Alma Hotel & Lounge, Tel Aviv
One of Tel Aviv’s latest openings, months-old Alma is already gaining a see-and-be-seen reputation among the locals who gather at its ground-floor restaurant and lounge. For guests, booking a room here means being treated to striking decor not available elsewhere in town. Whether you choose to stay in one of the eight deluxe rooms or one of the seven junior studios, the hotel’s visual splendor includes vibrant wall illustrations, bedside tables by glass and mosaic artist Lauri Recanati and inspired one-off finds, such as the chairs from the Jaffa flea market in the Pasha Room. Rooms start at $380; 23 Yavne St.; 972-3/630-8777; almahotel.co.il.