The features a broad selection of warm entrees, salads, fresh fruit and juices, alongside artisan breads, croissants and pastries. There is an omelette station that will cook eggs to order, and even sections devoted to gluten-free and sugar-free foods. (Note: Since the dining room is kosher, not all hot foods are available on Shabbat.)
The hotel is also offering special packages that include breakfast followed by a day at the property’s impressive Via Maris Spa. The capacious spa comprises a swimming pool, sauna, hamam (steam room) and inviting treatment rooms staffed by professional therapists who administer an extensive menu of pampering treatments and massages inspired by exotic cultures.
A relaxing full day at the spa could wind down with snacks of cookies, fruit and tea while lounging in a plush terry cloth robe. Breakfast-cum-spa packages, for singles and couples, start at NIS 345 per person.
David Tower Hotel. Kosher. King David St. 8, Netanya. Tel. (09) 373-0013.
The Waldorf Astoria Celebrates a Milestone and a New Season of the Garden Terrace
At the end of May, the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in Jerusalem held a gala reception marking two events: one local and one global.
The international aspect was the celebration of the 100th anniversary of Hilton Hotels International. From humble beginnings in rural West Texas, founder Conrad Hilton oversaw expansion from one small property in 1919, to the current number of 5,700 hotels in 113 countries, doing business under a number of prestigious brand names, including Waldorf Astoria.
Along the way, Hilton racked up quite a number of firsts in the hospitality industry, such as the first to introduce air-conditioning into hotels, and the first to allow keyless entry into guest rooms, using your smartphone.
The evening at the Waldorf Astoria also marked the launch of the summer season for the hotel’s Garden Terrace, a lovely open-air rooftop venue, where guests and the general public can relax, sip cocktails and snack on tapas, in the cool evening air of Jerusalem, every weeknight between 18.30-23.30. Occasional special evenings of entertainment are also planned, such as live music and movies under the stars.
Guests at the reception marking Hilton’s 100 years were served iconic delicacies that were created over the decades in the chain’s kitchens and bars, including eggs Benedict, Waldorf salad, red velvet cake and brownies, washed down by martinis and pina coladas.
The Waldorf Astoria. Kosher. Gershon Agron St. 26-28, Jerusalem. Tel. (02) 542-3333
The Dan Caesarea is reborn
After eight months of extensive renovation, and an investment of NIS 80 million, Dan Hotels is re-launching the Dan Caesarea as an innovative resort, under the new slogan “Happiness is Around.”
The iconic Dan Caesarea Hotel, established in the 1960s by Baron Rothschild, is now a sprawling, 62-dunam, family-oriented complex, comprising 116 lavish guest rooms and suites, a Danyland children’s club, a spa, and multi-faceted recreational areas, amidst newly landscaped grounds and gardens decorated with sculptures.
In addition, the updated property features several inviting establishments serving food and drink: Salon Bocca, which serves cocktails in the lobby area; the casual poolside Limonada Bar; a Greek-style ‘Tavern,” which also prepares picnic hampers; and a formal dining room.
Among the many areas dedicated to sports and play for guests of all ages are a swimming pool with a pool table in the water, tree houses, a basketball court, a soccer field, a tennis court, mini-golf, table tennis, and more.
The Dan Caesarea. Kosher. Rothschild St 1, Caesarea. Tel. (04) 626-9111
The Sheraton Tel Aviv holds another kosher ethnic food festival
The Sheraton Hotel Tel Aviv, which has a reputation for bringing international ethnic food festivals to Israel’s kashrut-observing public, will be holding a Thai food festival at the end of this month at the property’s signature restaurant, The Olive Leaf.
The 5-day Kosher Thai Food Festival 2019, which is being co-sponsored by the Royal Thai Embassy in Tel Aviv, will take place between 23–27 June (5 days), and will feature not only authentic Thai cuisine, but also the art of Thai fruit carving, as a reflection of Thai culture.
The festival will be launched by H.E. Ms. Penprapa Vongkovit, the ambassador of Thailand to Israel, and the food menu will be prepared by the chef of the Royal Thai Embassy in Israel, in collaboration with Chef Shimon Maman, executive chef of the Sheraton Tel Aviv.
Following the Thai festival, the Sheraton Tel Aviv will then host an Indian food festival, during the week of July 8-11.
For reservations, call 03-521-1224, or e-mail email@example.com
The Sheraton Tel Aviv Hotel. Kosher. Hayarkon St, 115, Tel Aviv. Tel. (03) 521-1224