Original Travels | 2024
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Hi! We are Jemima Mann-Baha and Abdel Ali Baha owners of the Palais Amani.
Fourteen years ago we bought the former home of one of Fez’s most prominent families, which had laid abandoned and deteriorating in the heart of the Medina for over a quarter of a century. Four years of renovation restored the property into its old splendour and revealed many stories about family, heritage and legacy.
We love stories. My husband Abdel Ali was born in Fez and raised in France, grew up on stories of his country of origin. These stories fuelled his desire to return home. Writing is what makes me tick. Together we wanted to create a place where people can discover amazing stories for themselves. As experienced restaurateurs and passionate hosts, we decided to open a hotel that would lift the lid on the Moroccan way of life like no other property in Fez had done before.
Palais Amani has a rich history, apparent across the architecture of the property: from the Iraqi stained glass windows to the Moroccan tiling. It colours everything we offer: the ingredients at the Eden Restaurant and rooftop bar; the rituals and products we use at the Hammam; our storytelling evenings, courses in calligraphy and wine tasting. At our Fez Cooking School, you can learn all about Moroccan and Sephardic cuisine that you can recreate back at home.
We are now an 18-room, 50-staff, family-run property and pride ourselves on being the local choice. We are passionate about preserving the city’s heritage and giving back to the community:
We look forward to welcoming and sharing stories with you in Fez soon.