Kasbah Tamadot is Virgin Limited Edition's Moroccan retreat. Contrary to popular belief, luxury doesn’t have to come at the expense of sustainability, and we’ve been working hard to make sure one doesn’t compromise the other.
When Sir Richard Branson purchased Kasbah Tamadot, Virgin Limited Edition set up free English classes for the local population, irrespective of whether they wanted to ultimately apply for a job at the hotel. Today 95% of Kasbah Tamadot’s 140 members of staff are from the local area, and figures suggest that each individual employed at the hotel supports up to 10 other individuals in their extended family. In addition, the Eve Branson Foundation supports initiatives that promote educational enrichment, employment opportunities and better healthcare for the women and young people in the Berber communities that surround Kasbah Tamadot.
Taking care of the environment and community through sustainable development is one of Kasbah Tamadot’s main priorities. There are a series of initiatives in place including solar panels on the roof of the car park to heat the main swimming pool, and growing seasonal produce on-site to serve in the Kanoun Restaurant- there are already over 25 varieties of tomatoes that guests can try at different times of the year.
Head Chef, Yassine Khalal, is passionate about using local ingredients and it’s something that Kasbah Tamadot has ample of. The on-site garden and orchard provides seasonal fruit, vegetables and herbs throughout the year that we use in all of our menus. This vegetarian dish uses seasonal asparagus and can be easily re-created in any kitchen.View this Recipe