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The Ritz-Carlton in Herzliya
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2 Israeli hotels on 'coolest hotels' list
Ritz-Carlton in Herzliya and Alma Hotel & Lounge in Tel Aviv included in Travel + Leisure magazine's 2014 It List, which introduces the 70 most promising new hotels in the world

Two Israeli hotels have made it into Travel + Leisure magazine's 2014 It List, which introduces the 70 most promising new hotels in the world: The Ritz-Carlton in Herzliya and Alma Hotel & Lounge in Tel Aviv.

 

 

According to the magazine, the $180 million Ritz-Carlton opening, five years in the making, has "upped the ante on luxury in Israel’s Silicon Valley, delivering a level of white-glove service that’s seldom found in the Holy Land…

 

"Inside the 197 rooms you’ll find Frette linens, Studio Gaia tubs, and mini-bars stocked with Max Brenner pralines. Head for the rooftop pool deck, where locals sip spice-infused cocktails while watching the sun dip behind the country’s largest marina."

 

Alma Hotel. 'Stylizes rooms, each designed with quirky objects' (Photo: Ziv Reinstein)
Alma Hotel. 'Stylizes rooms, each designed with quirky objects' (Photo: Ziv Reinstein)

 

Alma Hotel was described as Tel Aviv’s coolest new boutique hotel, "an elegantly renovated townhouse of 15 stylized rooms, each designed with quirky objects such as leather-drum coffee tables and deer head wall sculptures made out of seashells.

 

"Its celebrity chef, Yonatan Roshfeld, concocts Mediterranean tapas for the hotel’s buzzy restaurant, Alma Lounge: He’ll also conduct a cooking class upon request."

 

Travel + Leisure's It List is compiled every year by the New York-based magazine's writers and editors to include the "70 coolest new hotels that are changing the travel landscape."

 

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