Marrakech, Morocco.... sounds exotic, doesn't it? Why not take it off your bucket list and make a plan to see it!  Experience all the sights, sounds and secrets of the Red City with stylist and tastemaker, Maryam Montague, who will take you on a once in a lifetime adventure.



Marrakech.  Even the name sounds like something out of a fairytale.  You've always wanted to go but it all seems too complicated to plan on your own.  What to see? What to do? Where to shop?  Where to dine?  How can you get the most out of it all - safely and in style?

Let us take out the hassle and plan everything for you!  On the Marrakech Insider Retreat: 2018 Jumpstart, you'll spend a week with Maryam as your personal stylist and guide, exploring everything the city has to offer.  It will be a trip you will never forget! 


Peacock Pavilions is a handmade, artisanal boutique hotel in an olive grove on the outskirts of Marrakech.  Peacock Pavilions was designed and built by American authorblogger and designer, Maryam Montague, and her American architect husband, Chris Redecke.  

The boutique hotel consists of 2 guest pavilions; as well as luxury tented bungalows. There is also a pool, an Arabian dining tent, outdoor cinema, yoga tent, outdoor gym, and terraces overlooking sublime views of the Atlas Mountains.

Peacock Pavilions has been featured in dozens of media, including Elle Décor, House & Garden, Food & Wine, as well as on CNN, House and Garden TV, and the Travel Channel. Additionally, Peacock Pavilions is a favorite for beautiful parties, including for designer Jimmy Choo, as well as for fashion shoots, including for J Crew. 

In the Fall of 2016, Forbes Magazine named Peacock Pavilions 1 of the 8 most beautiful hotels in the world.


Maryam is an American designer, hotelier and humanitarian, as well as founder of the #tribalchic lifestyle brand, M.Montague. She lives in Marrakech at Peacock Pavilions with her architect husband and 2 children.  

In addition to acting as Peacock Pavilions' creative director, she is also the curator and designer for the M.Montague Souk,her shop of tribal-inspired and Moroccan home décor. In her spare time, she loves to write and take pictures.  Her book, Marrakesh by Design was released by publishers in the US, UK and Australia, and was named a Best Book of the Year by the editors at Amazon and featured in over 100 media outlets.

Maryam is Travel & Leisure's Magazine's Marrakech expert and a frequent contributor to magazines and brands. She has been featured on CNN International multiple times and was recently in the New York Times Magazine with her favorite tips on Marrakech. Forbes named her 1 of 6 "women hoteliers shaking up the travel world."


Immerse yourself in the full sensory experience of Marrakech.  Let the buzzing energy of the city carry you through a thousand years of culture (literally!). The city is famed for its beautiful palaces, shrines and tombs, inspiration for designers, authors and filmmakers world wide.  Marrakech is also a well known shopper's paradise but its winding labyrinth of souks remain a mystery to all but those who live there. 

Let Maryam be your guide to the city like only a stylist can! 
As author of Marrakesh by Design and frequent contributor on Marrakech to television shows and magazines, Maryam knows all the best places in the city.  Let her provide you with an incomparably curated experience that includes exploring, shopping, dining and pampering.

Listed as one of the best places to travel in 2017 by both Forbes and The New York Times, Marrakech is truly unforgettable. Don't you want to be a part of it?


You'll be in expert hands from start to finish.  Here's what you'll get:

Staying, Dining & Traveling

  • 7 days, 6 luxurious nights at Peacock Pavilion, double occupancy {art-filled rooms with a story}
  • All meals. Daily breakfast, lunch & dinner at Peacock Pavilions or chic restaurants {flavor-forward & prepared with love}
  • Round-trip airport transfer from Marrakech {be whisked away}
  • Daily transportation for excursions {easily getting you where you need to go}

Seeing, Doing, Relaxing

  • Insider exploration of the old city {discover & admire}
  • Insider design guidance & shopping with Maryam {bring the beauty home}
  • Volunteer morning at Project Soar {wake up and do good}
  • 4 surprise cultural Moroccan experiences {spices, scribing, sipping, screening}
  • Luxury pampering experience {oh sublime}
  • 1 nightlife adventure {oh my}
  • 1 insider cocktail party {at private getaway}


  • Signed copy of Maryam's book, Marrakesh by Design {read up & remember}
  • Design goodies curated by Maryam {enjoy, enjoy}
  • 2018 Jumpstart activity (plan forward)

And other surprises...

Absolutely everything is included except:

  • Airfare
  • Travel insurance
  • Alcohol with meals
  • Items from the room mini bars
  • Laundry
  • Shopping budget!

Dates: JANUARY 20 - JANUARY 26,  2017

Price: $3580, per person double occupancy. $1500 supplement for single room. 

This is a Give-Back retreat, which will be donating $1500 of proceeds to the girl's empowerment charity, Maryam founded, Project Soar.



This retreat is strictly limited to 14 people and is anticipated to sell out. Our last retreat sold out in 6 hours. Book now, as there are still spots available. 

Payment schedule:

  1. Reservation deposit due upon booking: $750 per person. 
  2. 2nd installment 90 days before arrival: $1415 by October 22, 2017.
  3. 3rd installment - 30 days before arrival: $1415 by December 21, 2017.

We will operate on a first come, first serve basis with confirmation with payment. Please make your reservation deposit HERE  If you have problems with the form, please send us your credit card details and a note authorizing the charge to

You will not be charged if the retreat is overbooked.  All deposits are non-refundable. 

Note: This is a wonderful retreat to come on with a friend, a spouse, or group of friends. If you would like to request this retreat for your own private group, please send us an email at