Israel's hotel scene keeps getting better: After several years in development, the state will get its first Ritz-Carlton Hotel (indeed, first global luxury branded hotel) late this year when The Ritz-Carlton, Herzliya opens its doors. The hotel will be located on a Marina in a residential seafront town north of Tel Aviv.
The hotel and was designed by a collection of internationally recognized architects and designers. Rani Ziss Architects Ltd. designed the 12-story property and New York-based interior design firm Studio Gaia created the interiors with Israeli studio Gad Halperin producing the lobby and restaurant concepts.
Good to know: All suites at the hotels have views of the Mediterranean (and balconies to watch from). The hotel has a roof-top swimming pool with views of the beach. The Ritz-Carlton Spa and Fitness Centre both have Mediterranean views and outdoor relaxation terraces, while sailing, surfing and other water sports are all nearby.
Chef Yonathon Roshfeld will create his first kosher dining experience at the Herbet Samuel restaurant at the hotel using local, seasonal produce. The restaurant will also serve kosher Israeli and international wines. And for unwinding at the end of the day, a rooftop bar will overlook the coastline.
Tel Aviv is famous for its seaside, Bauhaus architecture and cafe culture. As the home of the growing technology sector, Herzliya is also a frequent destination for global business travelers. (The hotel is expected to have 4,500 square feet of meeting space with views of the Marina for both business and social events, as well as a Business Center.)