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The rise in tourism in Israel is encouraging an influx of luxe properties primarily around Tel Aviv. Israel tourism has often appealed to the historical or religious North American traveler, but is not as sought after for their cultural or culinary offerings. However, Israel has been a getaway on European travelers’ radars for much longer—from the beaches to the burgeoning wine scene.
As the interest in Israel expands from Europe across the Atlantic, drawing in travelers from the U.S., luxury hotels have made a considerable push in 2019 to cultivate a new era of high-end Israeli travel. To accommodate the growing number of tourists, the country is seeing several new and noteworthy openings and renovations this year, including these four to keep on your radar.
Six Senses Shaharut
Six Senses is slated to open their highly anticipated first Israeli property in fall 2019. They’ll have 58 suites and villas on property, an unreal spa, and plan to offer activities like camel safaris, mountain climbing, and off-roading in the desert.
In August 2019, Brown Hotels opens WOM Allenby, a new pod hotel concept adjacent to Tel Aviv’s beach promenade. The hotel is comprised of 40 uber-stylish pod rooms and offers a luxe-but-minimal experience for a lower price.
The Schumacher Hotel
Haifa is a scenic northern Israel town that offers an amalgamation of old-world architecture and modern accents. The Schumacher recently completed their renovation of 40 suites and guest rooms, preserving the historic building while re-upping the modern amenities like the gorgeous sun terrace, gardens, and meeting spaces.
The Daniel Hotel Herzliya
Along the beach north of Tel Aviv, The Daniel is a hotel catering to the business traveler. Their significant renovation touched up their high-end business lounge and conference center—and there are opportunities for business travelers to unwind at their Shizen Spa and outdoor pool.