Riad Star Hotel in Marrakech is the former residence of Josephine Baker and it is the newest and brightest Riad in the Red City. This intimate boutique hotel has only seven guest rooms, individually themed and romantically decorated with rich furnishings and ingenious designer details. Each of the seven rooms has its own personality and all are equipped with all facilities to ensure you enjoy your stay in Marrakech. The Jazz room is designed in an art-deco style, with colored glass windows and Cedar doors, while the Josephine room has a window onto the street, which is quite unusual for Marrakech. It is said the Pashah of Marrakech paid children to sit outside Josephine’s window and read for her while she was convalescing.
The Star room is decorated with stunning hand carved plasterwork, the Paris room celebrates the golden age of the Casino de Paris Music Hall, the Rainbow room celebrates tolerance and the diversity of Josephine’s family (having adopted 12 children from different nations), while Charlestone room takes you back to the roaring twenties. Chiquita room is the most requested of them all because it is the only one located on the Riad Star roof terrace, near the Hammam and massage room. The hotel is quite impressive given the historical charge it represents and it blends perfectly with the diverse culture of Marrakech, an ancient trading post which sits at the intersection between Europe, the Arab World and Sub Saharan Africa.