Winston Churchill Slept Here

Winston Churchill Slept Here
The exhibition, Meetings in Marrakech: The Paintings of Hassan El Glaoui and Winston Churchill, will include eight paintings by Churchill and 17 by El Glaoui, most of which have yet to be unveiled in Morocco. This is an opportunity to celebrate the admiration these two artists have for the country. The free exhibition is open to the public from February 20 - March 3, 2014 from 10:30 am to 7:30 pm.

For the full La Mamounia experience, guests may choose to indulge in the Sir Winston Churchill and Hassan El Glaoui Package, available for booking at


La Mamounia: Overlooking the high Atlas mountains and Agdal gardens is one of La Mamounia's grandest accommodations - the “Churchill Suite.” Sir Winston Churchill, who once called Morocco, "the loveliest spot in the whole world," was said to love to paint on property at the iconic hotel.


Jamaica Inn: Situated on its own private peninsula with beautiful panoramic views of the Caribbean Sea, the White Suite has served as a private preserve to the likes of media moguls, novelists and the great Sir Winston Churchill. The expansive private terrace opens onto its own secluded pool surrounded by lush tropical vegetation, where Churchill is said to have enjoyed his cigars while floating in the private pool.


Reid's Palace by Orient-Express Hotels, Ltd.: The beautiful scenery of Madeira makes it easy to imagine how Sir Winston Churchill found Reid's Palace the idyllic spot for painting and relaxation. Guests can create their own memories on canvas in the flowery gardens at the cliff top retreat, or indulge with afternoon tea, scones, pastries and finger sandwiches that are served at on the open-air terrace at Reid's Palace – just as Churchill would have.


Mount Nelson Hotel by Orient-Express Hotels, Ltd.: Cape Town's most famous hotel opened in the late 1800s providing luxurious accommodations for passengers of shipping lines and caught the eye of young news reporter, Sir Winston Churchill. The hotel quickly became acknowledged as the place to see and be seen. Just as it was back then, Mount Nelson boasts impeccable taste and breathtaking views of the city. Enjoy one of Churchill's favorite drinks of choice, the highball, in the lounge where he frequently mingled.