Looking for a recommendation for a good hotel in southern Israel's
Negev Desert? The Beresheet Hotel in Mitzpe Ramon has been named one of the 60 best new hotels of 2012 on the Hot List selected by prestigious American travel magazine Condé Nast Traveler.
"Beresheet means 'genesis' in Hebrew, and there is a real sense that both the region and hotel's guests are in the process of being reborn," the magazine's editors write, adding that the new hotel might make travelers want to stay forever in the Mitzpe Ramon area.
"Built on a cliff overlooking the spectacular, 200-million-year-old Ramon Crater, the property was a labor of love for the late British hotelier David Lewis, credited with developing Eilat into Israel's premier resort town."
Just six months ago, Beresheet was included in the list of the 121 top new hotels of 2012, after the magazine's editors and reporters visited 179 hotels in 49 countries for four months.
'Might make travelers want to stay forever' (Photo: Ilan Pinchuk)
The Hot List of 2012 is comprised of hotels from 29 countries, including Rocco Forte Hotel in Abu Dhabi, Singita Explore in Tanzania, Queen Victoria Hotel in Cape Town, the Baraza Resort and Spa in Zanzibar, the Four Seasons Resort in Marrakech, Ritz-Carlton in Hong Kong, Song Saa Private Island in Cambodia, Banyan Tree in Macau, the Darling in Sydney, the Grand Hyatt in Goa, the St. Regis Bangkok, Mío in Buenos Aires, Bella Sky Comwell in Copenhagen, Altapura in Val Thorens, Conservatorium Hotel in Amsterdam, and more.
"We are proud to add this title to the list of awards, references and honorable selections of the Isrotel hotels," Isrotel Hotel Chain General Manager Lior Raviv said Sunday.
"This is undoubtedly a respectable and impressive recognition of our unstoppable and ongoing efforts to provide out guests with the best and most luxurious service and quality in Israel."