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The Orient Jerusalem

The Orient Jerusalem debuts on historic German Templar Society site

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Isrotel, Israel’s leading hotel chain, debuts The Orient Jerusalem, their only property located within the country’s capital city.

The property marks the latest addition to the brand’s Exclusive Collection, which is solely comprised of five star hotels (Cramim, Beresheet, Carmel Forest Spa Resort, Royal Beach Tel Aviv, and Royal Beach Eilat).

The Orient Jerusalem
Positioned in Western-Jerusalem’s storied German Colony, one of the city’s most vibrant, upscale, and sought-after neighbourhoods, The Orient Jerusalem sits at a crossroads of culture, entertainment, and leisure. The property is a mere 20 minutes from the heart of Jerusalem’s prized Old City and is just steps away from HaTachana, the city’s first-ever train station (built in 1892) which has since transformed into a lively district of designer boutiques, trendy cafes, chef-driven restaurants, and unique galleries.

The Orient Jerusalem

An amalgamation of old and new and a junction of East and West, the hotel itself comprises of 243 beautifully-appointed guestrooms and suites in its newly constructed central building, as well as a selection of accommodations inside two expertly preserved Templar Buildings from 1882 and 1883.

www.isrotel.com/orient

Poli House – experimental luxury meets Tel Aviv design

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The Poli House is a 40-room “experimental luxury” property harnessing the essence of Tel Aviv’s past, present and future and dressed with interior designs by world renowned industrial designer Karim Rashid, located in the epicentre of Tel Aviv’s cultural core.

Housed in a Bauhaus architecture-style building meticulously restored over a three-year-period by Nitza Szmuk, recipient of the prestigious Emet Prize for her extensive work on preserving and restoring buildings in Tel Aviv, was called upon to spearhead the restoration, conservation as well as execute the new design plans for this stunning architectural marvel.

The Poli House boasts warm and clean yellow, blue, green and white interiors created exclusively by world-renowned industrial designer/architect Karim Rashid. The Poli House’s homage to 1930’s Tel Aviv, tech-savvy design elements, health and style-conscious amenities and proximity to the Carmel Market and Mediterranean promenade combine for an unwavering leisure-soaked property unlike any other in the White City.

Rashid explains the rationale behind his signature motif, a fantastic melange of whimsical, futuristic interior design embodied by The Poli House as follows: “We usually only look to the past for inspiration, but the mentality of Tel Aviv is very contemporary, focusing less on the past and looking forward to the future. The Poli House embodies just that. I tried to embrace that Tel Aviv spirit, energy and love of life into the function of the hotel, turning an emotion into a tangible form through colors and graphics.

“My design for Poli House has a great duality about it. The hotel is a marriage of Bauhaus & Digital Age, form & function, crafts & fine arts, digital & organic. The simplicity of the architecture is juxtaposed with digitally-driven ornamentation and form. I imagined the Bauhaus in the 21st. Century, having a universal language that crosses borders and connects all of us. Tel Aviv is that kind of city, with every culture integrated. This pristine White City building is juxtaposed with a digipop aura, the day in which we live,” he adds.

InterContinental David, Tel Aviv

InterContinental David Hotel, Tel Aviv gets Ara Design renovation

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The InterContinental David Hotel in Israel has completed its $4 million-plus (£2.7 million) renovation in conjunction with Ara Design International – the focus being on the hotel’s 135 club guestrooms, 15 suites and public areas.

For the suites, improvements included new smart alarm systems, docking stations, and MoroccanOil and Sabon bath products.

InterContinental David, Tel Aviv
In the club rooms, the Ara Design International incorporated a residential-style design. Each club room is approximately 355 square feet with views of the Mediterranean Sea. The rooms have a working desk and a lounge area, 37-inch flat screen television and a white leather double door closet. There is also a separate bath and shower.

InterContinental David, Tel Aviv
The Royal Suites were fashioned into 947-square-feet apartments with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the beachfront promenade and the Mediterranean Sea. The suites have a living area or intimate dining area. Other elements include a king-size bed, bespoke furnishings, wardrobe space, jet walk-in rain shower and soaking tub.

InterContinental David, Tel Aviv

The 1,356 square feet Tel Aviv Suite has views of the Mediterranean Sea and the city of Tel Aviv/Jaffa. The living and entertaining area is a stylised interpretation of the Tel Avivian urban retreat, featuring bespoke furnishings and accessories, a collection of curated books and art, and a kitchenette with a separate service entrance.

The master bedroom has a bed facing floor-to-ceiling windows. A marble en-suite bathroom has a dry sauna, Jacuzzi tub and a jet walk-in rain shower. Inspired by its location overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, the InterContinental David Tel Aviv has 555 guestrooms (39 of which are suites), including the brand new Tel Aviv Suite and two Royal Suites.

www.ihg.com/intercontinental
www.aradesign.co.uk