Friendship Force World Conference 2016

The Kenzi Farah Hotel, Marrakesh

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Friendship Force International is pleased to offer discounted rates to our conference delegates at the Kenzi Farah Hotel in the fashionable district of L’Hivernage, within walking distance of Marrakesh’s UNESCO-listed medina. All conference events will take place at this hotel.

Our conference schedule allows you time to relax by the pool, enjoy Mediterranean or traditional Moroccan cuisines in the hotel's restaurants, treat yourself to a session in the hammam spa, or gather with friends at the piano bar where there’s live music every night. 

Rates are 1250 Moroccan Dirham per night for a twin or double room, and include a buffet breakfast. There is complimentary wifi in the guests rooms and common areas. Please book your twin, double or single room directly with the hotel here. NOTE: You must use the link provided in order to receive the special rate for conference delegates.The booking link will remain active until August 15, when the hotel closes all room bookings. When you book, you will receive an email confirmation directly from the hotel. Please keep this handy as it will contain details about changing your reservation, cancellation and refund policy and other important information.

There is an additional MAD 29 per person per night tax (almost $3 US at the time of print) which is to be paid to the hotel at the time of your departure.

Check-in is from 2pm but if you arrive earlier you may leave your bags with the concierge and relax on the sun loungers by the pool and in the gardens, or enjoy the spa (advance appointment necessary). For more information about the hotel facilities please visit the hotel's website.


Avenue du Président Kennedy, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
Phone: +212 5244-47400


The conference proceedings begin at 9:00 am on September 16 and end around 12:00 noon on September 19. Therefore we advise you to reserve your room(s) for check-in on September 15 and check-out on September 19. Registration will take place in the hotel lobby from 2:00 pm until 8:00 pm on September 15, with an opportunity to "meet and mingle" with global friends at the pool bar from 8:00pm.

When booking your return flight, please make sure your flight departs Marrakesh no earlier than 3:30 pm on the 19th, so as to not to miss any of our closing activities. Please see the "Agenda" tab above for a more detailed schedule.

If you are interested in arriving in Marrakesh early or staying on after the conference for a few days, please note that these special room rates are available to you from September 11th through September 24th, subject to availability. 


If you are traveling alone but would like to be paired with a roommate(s) please reserve a room as instructed above and then contact the Conference Director at Please include your name, check-in and check-out dates and hotel booking confirmation number. We will do our best to find you a roommate and notify you quickly if one is available. (UPDATE July 29, 2016: I currently have one single woman looking for a roommate!)


The hotel is located 10 minutes from Marrakesh Menara International Airport (RAK). Taxi stands are right outside the terminal doors, but it’s recommended you go beyond these to the grouping of taxis outside the gate for better fares and be sure to agree the fare before beginning your journey. Alternatively, you can book a transfer in advance with Menara Tours by sending them an email with the subject "FFI Conference": In your message please include your name, arrival date and flight number, and number of people. They will respond to you quickly with a quote. The driver of your Menara Tours air-conditioned minibus (suitable from 2 to 13 people plus luggage) will meet you in the arrivals hall holding a sign with your name.