Marrakech will host year’s UN Conference on Climate Change

The Capaldi Hotel was excited to hear that Marrakech will be hosting this years UN Conference on Climate Change. Here more information about the purpose of the conference and why its important that it be held in Marrakech.




In November 2016, from 7 till 18, Marrakech will host the COP 22 after Paris, as announced by Hakima El Haité, the Environment Minister. This UN Conference on Climate will focus on how to curb the effects of global warming and on innovations that will enable us to adapt. The COP 22 will also deal with the development of operational tools within the Paris-Lima Scheme and then Paris-Marrakech. During the General Meeting in Lima in 2014 Hakima El Haite had said Lima is the COP for negotiations, Paris will be that of decisions, but the COP 22 in Marakech should be the conference of action. You may remember that the COP7 had already taken place in Marrakech in 2001.This new edition will assuredly be a major landmark in the 2016 calendar of the events in Marrakech.

Almost 30,000 people will attend but only 13,000 will be granted passes from the UN General Secretary Office, which will allow those to access the Blue Zone under the direct jurisdiction of the UN. In addition to that 1,500 journalists are expected, plus 8,000 delegates from citizen organizations and representatives from all nations. Morocco is trying its best in terms of environmental and sustainability policies. The country is aiming at a 13% reduction of GHGs between 2010and 2030. Morocco is committed to developing a renewable energy programme by 2030, with a 52% objective in green energy.

According to the adamant NGO Climate Action Tracker, Morocco ranks 4th among the most ecological nations, on the field, this effort is obvious with the building of a gigantic solar power plant in the south, near Ouarzazate. It is named Noor (light) and it is the 7th power plant of that type in the world. It covers 1,200 acres for a cost of 800 million euros.

Noor is fitted with 500,000 parabolic mirors spread out in a spiral and can produce 160 mW pf electricity. But this enormous project is only the beginning of the ambitious endeavour of the Moroccan Solar Energy Agency. Two other solar power arrays (Noor II and III) plus a photovoltaic plant are planned, with a surface of 6,200 acres, for a capacity of over 500 mW.

When this is all completed, the Noor array will be the biggest solar power complex on the planet.

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What to Expect when you visit The Capaldi Hotel


The Capaldi Hotel is a Moroccan luxury hotel with 23 rooms set in a 4-hectare land with olive trees, 2 stunning swimming pools, a rooftop terrace with views of the Atlas Mountains and a spa. The hotel has an outdoor swimming pool and a heated, indoor swimming pool. The spa offers a hot tub, a hammam and a massage room. There is also an equipped fitness room and it’s own cinema. It is located  5 minutes drive from Lalla Takerkoust Lake, which is just one of the many breathtaking sights that surround the hotel.

Heated Swimming Pool,The Capaldi Hotel, Atlas Mountains

The Capaldi is known for it’s outstanding service and attention to detail. All of the air-conditioned rooms at The Capaldi Hotel are elegantly decorated with handmade, Moroccan furniture. Each room features a fireplace, a telephone and a private bathroom with free toiletries, bathrobes and slippers. A typical breakfast is included and served daily in the communal lounge, by the fireplace. The hotel’s restaurant served Mediterranean dishes and international specialities. You can also relax on the furnished terrace, by the pool, with a drink from the bar.


Other facilities include free Wi-Fi in public areas and a cinema lounge, where you can watch movies or satellite TV. Camel rides and excursions can also be organised. Free private parking is possible near the hotel and Marrakech is 24.9 miles away. For a range of excursion ideas, and tips on the best places to visit in Morocco then read The Capaldi Hotel blog. Follow The Capaldi on Twitter also for our latest offers and news. If you would like to book with us, then you can do so on The Capaldi website. We look forward to welcoming you soon.



The Riad Capaldi Food Guide

Welcome to The Capaldi Hotel and Riad blog. Here we will bring you the latest updates from our hotel in the Atlas mountains and our Riad in Marrakesh. If you are thinking of visiting us and were wondering about were were the best places to each in the Medina (city centre) then read this. Here is our top 3 restaurants in Marrakech.



  1. Le Marrakchi, Marrakech

This place has great value, authentic Moroccan food. Their selection of starters are incredible. Their carrot salad and the tomato salad are so good you wish you could kidnap the chef and make him be your chef at home for life. It’s that good. And that’s just the starter. Their tagines are excellent and will leave you stuffed but in a good way. The restaurant is overlooking the main square where the market is and has a really romantic atmosphere. They even have live music by old Moroccan men playing drums and singing in a Moroccan chanty-way, which is great – and belly dancers from 9pm. If you like that. The waiters take great pride in their job too, pouring the tea from as high as possible without spilling a drop.

2.  La Table du Palais

This restaurant is set in a beautiful garden and is a must-see if you are looking for a tranquil retreat in the heart of the medina. They have a high quality menu of choices you are not likely to find anywhere else in Marrakesh. It is more expensive, but the place and food are exceptional. The tagines are amazing. Be prepared to eat many tagines in Morocco.

3. Restaurant of La Maison Arabe

The atmosphere was stunning and the service was fabulous. The food was good but not great. This place is nestled in the Souk, and for the price it is great. The food tastes authentic and their Moroccan mint tea is very good indeed. They even have a tea making ceremony!

For more information about The Capaldi Hotel and Riad go to our website. You can also read the Capaldi Hotel blog to find out more. You can also book a room at the Riad on here or book a room in our hotel in the Atlas mountains through here.