“Designer Jasper Conran has lovingly transformed the fashion legends’s former retreat in the port city into Villa Mabrouka, an intimate and secluded 12 room hotel surrounded by enchanting private gardens.”Read More
“To call Villa Mabrouka a hotel feels strange, as it has the atmosphere of an impeccably run private house. There is no branding, no loyalty programme, no sprayed-on hospitality — it’s a masterclass in discretion”.Read More
“There is no doubt about it. Jasper Conran’s fabulous new hotel in Tangier, Villa Mabrouka is utterly ravishing”.Read More
“A masterclass in conjuring bygone elegance, a bar to which many do clamorously strive and most falter“.
Conran’s latest project in Tangier has seen Villa Mabrouka, a sprawling casbah that once belonged to Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Bergé, become the undisputed hotel of the year.
British designer Jasper Conran’s elegantly restrained hand has refashioned Yves Saint Laurent’s famed 1940s escapist hideaway as a seaside hotel that enchants with period fixtures, Roman busts, and bejmat and zellige tiles.
“Yves Saint Laurent’s Tangier villa has been turned into an exquisite hotel – a chic outpost in a city that’s back to its best”.
“Thousands of new trees, shrubs, and plants went into restoring the garden but also updating it to reflect Villa Mabrouka’s latest iteration. Hotel guests will discover this sylvan arbor gradually and spend considerable time in its countless shady spots reading, listening to the birds, or just gazing out over the sea, three things Saint Laurent liked to do”
“How British designer Jasper Conran transformed the last private home of Yves Saint Laurent in Tangier, Morocco, to an intimate hotel evoking 1930s charm”
“British design legend Jasper Conran has transformed the former home of Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Berge into the White City’s most coveted guest rooms. Decorative details from the couple’s heyday remain but those touches are now joined by Conran’s own inimitable mix of Murani Chandeliers, bejmat tiles, and antique Fez embroideries”.
“ Villa Mabrouka sits high above the Bay of Tangier, surrounded by meandering flower-filled gardens with views of the shimmering sea beyond”.
“ Is Villa Mabrouka the most beautiful hotel in Tangier?”
With his second Moroccan hotel, designer Jasper Conran shows his understanding that Tangier is, at heart, a laid-back natural Mediterranean beauty. His magical renovation of Villa Mabrouka—the late Yves Saint Laurent’s Tangier bolt-hole, with a Slim Aarons—worthy kidney-bean pool just outside the casbah—is as immaculately dressed down as an insouciant white linen shirt”
“Next on my hit list is Villa Mabrouka in Tangier — in the 90s, it was a huge source of inspiration forYves Saint Laurent. Now it’s been refurbished by Jasper Conran and it looks divine”
“It is also here, high above the Strait of Gibraltar, that a vine-covered house with a storied past sits on a lush 2.5-acre site, its verdant gardens sweeping down to the sea. Now the house has been given its next life. Its name is Villa Mabrouka, which means “house of luck” in Arabic.. “
“A private residence, sheltered from prying eyes for decades,Villa Mabrouka (“lucky villa” in Arabic) was transformed into a hotel under the leadership of British designer Jasper Conran”
“Set high on the clifftops of Tangier with sweeping vistas across the Strait of Gibraltar,Villa Mabrouka, once the home of Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Berge, is unquestionably spectacular”
“Villa Mabrouka is a peaceful retreat in Yves Saint Laurent’s former Tangiers home”.
“Here is a haven of peace that has become a charming hotel with 12 suites”.
The prized property he bought then, Villa Mabrouka, opened its doors a few days ago as an intimate luxury hotel, renovated with maximum respect for the villa’s history and its original decoration.
“In the ’90s, Villa Mabrouka was the source of inspiration for designer Yves Saint Laurent. Now, it’s a contender for this season’s must-stay destination”.