Among luxury travelers, Israel’s top hotels are known for their comfort and style. A recent survey of Conde Naste readers voted for the best hotels in the Middle East, and in that category Israel scored seven of 15 top spots.
The stunning, brand-new (2014) Waldorf Astoria Hotel in Jerusalem won first place in the Middle East category and an impressive seventh place overall among worldwide luxury hotels. The hotel manager, Guy Kalman, said this was “the first time is ranked among the world’s top 10 hotels and makes it to the top spot in the Middle East category.” The Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem’s 1920’s-style glamour can’t be beat, especially combined with all the modern amenities available.
The Mamilla Hotel in Jerusalem scored sixth place in the Middle East category. The hotel boasts stunning views of the Old City from its rooftop dining venues and gorgeous stone architecture that is both modern and reminiscent of a medieval Crusader castle.
The famous historical King David Jerusalem Hotel came in at tenth place. This hotel opened in 1931 under British rule, served as temporary headquarters for the Jewish leadership during the foundation of the State of Israel, and has hosted royalty and international dignitaries from around the world since the 1930’s.
The chic and modern Inbal Jerusalem Hotel ranked 12th on the list. The hotel is nestled in one of Jerusalem’s most beautiful districts, within comfortable walking distance of the Old City and modern shopping areas.
The Dan Tel Aviv Hotel and the Hilton Tel Aviv Hotel came in thirteenth and fourteenth place, respectively. Both luxury hotels boast magnificent Mediterranean views, proximity to Tel Aviv’s beautiful beach recreation areas, and are close to the seafront promenade and other shopping and entertainment districts.
Last but not least, the David Citadel Hotel in Jerusalem comes in at fifteenth in the Middle East category. This gorgeous venue overlooks stunning views of the Old City and is at the heart of Jerusalem’s many attractions.