Kempinski Hotels has announced the long-anticipated opening of The David Kempinski Tel Aviv, the luxury hospitality brand’s 80th global opening and its first property in Israel. Let’s a take a look inside…
In 2022, Kempinski Hotels is set to bring 125 years of five-star European hospitality to Tel Aviv. Housed in the latest skyscraper (built by Feigin Architects) to appear on the city’s Mediterranean Sea promenade, the 250-key property is set to open to guests as soon as February, following quickly on from the opening of Israel’s international borders to tourism. Centrally located across the street from the seaside boardwalk and promenade – and within walking distance to the city’s wonderful outdoor food markets and dynamic urban centre – The David Kempinski Tel Aviv stretches over 34 stories, with interior design spearheaded by Ara Design.
Unique for an urban resort, each of the 250 guestrooms and suites at The David Kempinski Tel Aviv features views of the Mediterranean Sea, with sliding glass doors that allow guests to soak up the sunshine. One of the highlights of the hotel is the property’s triplex-penthouse suite, the largest of its kind in Tel Aviv, spanning more than 370 square metres, and including a 100 square metre rooftop terrace with an infinity pool melting into the coastline. Guests of the hotel’s top 14 suites will have exclusive access to the 34th floor outdoor lounge that is open during the warm spring, summer and autumn months, and boasts a private rooftop pool, relaxation area with sunbeds and cabanas, and a fully-serviced lounge restaurant and bar. At night, the 34th floor lounge will also transform to Cloud51, a buzzy nightlife experience with cocktails and tapas. Adding to the city’s legendary gastronomic scene, the hotel will feature five dining venues spread across multiple floors of the property, each with their own unique atmosphere and decor. Executive Chef Mor Cohen, a World Luxury Restaurants Award-winner specializing in gourmet Kosher cuisine, will helm the property’s F&B program, including Sereia Restaurant & Lounge, a high-end Kosher fish restaurant with an outstanding selection.
Set in the heart of the “tayelet” (as Tel Aviv’s boardwalk is locally referred to in Hebrew), The David Kempinski Tel Aviv is steps away from the outdoor sport and water activities the city offers, from paddle boarding and surf lessons, to bike and scooter rentals and rooftop yoga curated by the hotel.
“Our goal is to create a warm community and become a home base in Tel Aviv for families visiting Israel,” said Guy Klaiman, General Manager, The David Kempinski Tel Aviv. “The David Kempinski Tel Aviv is the new central hub along the beach, combining the finest of a beach vacation and cultural urban experience.”
In addition to the entertainment and culinary offerings, the hotel includes a full-service spa with 11 treatment rooms, a fully-equipped gym, a sauna and a relaxation area. Manicure, pedicure and hair salon appointments can be arranged in-house with the hotel’s team of seasoned professional stylists. The David Kempinski Tel Aviv tower features a state-of-the-art meeting and banquet space that can accommodate up to 500 guests, creating a new venue for destination weddings, large conferences, business meetings, and holiday celebrations.
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