Israel

Waldorf-Astoria Jerusalem Review

It had just started pouring with rain as I got out of my taxi, but this didn’t deter the doorman of the Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem one little bit. Clearly a man of magical abilities, he deferentially removed his top hat, gave me a beaming smile, greeted me like a long lost family member and made an umbrella appear all at the same time.

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The Clock Apartments Jaffa

Early morning in the ancient city of Jaffa and the streets are coming to back to life; the smell of freshly baked bread, car horns bleating from impatient drivers going to work, the sound of shop shutters being raised, a faint chant of a far off muezzin calling to prayer. This is the beating heart […]

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The Ritz-Carlton Herzliya

“We are ladies and gentlemen serving ladies and gentlemen” so says Gadi Hassin a hotel General Manager well used to Israel’s high end hospitality vagaries we have all come to reluctantly accept; construction not quite finished off properly, landscaping with the odd bit of piping sticking out and service lacking a simple smile or two.

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Carmel Caves added to UNESCO list

The Carmel Caves in northern Israel have been added to the list of World Heritage Sites by UNESCO.The caves have been added to the list for “providing a definitive chronological framework at key periods of human development.

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Brown Hotel. Tel Aviv

The 30-room Brown Hotel opened in late 2010 as Israel’s only member of Design Hotels and remains the hippest of Tel Aviv’s boutique hostelries. 

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Carmel Forest Spa. Haifa

Israel’s Carmel Forest Spa Resort, set in a national forest close to the country’s third city, Haifa, has taken on a challenge. It has set out to dispense relief to the stressed and demanding residents of one of the most dynamic nations on earth. But it has done so with relish since the late 1990’s […]

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