The Orient Jerusalem is Now Open

Rooftop pool at The Orient Jerusalem.

The Orient Jerusalem is the newest hotel in Jerusalem's luxury market. It's located in the city’s western German Colony, just 20 minutes from the heart of the Old City and close by to HaTachana, the city’s first-ever train station (built in 1892), which has since transformed into a collection of designer boutiques, trendy cafes, restaurants, and galleries.

The new luxury hotel is the newest addition to Isrotel, an Israeli hotel chain. Current hotels include Cramim, Beresheet, Carmel Forest Spa Resort, Royal Beach Tel Aviv, and Royal Beach Eilat, all five-star properties.

The hotel houses 243 rooms and suites in the newly constructed building as well as the two preserved Templar Buildings that date back to 1882 and 1883. The buildings were constructed by the Templars who lived there in the late-19th and early-20th centuries. 

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To honor the Templars, The Orient Jerusalem has created a small interactive museum on site that allows guests to connect with the neighborhood’s remarkable heritage. The museum has a unique selection of authentic artifacts from the Templar era collected from their former colonies throughout Israel, as well as a storyboard detailing their history and a film shot in Jerusalem and the German Colony in 1898.

Also in honor of Israeli art and culture, the Orient Jerusalem Contemporary Art Collection is spread throughout the property. It was previously displayed at both the Tel Aviv and Israeli Museums but has since been purchased by Isrotel. 

The hotel also has a spa and wellness center that offers ritualistic body therapies and beauty treatments, including everything from the basics to authentic Turkish Hammam and Far Eastern Ayurveda and Shiatsu therapies. The site is managed by the Carmel Forest Spa, which was named SpaFinder’s Best Spa in the Middle East several years in a row. There are two pools including an infinity pool that looks over the Old City and is surrounded by private cabanas. 

The lobby restaurant Khan serves gourmet kosher offerings including local specialties like eggplant kadaif and mezzes. There are a variety of multipurpose venue and meeting rooms, including a large conference and banquet hall that accommodates up to 900 people. The property will also has two 4-story residential buildings containing 11 apartments with hotel services.

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