These are the only two Israeli hotels on the prestigious list.
Explaining their reasons for choosing the King David Hotel, the magazine editors wrote: "A magical mix of history and hedonism, this 233-unit, 83-year-old landmark has played host to presidents and prime ministers. The hotel’s top-floor rooms, opened in 2011, are the best options. Outdoors, the vast swimming pool set amid lush gardens strikes a tropical tone."
The magazine, which was founded more than 30 years ago, publishes the Robb Report 100 Hotels list once a year.
Respect for Jerusalem's King David Hotel (Photo: Yoram Ascheeim)
"We take pride in the impressive achievement of the King David Hotel, which has been selected for the most distinguished list alongside the world's leading hotels and has been chosen as one of the world's top 100 hotels," said Rafi Beeri, vice president of marketing and sales at the Dan Hotels.
"We will continue investing in the hotel in the future in order to continue carrying this honorable title while competing against the other excellent hotels in Israel."
The Jerusalem hotel is a member of the Leading Hotels of the World hospitality consortium and has hosted international leaders throughout the years, including US President Barack Obama, former US Presidents George H. W. Bush, Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Russian President Vladimir Putin, Jordan's late King Hussein, Britain's Prince Charles, French President Nicolas Sarkozy and Prince Felipe of Spain, as well as Irish musician Bono, British supermodel Naomi Campbell, American television personality Martha Stewart, British actor Roger Moore and many others.
Other hotels on the list include:
- Brandenburger Hof, Berlin, Germany
- Royal Mansour, Marrakech, Morocco
- The Merrion Hotel, Dublin, Ireland
- The Siam, Bangkok, Thailand
- Four Seasons Hotel George V, Paris, France
- The Connaught, London, England