The Arabian horse, originally from ancient Persia, is at the heart of Moroccan culture. Its introduction, at the beginning of the 7th century, and then from the 11th century from Arabia, coincided with the gradual Islamisation of the country, and is synonymous with peace and civilization. As such, the thoroughbred stands, as much as Moorish architecture, for a golden age of Moroccan culture.
It is the horse that has given his name – Selman is the father of a line of thoroughbreds – and its spirit to the hotel. It is of huge significance.