A New Luxury "Home-tel" in Tel Aviv and More

The Levee has eight luxurious apartments. Shown here is Apartment 05, which has two bedrooms and two balconies.

If you’re considering a luxury getaway to Tel Aviv, there’s a new concept you should know about: The Levee, which CEO Golan Tambor touts as a luxury “home-tel.” Tambor, who’s the man behind the TripAdvisor five-star-rated boutique hotel Molcho Neve Tzedek Tel Aviv, says the eight-apartment building has all the fixings of a luxury apartment but with hotel services, including a 24-hour concierge, twice-daily housekeeping and nightly turndown service. The only thing guests don’t receive? “The lobby,” he says.

Apartments range from one to four bedrooms and can be booked individually or as one 19-bedroom unit. Tambor tells us there was a no-expenses-spared approach with the furnishings. To boot, bedrooms have walk-in closets, while bathrooms have Molton Brown toiletries. We approve!

The property opened in April after eight years of renovating and upgrading — all while having to maintain its heritage as it’s a UNESCO-listed historic building. We hear guests have already included a National Football League player and a Formula 1 racer. 

The Levee resides in Tel Aviv’s historic Neve Tzedek neighborhood; it’s within walking distance of Rothschild Boulevard, Carmel Market and the beaches. Golan says that roughly half of his guests are from the U.S. and he welcomes contact from travel advisors (in fact, he prefers it); you can reach him at [email protected] or 011-972-0-544-549-472.

On the hotel front, the Carlton Tel Aviv updated some portions of the property. In addition to the lobby, business lounge, workspaces and beachfront lobby bar, the Superior City View and Premium Partial Sea View room categories received new soft goods. If you’re looking for one of the top accommodations, however, The Bianco Suite Sea View and the Presidential Suite Panoramic Sea View are the picks. Good to know: The lobby bar offers both meat and vegetarian menus, in addition to fresh juices, coffees and teas. Contact Adi Uzan ([email protected]), sales and marketing director. 

Down the road, Nobu Tel Aviv will be opening in 2020. It will have 38 rooms, a large garden, fitness center, pool, a private rooftop and, of course, the eponymous restaurant. Its location, Rothschild Boulevard, has bike paths, dining, shopping and theater options. 

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