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August 25, 2014

A New Hotel in Tel Aviv

By Rebecca Sacks | Hotels

A New Hotel in Tel Aviv
Photo courtesy of The Norman, Tel Aviv

On the heels of two big hotel openings in Israel in the last year—the Ritz-Carlton Herzliya (which Departures covered this spring) and the Waldorf-Astoria, in Jerusalem—comes Tel Aviv’s The Norman, an elegant boutique option centrally located near the city’s grand Rothschild Boulevard. The hotel comprises two immaculately restored 1920s residential buildings connected by a fragrant citrus tree garden; furnishings handpicked from French flea markets and ornate tile designs create the sense of a bygone baron’s Mediterranean estate. All the hotel’s services—including a French-Mediterranean brasserie and Japanese tapas spot—are in the main building, 25 Nachmani Street, which also houses 30 rooms. In the second building, 23 Nachmani Street, there are 20 suites. The bones of the latter building have led to unexpected treasures, such as the jewel-box bathrooms in the King Albert Suites and the walk-in closets in some of the Garden Suites. Rooms start at $375; 23–25 Nachmani St.; 972-3/543-5555; thenorman.com.