When La Mamounia closed its doors for a three-year renovation, lovers of this sumptuous landmark worried. Would the integrity of this quintessential Moroccan oasis receive the care it deserved? At the hand of French interior designer Jacques Garcia, the answer is a resounding "yes." With a creative, elegant touch, Garcia updated the intricate Arabesque details, from the mosaics to the reflecting pools. Our favorite accommodations are the private riads, each with three bedrooms, private pool, terrace, butler service and Daimler Jaguar airport transfer. The grounds were an 18th-century wedding gift from a Sultan to his son, and it is a pleasure to walk among the Barbary figs and 100-year-old olive trees. Along with four restaurants, La Mamounia houses a glamorous spa with an ozone pool, outdoor massage cabins and two hammams.