Mansouriya Palace: The First Luxury Boutique Hotel in Aleppo
Nestled in the heart of the ancient city of Aleppo, The Mansouriya Palace Hotel is a delightful surprise of old world charm and sublime luxury and comfort. Built in the late 16th century in the former Christian quarters close to the citadel of Aleppo, this boutique hotel has been renovated to its former glory with painstaking detail and finesse by acclaimed architect Anne Judet and Parisienne interior designer Catherine Chasset Le Chevallier. It is the first five star boutique hotel in Aleppo.
The nine sumptuous suites take inspiration from the country’s colourful past and rich cultural mix, whilst the crowning glory is the grand reception chamber which alone took four years to restore.
Amidst the soft nougat-coloured limestone walls that delicately alternate in tone depending on the position of the sun, this secluded oasis boasts an elegant hammam spa and legendary cuisine that is a fusion of Turkish, Arabic, Armenian, Jewish and Greek influences. For those seeking a retreat from modern-day stresses and an immersion in culture that still remains undiluted, paradise may well have been found.