The third of October marks the opening of the magical Mandarin Oriental, Marrakech. To celebrate this eagerly awaited occasion, the property is offering a three-night Experience Marrakech package, with a complimentary third night to enjoy the destination at your leisure. Drink in the resort’s breathtaking setting (20 hectares of olive groves and fragrant gardens filled with 100,000 roses, and the Atlas Mountains as backdrop), visit the city’s famous Medina (only 10 minutes away), or enjoy a round of golf at one of the nearby premier clubs. At The Spa, there are multiple ways to drift into relaxation mode: with a massage under the olive trees in a secluded garden; a unique treatment featuring Moroccan roses and local argan oil; or a traditional cleansing in the hammam. From fine dining to poolside, the resort offers an eclectic selection of restaurants and bars, with Rabat-born chef Meryem Cherkaoui, who first cut her culinary teeth in France, serving her reworking of mouthwatering classic Moroccan dishes at Mes’Lalla. The accommodation, too, takes its cue from the vernacular, with Berber and Andalusian Arabic touches bringing a contemporary craft feel to the beautiful suites and villas that come with heated pools, private walled gardens, outdoor lounges and plunge pools.