2019 was a record-breaking year with the number of visitors to Israel reaching an all-time high of 4.5 million people. It’s no surprise, then, that there has been a constant influx of hotel openings in Israel. Each one seems more modern and better than the previous and tourists coming to Israel have a variety of places to choose from during their stay in Israel. Whether you are looking for a boutique hotel, a hotel chain, a luxury resort, or even a Mongolian yurt, you are sure to find it in Israel. Many of the new hotels in Israel offer world-class levels of comfort and facilities which put them at the top of their class. There is a recent trend of new smaller, boutique-style hotel openings in Israel. They offer high levels of quality and service. Many of them are in restored historic buildings in quaint settings, both in the heart of some of Israel’s biggest cities and in rural surroundings. Get ready for 2020 because there are new hotels opening in Israel that are more luxurious, more chic, and better than ever.
Tel Aviv HOtels
The 48-podWOM Allenby opened in January 2020. It is the first location of the new brand of pod-style hotels. Situated near the beach, the hotel offers travelers an affordable and contemporary stay. Each pod has a comfortable bed, a sink, A/C, a TV, storage space, and a deposit box. There are three room categories including solo pod, twin pod, and king pod. Using the WOM app, guests control their entire stay including booking, check-in/check-out, and their room’s facilities. They can also chat with fellow travelers and hotel staff.
Brown’s unique Bauhaus themed boutique hotel, The Theodor, is designed with the modern traveler in mind. Part of the Brown Hotel chain, the 34-room boutique is located in one of the hottest and most centralized streets of Tel Aviv, right on the corner of Herzl St. and Rothschild Blvd. Unwind with a good book in the hotel’s private garden and freshen up in your outdoor terrace shower. The hotel’s posh atmosphere and trendy bar & spa will give you the vacation you are looking for in cosmopolitan Tel Aviv. The hotel is set to open in January 2020.
The bohemian BoBo Hôtel is a 200-room hotel opening in March 2020 on Yavne Street, a side street off of the trendy Rothschild Boulevard. The pet-friendly hotel will be Brown Hotels’ largest when it opens. The rooms offer sweeping views of the city and sea, the best of both worlds. The hotel will offer guests a kosher breakfast cafe, a rooftop bar and restaurant, a conference center, business center, spa, and gym.
Deborah Brown of the Brown Hotel chain will be opening its doors to guests in Spring 2020. The 90-room luxurious hotel is on Ben Yehuda street, steps away from Gordon beach, the beach to see and be seen at in Tel Aviv. The hotel will offer a breakfast cafe, a kosher high-end grill restaurant, a rooftop pool & terrace, and a spa and fitness center.
The Lighthouse Hotel
The Lighthouse hotel by Brown recently expanded in size to include 60 more rooms. The hotel is in a prime location in the center of Tel Aviv, just footsteps away from the beach on the corner of Ben Yehuda and Allenby. The hotel offers a trendy urban stay in the renowned Lighthouse office tower, perfect for business and modern-day travelers. Guests are spoiled with sweeping views of the city and Mediterranean. It boasts a restaurant with a spacious sundeck, a banquet and conference room, a wellness center featuring a gym, and a sky bar. The hotel’s rooms are designed with families in mind.
Selina Neve Tzedek
The Selina Hotel chain, aimed at digital nomads, is coming to the heart of Tel Aviv’s bohemian neighborhood, Neve Tzedek. The beautifully designed accommodation will offer travelers many styles and sizes of rooms, all comfortable and designed with the modern traveler in mind. There are standard rooms for two as well as micro rooms, a smaller room for two for those on a budget. There is also a quadruple room and loft for four people, a triple for three, and dorm rooms. The hotel features a bar, garden, movie room, and library. The hotel will open in March 2020.
The elite and luxurious Japanese Nobu Hotel chain is opening up a hotel in Tel Aviv. The 38-room hotel will feature a large garden, fitness center, pool, outdoor area, and a private rooftop. It is located in the heart of Rothschild Boulevard at the corner of Ahad Haam.
Hotels in SOUTHERN ISRAEL
Isrotel is opening the charming Kedma Hotel in May 2020 in Sde Boker. The hotel is located near the home of David Ben Gurion, Israel’s first prime minister. The hotel is a great base for exploring the Israeli desert. It will feature a swimming pool, authentic desert cuisine, a luxurious spa with a Turkish bath and heated treatment pool, a state-of-the-art fitness room, and a large event complex.
Six Senses Shaharut
Six Senses Shaharut is the ultimate dream vacation. Dramatic views will greet you in the 58-suite and villa hotel nestled in the Arava Valley, south of the Negev Desert. The hotel offers a spa, camel stables, and additional activities for guests. It is perfect for the traveler chasing adventure and the traveler seeking to unwind in one of the most stunning places in Israel. The hotel is set to open in May 2020.
Hotels in NORTHERN ISRAEL
Mitzpe Hayamim is reopened after a $23 million restoration. The five-star luxury hotel by Isrotel overlooks the Sea of Galilee and offers guests an organic dairy farm, a world-class spa with a jacuzzi, sauna, fitness room and treatment rooms, an on-site bakery and chef restaurant. The hotel also has a library and meeting spaces, an ecological outdoor pool, and an artists’ gallery for artists to display their work.The hotel is surrounded by green rolling hills, vegetable fields, and fruit orchards. Guests are spoiled with sweeping views across the Hula Valley and Sea of Galilee. They can choose between a variety of accommodations from the 25 square meter garden-view room to the 100 square meter presidential villa equipped with a sundeck and hot tub. Mitzpe Hayamim Hotel is now kosher certified.
The Edmond Hotel in Rosh Pina is a boutique spa hotel that features an outdoor heated pool and Jacuzzi and a spa with a gym and saunas. It is the perfect quiet retreat in one of the most beautiful locations in Israel. The hotel strives to maintain the calm atmosphere and requires guests to be 14 years old and older. The hotel is covered in Jerusalem stone while the floor bears Jaffa style floor tiles. The room has WiFi, a flat-screen TV, hair dryer, small fridge, and tea kettle. The stay at Edmond is half-board, meaning that it includes breakfast and dinner. The meals are served buffet style, and offers guests a wide variety of food. There is also a bar in the hotel, serving both food and cocktails, cognac, whiskey and aperitifs. In the winter, guests can cozy up near the fireplace with a good book in the library. The hotel also features a wine room that offers wine workshops and three halls for conferences and events.
Selina Kinneret is opening its doors to travelers visiting the Kinneret (the Hebrew name for the Sea of Galilee) in Northern Israel, in April 2020. The hotel will offer different sized rooms for two people, four people, and dorm rooms for budget travelers. It will feature a music studio, live music performances, an activity center, Kinneret watersports, and festivals. The hotel has a bar, garden, movie room, restaurant, shared kitchen, and library.
Check back as announcements are made about new hotels opening in Israel in 2020.