We rave so much about our Grand Old Dame, the historic Manila Hotel, because it is the first luxury class hotel in the country and its interiors easily speak of elegance and class. It has become the favorite venue for grand and elaborate celebrations simply because its ambience gives guests the feeling of luxurious exclusivity, making each event a special one.
The Israelis are also now raving about a new development in their accommodation industry. A once-old-now-new hotel is sparkling in their social horizon, and has easily become the favorite cocoon for those who enjoy the finer things in life.
The Elkonin Hotel Tel Aviv, which was first established in 1913 and closed in the 1940s, has been reopened by Dominique Romano and the MGallery chain after the restoration of the historic building. The hotel is located in the heart of Tel Aviv, in the picturesque district of Neve Tzedek, and is designed as a boutique hotel with 44 rooms including two luxurious suites.
The historic building in which the hotel was built has been carefully restored and offers unique services and facilities, preserving every detail of its historical past, and following the architectural models characteristic of Tel Aviv at the beginning of the 20th century. The hotel offers a magical environment for a wide variety of sensory experiences, from taste, through smell to a general sense of calm, and is intended for business people, tourists, and Israelis who wish to live the dynamic rhythm of the city.
The rooms of the renovated hotel are decorated in either blue or coral pink color motif, designed with maximum functionality and comfort in mind. The hotel has a Skydeck with a pool and a bar, offering one of the most desirable and exclusive views of Tel Aviv, a breathtaking view of the city and its surroundings.
The L’Epoque restaurant, the first for the Robuchon group in Israel, has opened at the entrance floor of the hotel. The owning group prides itself on being one with a total of 31 Michelin stars from its chain of restaurants worldwide. The group’s Chef David Alves was the right-hand man of the legendary chef Joel Robuchon for more than 20 years and took the reins of the company after his death.
At the hotel’s opening ceremonies, owner Dominique Romano declared that reviving the hotel is “fulfilling a great personal dream” that was born out of his great love for Tel Aviv and Israel. He is overjoyed to have the opportunity to breathe life into the historic building by bringing modernity and the art of hospitality to an unparalleled level.
MGallery is part of the Accor group and is a chain of 107 boutique hotels in 31 countries. These hotels combine uniqueness and elegance and capture the hearts of guests with their creative and attractive design style. We have one of these hotels here in Manila and it recently opened along Roxas Boulevard, easily becoming the favorite of the party set.
If your future travels should bring you to the Holy Land, the Elkonin Hotel Tel Aviv, Israel’s very first hotel, has opened its doors for you.
YOUR MONDAY CHUCKLE:
A group of women were at a seminar on how to live in a loving relationship with their husbands. As part of the lesson, they were told to text their husband, “I love you, Sweetheart!” just to determine their husband’s love for them. One reply was, “What now? Did you wreck the car again?”
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