Octogone To Open First Hotel
Octogone Hotels is opening their new luxury resort, Terre in Marrakech this month. The sumptuous Moroccan hotel spreads out over 12 acres and has 52 suites, which are all octagonal. Terre is the first of eight resorts planned across Morocco each with a one word named that embraces the basic concept of the resort. Terre includes a spa with treatments such as a four-handed hot oil massage by two therapists. Terre has three restaurants include Milagros which serves Cuban Moorish fusion food and the Royal Suites have the option of private chefs to cater to your every whim.
The octagonal concept comes from U.S. entrepreneur Christian Rivadalla. Rivadalla, who doesn't speak any French or Arabic but fell in love with Morocco, sees the octagon as the perfect dream. According to a recent profile, he envisions his new hotels as filling a valuable niche, introducing luxury travelers to this beautiful region.