Opened in 1999, the 24-story tower is one of the newest and most modern megahotels in Tel Aviv, a city known as the hedonistic capital of Israel thanks to its bustling nightlife and vast stretch of perpetually-busy white sandy beach.
It is also a magnet for high-ranking politicians, diplomats and world famous celebrities, with musician Madonna and former Prime Minister of Great Britain Tony Blair both having graced it with their presence in recent years. One look around the hotel’s vast marble lobby reveals just one reason why.
Located in the fashionable Neve Tzede district, the hotel offers impressive views of the Mediterranean Sea as well as the ancient port of Jaffa, just a 20 minute walk away. It is also ideally situated for reaching Tel Aviv’s other attractions, including Hacarmel Market, the distinctive Bauhaus architecture of the White City, and Tel Aviv Museum of Art.
But far from merely supplying a bed to sleep in (as nice and modern as the spacious rooms and suites are), this is also a hotel to be savoured and enjoyed. The Aubergine Restaurant and the Inca Bar serve excellent international cuisine, and the Lobby Lounge bar offers an outdoor terrace. Meanwhile the Riki Spa & Health Club includes a seasonal outdoor swimming pool with sun deck, a snack bar and a separate children’s pool.
It is the outdoor swimming pool that is perhaps the hotel’s stand-out feature. Elevated sexily above street level, it is one of the most stylish in the city, and even with a beautiful beach just over the road, the temptation to ensconce oneself in its confines for an entire day is difficult to resist.
The hotel also has hugely impressive business and conference facilities, including giant banquet halls – another reason why it is the residence of choice for visiting politicians and diplomats.
In a nutshell, the David Intercontinental Tel Aviv is ideal for those looking for a modern, reliable and well-equipped luxury hotel that is well positioned for navigating one of the world’s most vibrant and up-and-coming cities.