Marrakesh, Morocco

40 guests, a client in the Building Merchants sector

3 nights, September 2016

Staying at the Sofitel Imperial Palace, a lavish 5* hotel set in the middle of luxurious gardens of palm and bougainvillea trees, a welcome dinner was enjoyed at the hotel. Day 2: A day in the souks (markets) with a fun Apprentice-style challenge (where guests had to find a range of items in a set amount of time). After lunch, guests were free to spend the afternoon at leisure. The third day was an inspirational day in The Atlas Mountains, which included a 4-wheel drive tour through a traditional Berber village, a taste of locally-sourced tea, a school visit, and lunch at The Kasbah Tamadot (Richard Branson’s favourite Moroccan retreat). An impressive Gala Dinner was held in the palm groves to give the guests an authentic Moroccan experience with traditional entertainment and local delicacies.