Right on cue, just in time for the renowned festivities of Wenceslas Square, snow has fallen on the Golden City. As we stroll across Charles Bridge, carols echo down from the tower. White-tipped Baroque buildings and a twinkle of Christmas lights create the backdrop. Hot wine and chestnuts fill the hole.
Casablanca is Morocco's largest city and is home to seven million people. With the country's tourism industry largely focussed on Marrakesh and Fez, you'll immediately feel Casa's vibrant but not forced natural state. This is a city that is now embracing tourism, but at the same time keeping its locality and traditions - sounds perfect right?
A hub for A-listers and fashionistas, Robert DeNiro's ultra-cool downtown hotel and home from home, echoes a sumptuous private residence; 88 individually designed rooms and suites, cosy drawing rooms with roaring fires, Tibetan rugs and eclectic antiques, surround an enchanting Tuscan-style candle-lit courtyard.