First Ritz-Carlton Hotel to Open in Tel Aviv
- Aug 13, 2013
One of the largest luxury hotel groups in terms of both number of venues and notoriety is set to open its first Israeli location. The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. is on track to debut the brand new The Ritz-Carlton Herzliya, in the city of Tel Aviv. Once it is open, the facility will become the first global luxury branded hotel on the local market. Herzliya enjoys a fantastic position as an upscale residential town just north of Tel Aviv, where the technology sector has recently seen a vast improvement.
The 12-story structure aims to redefine luxury in the country of Israel. The guest amenity package will include: beachfront positioning, rooftop swimming pool, the signature Ritz-Carlton Spa and Fitness Centre, outdoor terraces, as well as easy access to watersports, including sailing and surfing. Dining at the hotel will be ensured by the Herbet Samuel, a kosher restaurant operated by Chef Yonathon Roshfeld, serving kosher Israeli wines and food from locally-sourced produce. A panoramic rooftop bar will also be included in The Ritz-Carlton Herzliya project. Business guests will profit from the availability of 4,500 square feet of meeting space, as well as a dedicated business center.
Set to open this fall, the 197-key property includes 82 suites offering balconies and views of the Mediteranean. The team responsible for the hotel’s design includes Rani Ziss Architects, who handled the structure’s design, while New York-based Studio Gaia is handling the interiors. The hotel’s lobby and restaurant concepts were created by Gad Halperin, an Israeli design studio.
The Ritz-Carlton’s President & chief operating officer, Herve Humler, said that the hotel “will bring its legendary service standards to Israel and offer the global affluent traveler a destination for both leisure and business.”