
Good song: Marakesh Express by Crosby, Stills & Nash.
Good eats: Ten Moroccan foods you should try.
Good trivia: 11 Magical Facts about ‘I Dream of Jeannie’
Good video: Shake the “Covid 15” and have fun while learning how to belly dance.
Kelly McAlister, Maui Jim
Kelly McAlister of Maui Jim will be with us on the calls each week as judge and jury to see which planner really goes all-in with the theme. So engage, be creative, and have fun... and you may be the winner!
She’ll be doing some gifting that will surely lift your shelter-in-place spirits!