Press

Kerry McDermott

“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.”

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Lucian St Aubyn

“Villa Mabrouka. Herein is an inspiring sense of place, of the excitement of Saint Laurent’s glamorous heritage, and some serious sophistication. And it’s a gamechanger for the city.”

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Stephanie Rafanelli

“A masterclass in conjuring bygone elegance, a bar to which many do clamorously strive and most falter.”

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Travel & Leisure

May 2024

With the debut of an impeccable seaside villa turned hotel, Morocco’s bohemian enclave is suddenly back on the map.
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Condé Nast Traveller

Conran reminds us of the simplicity of true luxury.
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VOGUE US

March 2024

The jewel in Tangier’s freshly polished crown, however, is Villa Mabrouka.

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Country Life

February 2024

For an unbeatable treat book Mr Conran’s favourite rooftop Essaouira Suite with 360-degree views.

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NetJets

February 2024

But as you’d expect with Conran at the helm it’s the interiors that truly take the property to the next level.

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GQ

January 2024

British designer Jasper Conran has reimagined Yves Saint Laurent’s old house as a 12-room hotel that overlooks the Strait of Gibraltar. An immaculate waterfront garden originally designed by Madison Cox sits centre-stage.

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Air Mail

January 2024

Conran completed the transformation of Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Bergé’s decadent former home into a 12-bedroom hotel, but the opening has already proved a resounding success.

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The Standard

January 2024

The beautiful Villa Mabrouka, once home to Yves St Laurent, has been wonderfully refurbished by Jasper Conran.

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Financial Times

January 2024

For more contemporary and still thoroughly excellent inspiration, look to the recently opened
Villa Mabrouka in Tangier.

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USA 10

January 2024

The Idyllic haven was formerly the home of Yves Saint Laurent and Piere Berge and has gardens of citrus trees and iceberg roses, terrace with stunning views.

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Tatler

December 2023

Over the last four years Conran has painstakingly restored Mabrouka, to create something that remains faithful to its last owners, while personalising it with the flawless understatement that also characterises his other hotel in Morocco, L’Hôtel Marrakech.

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The Blend

November 2023

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.

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Veranda

October 2023

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.

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The Mail On Sunday

October 2023

“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”.

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Vogue Arabia

September 2023

“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”

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Tatler

September 2023

“How British designer Jasper Conran transformed the last private home of Yves Saint Laurent in Tangier, Morocco, to an intimate hotel evoking 1930s charm”

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ARCHITECTURAL DIGEST

September 2023

“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”.

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Departures

September 2023

“ Villa Mabrouka sits high above the Bay of Tangier, surrounded by meandering flower-filled gardens with views of the shimmering sea beyond”.

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Vanity Fair France

August 2023

“ Is Villa Mabrouka the most beautiful hotel in Tangier?”

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CONDE NAST TRAVELLER

August 2023

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”

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SHEERLUXE

July 2023

“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”

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The Wall Street Journal

July 2023

“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.. “

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VOGUE FRANCE

July 2023

“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”

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TIMES LUXX

July 2023

“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”

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WALLPAPER

July 2023

“Villa Mabrouka is a peaceful retreat in Yves Saint Laurent’s former Tangiers home”.

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Madame Figaro

June 2023

“Here is a haven of peace that has become a charming hotel with 12 suites”.

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After 5

June 2023

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.

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Town & Country

June 2023

“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”.

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The Times

June 2023

“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”.

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Sphere

June 2023

“There is no doubt about it. Jasper Conran’s fabulous new hotel in Tangier, Villa Mabrouka is utterly ravishing”.

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