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  • HISTORY

    In the 1980’s, French aristocrat and billionaire Patrick Guerrand-Hermès bought a magnificent villa and estate called Ain Kassimou in Marrakech from US society heiress Barbara Hutton, where he created the city’s first polo club within its grounds, before selling the home to Marella Agnelli and moving his Palmeraie Polo Club to the north of Morocco. The villa’s polo fields and grounds were transformed by the Agnelli’s into a lake and gardens, ending Marrakech’s affiliation with the sport. Inspired by the city’s connection to polo, its proximity to Europe and the suitability of the climate, the Jnan Amar Polo Resort was created to bring the sport of kings back to Marrakech. The aim was to create a unique destination, an enduring legacy for polo and a sense of place that aligns with the people who adore Marrakech. Somewhere that embraces its true spirit and style, whilst bringing a new social and sporting experience to the city. A direct response to this vision, Jnan Amar combines its distinctive concept with award-winning design, majestic surrounds, outstanding sports facilities and arguably, the greatest name in hotel service. The polo grounds of field #1 were finished in 2014 in time to host British Polo Day that same year for the benefit of the Eve Branson Foundation and attended by Richard Branson, dignitaries and the international polo set. In 2015, British Polo Day hosted the event once more with sponsors Land Rover. In late 2016, construction of Phase 1 was started, including the Ritz-Carlton hotel & spa, the club house and the initial residences within the first phase, to coincide with the handover of the hotel to Ritz-Carlton in 2020.
    In 2017, supervised by our local polo coach Bouto, the polo club was opened to members.

HISTORY

In the 1980’s, French aristocrat and billionaire Patrick Guerrand-Hermès bought a magnificent villa and estate called Ain Kassimou in Marrakech from US society heiress Barbara Hutton, where he created the city’s first polo club within its grounds, before selling the home to Marella Agnelli and moving his Palmeraie Polo Club to the north of Morocco. The villa’s polo fields and grounds were transformed by the Agnelli’s into a lake and gardens, ending Marrakech’s affiliation with the sport. Inspired by the city’s connection to polo, its proximity to Europe and the suitability of the climate, the Jnan Amar Polo Resort was created to bring the sport of kings back to Marrakech. The aim was to create a unique destination, an enduring legacy for polo and a sense of place that aligns with the people who adore Marrakech. Somewhere that embraces its true spirit and style, whilst bringing a new social and sporting experience to the city. A direct response to this vision, Jnan Amar combines its distinctive concept with award-winning design, majestic surrounds, outstanding sports facilities and arguably, the greatest name in hotel service. The polo grounds of field #1 were finished in 2014 in time to host British Polo Day that same year for the benefit of the Eve Branson Foundation and attended by Richard Branson, dignitaries and the international polo set. In 2015, British Polo Day hosted the event once more with sponsors Land Rover. In late 2016, construction of Phase 1 was started, including the Ritz-Carlton hotel & spa, the club house and the initial residences within the first phase, to coincide with the handover of the hotel to Ritz-Carlton in 2020.
In 2017, supervised by our local polo coach Bouto, the polo club was opened to members.
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