28. August 2019
The riad “AnaYela” is a hidden gem, situated in the heart of the Medina, the historic city of Marrakesh. “Ana Yela” translates literally as “I am Yela” and the architecture tells the story of a girl called Yela who once lived in this riad.
Staying at the Anayela is an authentic, cultural, luxury experience for the soul and brain. A calm place for relaxation but also subtle inspiration and stimulation of the senses. Every single piece of furniture, every lamp, all the decorations, are individually handmade by Moroccan artisans. As a result the house as a whole is an inspiring piece of art in itself.
Andrea Bury restored this raid in 2007 and opened it under the name of “AnaYela- A place of Inspiration”. We asked Andrea how Marrakesh changed her life: “Marrakesh has an incredible atmosphere and appeals to a lot of sensuous levels at the same time – the brilliant colors, the warmth and intensity of the people, the new scents, the chaotic streets; I found myself flooded with emotion, with very profound feelings welling up. I had to start by going deeply inside myself. And of course, it’s precisely this chaos that is so fascinating. The beauty that opens up when you take a closer look – as with the ancient crafts practiced there. It’s a completely different world, and it has a particularly magical attraction for artists and creative minds.”
Read out full interview with Andrea Bury here.