Marrakech Riad, which is English owned and managed and consists of four boutique hotels in the old town Medina of Marrakech, has made its trade debut.

The company's brochure is aimed at helping travel agents and tour operators sell the riad properties which include Riad Papillon, Riad Cinnamon, Dar Habiba and the latest addition to the portfolio, Riad Star.

Former merchants' houses, the four properties have each been restored working with traditional materials and craftsmen while incorporating modern conveniences. Guests can expect complimentary toiletries, breakfast served at the time of their choosing, help booking restaurants and excursions, iPod docking stations and Wi-Fi.

The company has a UK based reservations team and offers agents a range of local know-how via its website,, with regularly updated articles featuring tips on making the most of the imperial city.

The operator's owner, Mike Wood, said: "Staying in a riad is a fantastic way to soak up the atmosphere of the old town in true comfort and style. Our English-speaking Moroccan hosts are on hand to offer guests everything they need to make the most of their visit whilst enjoying a truly local flavour of magical Marrakech. The riads are perfect for romantic breaks, family trips and even groups looking to rent a whole house for a special occasion. I'm very much looking forward to sharing our beautiful riads with trade partners."

As an example of prices, Dar Habiba is a traditional secluded riad offering one suite and five rooms, based on up to 14 people sharing. It features a shady courtyard, a dipping pool and roof terrace, and rooms cost from £75 to £180 per night including breakfast.

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