It’s one of the most gentlemanly sports you could ever care to play, so naturally here at Gentleman’s Journal we’re huge polo fans. From Nic Roldan to Adolfo Cambiaso, we’ve spoken to some of the world’s best players, we head to Chesterton’s Polo in the Park every summer to wile away the day watching a game or three and we even take up the mallet once in a while for some well-needed practice.
"It’s one of the most gentlemanly sports you could ever care to play..."
But, if you’re more of a fanatic than even us, here’s some news bound to brighten your day. Polo as a sport has recently taken Morocco by storm, and The Ritz-Carlton Residences Marrakech are now offering you the chance to live so close to a regulation field that you’ll be able to pop home for a cuppa between chukkas.
The 85-residence community and sporting destination embraces the spirit and style of Marrakech, and Gentleman’s Journal headed out to the Atlas Mountains earlier this year to see just how luxurious the resort is set to be.
Located on the 50-hectare Jnan Amar Polo Resort, the residences are just 20 minutes from central Marrakech, and offer everything you’d want from both a high-end home and sporting base. There are 8 different villa types, rendered in contemporary Berber architecture, and each has its own private terrace, heated swimming pool, en-suite bathrooms and landscaped gardens.
But, as we learned during the polo tournament in April, buying one of the Ritz-Carlton Residences Marrakech brings you much more than just bricks and mortar.
Each home comes with a privilege card, which — along with 10 nights complimentary stay at any international Ritz-Carlton and fast track at the airport — affords the holder full membership of the on-site polo club for two years.
Just over half of phase one of the residences have been sold, but the Jnan Amar Polo Resort is already fully operational, with 20 horses available to members. It’s a new change of pace for Morocco, and an exciting new sport bringing expert trainers and an expansive social calendar to an exotic and enticing country.
So, if polo is your game of choice, and you’re in the market for an upscale residence with stunning views, unrivalled privacy and sumptuous amenities, then it’s game on.
Ritz-Carlton Residences Marrakech
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