Angle bd Mansour Eddahbi, Rue Mohamed El Beqal, Guéliz
This hotel is hip and sleek with a color palate limited to black and white. A boutique hotel, it has only 45 rooms and they are most definitely a great deal for Marrakesh. Le Bab is located in Guéliz, which has a distinctly modern feel as opposed to the Medina which is more traditional. I like that you can rent bicycles and Segways from the hotel to explore the city your way.
35 Boulevard El Mansour Eddahbi, Gueliz
This is Laetitia’s own boutique where she sells handbags, accessories, and homegrown vintage. Shop here and then you can relax up the stairs at La Terrasse des Epices.
61 Rue de Yugoslavie, Guéliz
This store is run by a British man named John who moved to Marrakech and converted to Islam and now “lives and looks like Cat Stevens,” according to my local friend. The Moroccan lanterns of all shapes and sizes that are sold in the store are of amazing quality and craftsmanship.
Rue de Yougoslavie, Guéliz
Open night and day, this club dishes Lebanese food, fancy drinks at the bar and dance music downstairs.
55 Blvd. Zerktouni, Guéliz
This restaurant boasts some of the best traditional Moroccan cuisine in Marrakesh. Be sure to book in advance as it’s always full. Laetitia highly recommends the Lamb Shoulder for two.
Grand Café de La Poste
Angle Blvd. el Mansour Eddahbi et Ave. Imam Malik, Guéliz
Located in the new part of town. The food is French and the place, a renovated post office, has an old, elegant yet casual air.
3 Rue de la Liberté, Guéliz
Located in the new part of town, this restaurant has clean lines and a modern look. The café, restaurant, and terrace are a local hot spot with live music on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays. Stop by for a croque-monsieur and a salad.