Le Bar, Beachcomber Hotels’ Royal Palm Marrakech, Morocco
Let’s start with Le Bar. The entrance is made through a towering doorway, which opens into a large foyer where a huddle of sofas and arm chairs are warmed beside a dusky fireplace.
Through a second looming doorway is the bar where black and gold is everywhere to be seen in this ‘in-the-round’ setting. The black granite palette and woollen rugs draped on the walls make some corners of the venue seem large and others intimate, a clever technique to create a suitable setting for the hotel’s solo travellers or visiting corporate groups, like a hybrid of a winter chalet and Arabian grandeur.