Israel’s tourism boom leads to increase in new hotel openings, construction and renovations
Israel’s boom in tourism is leading hotel brands to create new hotel concepts, open new properties and make renovations to accommodate the larger numbers of tourists coming into the country. These hotel updates will cater to all types of travelers, whether they are coming for business or leisure, looking for luxury or budget options, or just looking for an adventure.
New hotel openings and announcements include:
• The Schumacher Hotel, located in the picturesque Haifa in northern Israel, has completed renovations to its 40 rooms and suites. The renovations kept the character of the iconic landmark building by reinventing the spaces with a fusion of old and modern styles. Hotel features include a restaurant, sun terrace and garden area and meeting facilities.
• The Daniel Hotel Herzliya has completed extensive renovations, led by architect Karen Primer of AKD, to the property’s northern wing, including all 31 rooms, corridors and elevators. Located on the beach north of Tel Aviv, The Daniel Hotel Herzliya is a business-focused hotel that features 200 rooms and suites in a contemporary business style. The hotel features the Shizen Spa, an outdoor pool, beach access, a business lounge, a conference center, two restaurants and a kid’s club.
• Scheduled to open in Tel Aviv August 2019, the WOM Allenby is the first of a new brand of pod-hotels by Brown Hotels. Just a block away from Tel Aviv’s beach promenade, the hotel offers 40 stylish, private and modern pod rooms that cater to today’s urban traveler. WOM aims to create a sense of community with the hotel’s communal spaces, offering high-end pod space in a central urban location at a lower price-point. Each pod will be outfitted with a comfortable bed, Egyptian cotton sheets, desk, sink, air conditioning, TV and sound system, storage space and a safety deposit box. Single-occupancy bathrooms or located throughout the hotel’s hallway.
• Fattal Holdings announced its plans to convert a historic building in Tel Aviv’s White City, an area recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its abundance of Bauhaus architecture. The new hotel, named The Kabala Center, will feature 90 rooms, a restaurant, rooftop swimming pool, and a health and fitness center. Renovations are anticipated to take two years to complete.