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We all agree that it’s getting harder to stand out from the crowd when it comes to providing five-star amenities for guests who now expect that luxury toiletries, flat screen TVs, Wi-Fi and iPod docking stations are de rigueur at five-star properties. What’s a hotel to do to up the ante?
Well, if you’re the newly-opened Palais Namaskar in Marrakech, Morocco you house a private jet to shuttle your guests to and fro – from the Marrakech airport, from airports around the world or to other Oetker Collection hotels, such as Brenners Park-Hotel & Spa in Baden-Baden, Le Bristol Paris, Hôtel du Cap Eden-Roc located on the Mediterranean at the tip of the Cap d’Antibes, and Château Saint-Martin & Spa in Provence. This means that you can zip over to Paris to shop for the day and then be back in Marrakech in time for a sunset swim in your private pool at the Palais Namaskar.
For the airplane geeks, because we know you’re out there, the plane is a 14-seat Dassault Falcon 900 LX jet fitted out with a dining table, king-sized bed and surround-sound music system. The decor is in keeping with the design of the hotel – a beautiful combination of elegant European and modern Moorish design. Renowned French-Algerian designer and former associate of Philippe Starck, Imaad Rahmouni, is responsible for the exquisite architecture of the hotel.
The Beach House Maldives, A Waldorf Astoria Resort is on our wish list for next year, and not just because we want to try out the Haa Alifu Atoll hotel. The pristine beaches are obviously a draw, but we're lusting over its luxe private seaplane service that takes you from Male International Airport directly to the hotel.
You are jetted off in a sleek-looking black, white and gray DeHavilland Twin Otter seaplane. It's pimped out with leather seats, iPads for in-flight entertainment, binoculars and Bose noise-canceling headphones.