I’ve never been to Morocco but the rich culture and colorful markets have always been an interest of mine. So I hope to go one day and if I do, I know where I’d like to stay.

Tucked away in the in the ancient Mouassin Quarter of Marrakesh is Riad Joya, a brand new 7-suite boutique hotel.

The hotel is built to resemble a the traditional layout known as riad, which is a square architectural design with a small garden courtyard in the center and traditional Moroccan architectural detailing throughout the hotel.

The hotel owners brought on design genius Umberto Branchini Maria who has had successful careers in jewelry design, fashion design, and fashion design for big name companies such as Montblanc, Hugo Boss and Bulgari.

Im loving the blend of modern and traditional elements!