• Hotel Sahrai / Christophe Pillet

Architects: Christophe Pillet  
Location: Fes,  Morocco
Project Team: Principal Architect: Christophe Pillet
Interior Décor: Christophe Pillet
Project Year: 2014
Photographer: Klaus Mellentin
Website: www.christophepillet.com

From the Architects:
The five-star Hotel Sahrai, designed by the architect and designer Christophe Pillet, enjoys spectacular views of the largest medina in the Arab world, taking in twelve centuries of the city’s history in one fell swoop.

Hotel Sahrai / Christophe Pillet

Just 2h30 away from Paris, it offers a totally new hotel experience in Fez. An alternative to the shady isolation of the riads and the impersonal feel of the big resorts, its architecture on a human scale is a combination of tradition and contemporary style.

Hotel Sahrai / Christophe Pillet

All the volumes convey the total mastery of space and light that distinguishes Christophe Pillet’s work, with a scale and layout that combine splendour with intimacy.

Hotel Sahrai / Christophe Pillet

Standing on the former site of Marshal Lyautey’s summer palace, the hotel revisits the distinctive motif of the great arches that once adorned the façade of the building that stood here.

Hotel Sahrai / Christophe Pillet

Behind them, arranged around plant-covered atriums, is complex of fifty spacious rooms along with the comfort of two restaurants, a rooftop with a bar opening onto the panoramic terrace, and an exclusive Givenchy spa, combined with a traditional hammam and a gym.

Hotel Sahrai / Christophe Pillet

The entire interior and exterior décor, specifically designed for the hotel, combines classic design codes with a sophisticated take on local traditions. 

Hotel Sahrai / Christophe Pillet

Zellige pools, carved plaster and local stone cladding, Fassi ceramics and copper lanterns provide subtle references throughout the space, which also includes bespoke furniture, such as the Sahrai line designed by Christophe Pillet and now produced by Living Divani.

Hotel Sahrai / Christophe Pillet

The Hotel Sahrai is a perfect starting point to discover all the place’s secrets. It also offers a perfect retreat from the hustle and bustle, enjoy a game of tennis or simply bask in the sun that warms the panoramic infinity pool throughout the day.

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