Mamilla was selected by popular travel magazine Condé Nast Traveler as one of the best hotels in the world and was featured on the magazine's Gold List for 2016. This is an impressive achievement; especially in light of the fact Mamilla is the only Israeli hotel on the list.
The inclusion of the hotel on the prestigious list was the latest in the hotel's accolades. Its spa, Akasha, was the only Israeli representative on the magazine's list of the nine best spas around the globe.
This recognition is not merely a seal of approval for the Jerusalem hotel, it has broad economic significance.
Condé Nast Traveler is the most popular travel magazine the world over, and its annual lists help increase the popularity of the selected sites. A hotel or a spa featured on these lists become a place of pilgrimage for tourists from all corners of the earth, who eagerly anticipate these lists and consider them both guides and commandments.
The Mamilla Hotel is not a complete novice when it comes to such lists. The reputable hotel, which opened only six years ago, has already been featured as one of the hottest and best business hotels in the world by other prestigious travel magazines.
Mamilla is part of a family of popular hotels by the Alrov Group, such as the Conservatorium hotel in Amsterdam—considered one of the top hotels in the city—and Hotel Café Royal in London—considered the playground of the world's wealthiest people.
Mamilla has 194 luxurious rooms with massive bathrooms. The hotel offers a variety of top restaurants, bars, event rooms and a wellbeing center—all providing the guests with a unique experience.
The hotel is located at the center of the historical Mamilla neighborhood in the capital, which until 1967 was right on the border between Israel and Jordan. The liberation of eastern Jerusalem in the Six-Day War turned Mamilla from a frontier neighborhood into one of Israel's posh neighborhoods.
Many homes in the neighborhood were bought by Jewish millionaires from all over the world who wish to wake up every morning to the view of the Old City's walls.
But even those without a comfortably full bank account can enjoy the beautiful views of the holy city from the windows of one of the Mamilla Hotel's rooms.
On the hotel's top floor is the renowned chef restaurant Rooftop. Recently, a new restaurant was opened at the hotel called Happy Fish, offering Mediterranean food to its diners.
The hotel has been played host to many well-known figures and celebrities, such as former US President Bill Clinton, Prince Albert of Monaco, Sharon Stone, Barbra Streisand, Donna Karan, and recently Helen Mirren, the star of the movie "The Queen." And "The Queen" must know a thing or two about prestigious hotels.