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      Derb Zerwal, 28, Marrakech, Morocco

      Member since 11/2008   Rooms 5   Architecture Bernd Kolb   Interior Design Bernd Kolb, Hervy Yannick
      The Original Bernd Kolb

      The 300-year-old city palace AnaYela is the jewel of Marrakech, and offers the key to the magic of the medina.

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      April 26, 2014 – April 28, 2014

      • Deluxe Room

        • 25sqm (269sqft)
        • King Bed
        • Terrace 5sqm (54sqft)
        • free WLAN
        USD 221 /night
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      • Superior Double Room

        Superior Double Room

        add only USD 55 /night
        • 25sqm (269sqft)
        • King Bed
        • Air Conditioning
        • free WLAN
        USD 276 /night
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      • Suite

        add only USD 97 /night
        • 40sqm (431sqft)
        • King Bed
        • Air Conditioning
        • free WLAN
        USD 318 /night
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      About Your Stay

      A four-time winner of the World Hotel Awards "Soul Experience" prize, the luminous three-room and two-suite city palace will leave lucky guests breathlessly drunk on the thrill of new discovery. Most captivating, however, is the love story that took place behind AnaYela's closed doors: a 16-year-old girl and her beau once had clandestine nighttime meetings in the palace's Tapis Volant, or "flying carpet" tower. “I am Yela” are the opening words of handwritten manuscript that was discovered in a hidden room during re-construction. One of the most renowned calligraphers of Morocco, hammered the lovers’ tale in silver on the vast doors through the house, like pages in a book. As a Mecca of mystique, it's no wonder that guests feel as if they've stepped into mirage.

      A sustainable palace

      German entrepreneur Bernd Kolb lovingly restored the gorgeous 300-year-old city palace to become, “A Place of Inspiration.” Indeed, Kolb has created an opulent boutique hotel and one of the first cultural sustainability projects in the middle of the medina in Marrakech. Using only traditional Moroccan craftsmanship, restoration was carried out by hand, without the use of electric tools, by more than 100 artisans. Amongst its many mystical amenities, the city palace offers a lush indoor courtyard, with a heated limestone pool, and a beguiling rooftop terrace overlooking Marrakech's historic quarter. 

      Oozing Moroccan mystique

      As a result, the house as a whole is an indulgent piece of art in itself. Here, one’s senses are beguiled, while inspirational energies and emotions are awoken and set free.

      Every single piece of furniture – from the lamps to the opulent adornments to even the tableware – were all designed by Bernd Kolb and Yannick Hervy, and finished individually by Moroccan artisans. 

      Bernd Kolb

      A social entrepreneur and Internet pioneer, Bernd Kolb strives to make the world a better place through his unique spirit of creativity and innovation. In 1993, he developed the first Internet advertising portal in Germany, followed by the first German e-commerce platform two years later. In 1998, Kolb received the Entrepreneur of the Year award, and within a decade became the director of innovation at Deutsche Telekom. Together with his wife, Kolb founded Club of Marrakesh in 2010, a global incubation network of interdisciplinary innovators and change-makers; his lectures on global challenges inspire others to take an active role in their environment.

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