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The 5-Star Jaffa Hotel in Tel Aviv Offers Sublime Luxury at its Finest

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By: Fern Sidman

For those giving serious consideration to traveling to Israel in this post-pandemic era, then brace yourself for some truly exciting news.

Israel is now fully open to tourists and the hotel, food and cultural options available are more expansive than ever before.

Should you be interested in staying at one of the most luxurious hotels in the world that happens to be replete with all the amenities anyone can imagine, The Jaffa Hotel in Tel Aviv is the place for you and your other traveling companions.

The first luxury hotel of its kind, The Jaffa features a unique restoration of a 19th century Neo-Renaissance building. Photo Credit: TripAdvisor.com

The first luxury hotel of its kind, The Jaffa features a unique restoration of a 19th century Neo-Renaissance building. Moreover, it provides a perfect blend of service, style and state-of-the-art luxury. An urban resort surrounded by the city’s most fashionable neighborhood, the Jaffa Hotel is just minutes from the exquisite Tel Aviv beach.

The Jaffa Hotel is a 5-star property set within a restored 19th century complex that once housed Jaffa’s French Hospital. Centrally located near the Mediterranean Sea and the historic port of Jaffa, attractions like Shuk Hapishpeshim flea market, Museum of Antiquities and local boutiques are always a short walk away. Guests can explore the ancient port city and discover the local culture, enjoy the epicurean delights crafted by the world famous chefs at Golda’s restaurant and experience the serenity of L.RAPHAEL Spa.

The Jaffa Hotel offers 120 rooms and suites in their contemporary and historic wings. The latter is housed in a restored 19-century building with lofty ceilings and arched windows. Guests can relax amidst soothing neutral tones, natural stone floors and minimalist furniture from renowned British designer John Pawson. All rooms include unobtrusive smart technology such as automatic air conditioning controls.

Guests at The Jaffa Hotel can pamper themselves in a grand marble bathroom with a luxurious rainfall shower and custom bath amenities. This is all before guests step out onto a private balcony with views of Tel Aviv, Jaffa, the Mediterranean or the hotel’s ornate inner courtyard that is available in select rooms.

Guests can relax amidst soothing neutral tones, natural stone floors and minimalist furniture from renowned British designer John Pawson. Photo Credit: johnpawson.com

For those who want to bring it up a few notches in terms of surroundings and service can upgrade to the Jaffa Hotel’s opulent King David Suite. It is there that guests will experience the pinnacle of luxury with a separate living area, floor-to-ceiling windows and a private dining area. Every detail in each of the hotel’s rooms and suites evokes the history and culture of Jaffa, old and new.

With 17 suites in both the historic wing and modern wing of the hotel, guests enjoy exclusive  bath amenities and exquisite marble bathrooms, bespoke furnishings, spacious lounge and desk areas, oversized beds with luxurious 300 thread count sheets, state-of-the-art technology and stunning views of the city, sea or the hotel’s enchanting courtyard. Guests can revel in extravagant accommodations in the hotel’s Junior Corner Suites located in the modern wing or immerse themselves in history in the Deluxe Junior Suites, Royal Suites and Presidential Suite that is located on the top floor of historical wing.

Guests will admire the architecture surrounding the Jaffa Hotel as they explore local shops and restaurants and see why this charming neighborhood has been called “Little Paris.”

The Jaffa Hotel is the perfect starting point to explore Israel, with exciting day excursions to Jerusalem, Dead Sea and Haifa. The hotel’s concierge team personally choreographs every detail of a guest’s stay as well as replenishing one’s spirit and sparking one’s imagination.

Jaffa is a 4,000 year old port city and the ancient streets have been well preserved. Today they are home to local artists’ galleries and craftsman workshops. Guests can wander through the streets, become immersed in history and take in the breathtaking views over the Mediterranean.

The shuk hapishpishim is a nearby market that is open Sunday through Friday. It is filled with antiques and local craft, as well as designer boutiques. At night, lively bars and restaurants open up and are a great place to spend an evening.

For a casual meal in Jaffa, guests can stop by Golda’s and savor favorites like bagels and lox, homemade falafels, fresh Mediterranean salads and Jaffa scampi, all served from an open kitchen.

Open all day, Golda’s brings classic Israeli favorites to The Jaffa hotel.  Tel Aviv’s beautiful weather can be enjoyed with a light lunch in the hotel courtyard.

The Shesh Besh Bar at the Jaffa Hotel serves an impressive selection of wines and classic cocktails. It has lounge style seating and guests can enjoy a game of backgammon on their uniquely designed backgammon tables.

The Jaffa breakfast offers a la carte options, fresh pastries, sensational coffee and freshly squeezed juices. Served daily between 7:00 – 11:00 am.

Other food options are available at the Jaffa Hotel’s sparkling outdoor pool bar.  The bar presents a wide selection of snacks, sandwiches, melts, salads and fresh fruit. The Swimming Pool and The Pool Bar are seasonal.

The Jaffa Hotel’s ‘Guest Experience’ team is pleased to assist with restaurant recommendations and reservations.

Located in the restored historic wing of the hotel,  the “Giardino’ restaurant seats 140 guests both inside and in the hotel’s historical courtyard. The restaurant creates food that is traditional in its roots and equally explosive in its flavor.

The Chapel, a destination venue, has quickly become one of Tel Aviv’s most unique locations for events. The dove at the top of the room overlooks a impeccable restored chapel, accented by designer furniture by John Pawson.

The Chapel is arguably the most unique spot at The Jaffa Hotel.  The Chapel was painstakingly restored from its days serving the School of the Sisterhood of St. Joseph. This magnificent space features stained-glass windows, arched ceilings and ornate plasterwork details. The Chapel is ideal for those searching for an extraordinary venue. The Chapel seats  80 people theater style,  120 people cocktail style with 60 round tables.

The Chapel Balcony can seat 10 at the Kings Table and is a spectacular setting for inspiring events.

The Jaffa Hotel also offers a variety of wellness activities, with unique and state-of-the-art leisure facilities. The 4,500 square foot beauty spa welcomes guests looking for serenity, unique treatments. Exclusive L.RAPHAEL Oxygen, Ultra-Gravity and Beauty Diamond Treatments are complimented by massages, manicures, pedicures, and hair care services in the Jaffa Hotel’s six specially designed treatment rooms. In addition, guests can enjoy, a state-of-the-art fitness center as well as a sparkling outdoor pool with sun deck.

The Jaffa Hotel also has two boardrooms. One can seat 20 guests and the other can seat 10 guests.

The pool deck at the Jaffa Hotel makes for a stunning backdrop for a wedding or private outdoor experience for up to 50 guests.

The Jaffa Tel Aviv is the first business venture in Israel of Aby Rosen, co-founder of RFR Holdings. A project close to his heart, he partnered with world renowned British designer, John Pawson. Together they bring Israel’s leading luxury lifestyle hotel to life.

To learn further information or to make reservations at the Jaffa Hotel, please call them at the toll free number, 972-3-5162000 or visit their website at:  https://www.marriott.com/en-us/hotels/tlvlc-the-jaffa-a-luxury-collection-hotel-tel-aviv/rooms/

 

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