If you’re reading this site, we probably have one thing in common (ok, we probably have many things in common): Morocco is at the top of our travel wish list. It has become a must-visit spot for most design enthusiasts and is a major influence on contemporary design. In addition to the already long list of beautiful places to visit in Morocco, there’s a new space to add to your must-see list: Hotel Nord Pinus-Tanger.
Perched at the top of the Madina (the historical center of Tangier), Hotel Nord Pinus-Tanger oozes glamor. First built in the 18th century as a private residence, the hotel was purchased by French hotelier Anne Igou six years ago and then underwent a sixteen month restoration. North African fabrics and antiques are paired with contemporary furnishings like leather armchairs by Jacques Adnet and Charlotte Periand gooseneck lamps. But the real star of the show is the tile. The hotel is filled with traditional tile patterns – and they’re not just for the bathroom. There’s tile on walls, stairs and even on doors – in one room, I counted seven different tile patterns. My mind is spinning with the design inspiration possibilities! –Amy
Image above: Traditional doors hand-painted by local artisans serve as dramatic works of art.
Image above: Brass door keys and just a sampling of the tile found throughout the hotel.
See more of this magical hotel after the jump!
Image above: Chandeliers were salvaged from a Syrian mosque.