Luxury at Its Best – Jerusalem’s Impressive Inbal Hotel Gets a New Look

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Family Suite at the Inbal Hotel
Family room bathroom at the Inbal Hotel
Old City Suite at the Inbal Hotel
Old City Suite bedroom at the Inbal Hotel

If you are looking for a hotel in Jerusalem that expresses the charm of the city and has cultural resonance, the iconic Inbal Hotel will surpass your expectations. Situated in the heart of Jerusalem, spectacular views from almost all of its rooms are of the Old City or the New City. And you’re in the thick of things when it comes to seeing the best of Jerusalem as most of the city’s historic sites are only a few paces away.

With new modern décor, smart bathrooms, new carpeting, and wood-paneled walls, the hotel has picked up a new spirit, but it still maintains the luxury, style and comfort for which it is known. From the minute you step into the hotel, you will be given a warm welcome by a dedicated staff who will make you feel at home immediately. You’ll find they are committed to providing you with the best service possible throughout your entire stay so the Inbal truly becomes your home-away-from-home.

Along with the great service and the sparkling new rooms, the bathrooms are included in the new “look.” After a long day of taking in the wondrous sights of Jerusalem, you return to treat yourself to the upgraded bathrooms featuring beautiful marble walls, relaxing rain showers, the luxurious large thirsty towels and the touch and scent of the upscale Sabon Toiletries.

All rooms and suites now have new LED television sets. All feature an espresso machine and tea set and complimentary snacks such as fresh fruit and macaroons. Bathrooms feature marble walls, rain showers, large thirsty towels and the upscale Sabon Toiletries. This is about as perfect a hotel as you can get.

In a recent interview, Alex Herman, vice president sales & marketing, said: “The Inbal is a bespoke hotel so it is important to make sure our ‘look’ is always contemporary and that our renovations keep the Inbal on the cutting edge. All the things that make the hotel culturally distinct are still there. We also strive to ensure our guests have a positive experience. That is evident in the fact that many of our guests return year after year.”

Possibly the best part of the renovation is a new room category, the Old City Suite. Its setting with breathtaking views of the Old City from three directions is the most picturesque setting in the entire city. The suite’s three spacious bedrooms with two living areas are idyllic for families or friends traveling together.

A special favorite among international celebrities, diplomats, and politicians, the Presidential Suite has always symbolized the warmth and elegance of the Inbal. An extra-large bedroom with a king-size bed, study and living/dining room opens onto a Grand Balcony with awe-inspiring views of the Old City and the Hinom Valley.

Families find that the Inbal knows a thing or two about hosting families too. Family rooms accommodate two adults and two children (with four beds) and many of these rooms are interconnecting should the family be larger. The Family Unit consists of two Superior Rooms adjoining and the Family Suite, with views of the Old City, offers two bedrooms and two bathrooms.

The Sophia restaurant at the Inbal is a drawing card in its own right. The Sophia, open all year long, recently renovated and sporting a new menu, integrates local flavors with authentic Italian classics. The result is a metropolitan version of Italian dishes, yet still very Mediterranean in feeling. Food is taken very seriously here and the Sophia has become a hot spot in Jerusalem for celebrations such as wedding anniversaries, birthdays, etc. All dishes are created with farm-fresh ingredients according to the season.

A special bonus for guests in the Suites: access to the Executive Lounge where complimentary snacks are available all day, starting with a full breakfast, and a complimentary full bar from 6:00 pm to 10:30 pm. Located on the ninth floor, its sweeping views help entertain very relaxing and quiet moments.

For four years running, the Spa at the Inbal is the only Jerusalem Spa with certification from the International Spa Association. That is due to its high quality staff who provide massages and treatments and its eco-friendly products. The Fitness Center has a full range of Technogym equipment including treadmills with touch screen TVs, exercise bikes, ellipticals and free weights. Classes such as Pilates, water aerobics and body sculpture are also available. The large pool is heated and covered in winter.

The Inbal hotel is an award winning five star deluxe hotel. With its Jerusalem stone exterior, it is known for its intimate authentic Jerusalem character and impeccable world-class service. The influential Conde Nast Traveler readers awarded the Inbal as one of the best hotels in the Middle-East.

Virginia Montgomery

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