The hotel is absolutely breathtaking and if you have ever been here you will know there is nothing comparable. It is a 1920's hotel turned into a Spanish-Moroccan palace that will make you feel as if you have stepped into the movie Casablanca. This was our first and only venue choice. Therefore we were very flexible and understanding with the Hotel Manager who coordinates the events (and also books all the hotel rooms, plans the decor, catering, and just about everything else related to this establishment). He is a man of few words and does not offer a plethora of choices. So if you are looking for someone to woo you by their customer service and ability to bend over backwards, I don't think you will find that here. Also I believe he is selective on who he allows to host events here. So knowing that going forward, we were completely at his mercy. And we were blown away at the final result. He did a beautiful job and everyone had a fabulous time. The food was fantastic (albeit a little too exotic for some of the less worldly guests) the candelabras and fireplace were stunning against the jewel toned ethnic draperies. The staff wore sequined costumes during dinner. It was a stunning and unique event that was perfect for us.