Dar Kandi's Story

The reconstruction of Dar Kandi Story is taken from the article of Oct 18 2005 The New York Times "Marrakech à la Mode"

1915

"Construction of the Riad"

This Riad was built in 1915 for one of Glaoui's brothers. One of the brothers, Tami, known then as Lord of the Atlas, was the Pasha of Marrakesh from 1912 to 1956

1990

"First Renovation" 

In 1990, Patty Birch american philanthropist, fell in love with the city and its warm hospitality, was among the first foreigners to buy a house in the old city, making a significant renovation. The result is a mix of traditional details: keyhole arches, heavy wooden doors and handcrafted zelijes, or Moroccan tiles, on the walls, all combined with her own taste for Art Deco style. Patty Birch was also the supporter of the current ​Dar El Bacha-Museum of Confluences in Marrakech

2016

"Modern Renovation"

The last renovation was completed in 2018 by Italians people, after two years of hard work done with passion and respect for local traditions. The mission was to make a boutique hotel, with Moroccan characteristics revisited in a modern key, capable of hosting travelers from all over the world, in a romantic environment done a combination of charm, confort and elegance. The restoration was done using local products (Tadelack, Tasa Stone, Fes's Zelige, etc.) combined with high quality technical. 

2018

"The First Opened the Doors"

The mission was to make a boutique hotel, with Moroccan characteristics revisited in a modern key, capable of hosting travelers, in a romantic environment done a combination of charm, confort and elegance. From September 2018, Dar Kandi started hosting customers from all over the world. The name of the Riad, "Dar Kandi", chosen by Mrs Patty Birch has been kept in her honor for all the cultural activities she carried out in Marrakech and other parts of the world

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