Tel Aviv, Israel
InterContinental David Tel Aviv
What it is
A high-rise bastion of comfort facing the Mediterranean.
What it isn't
Directly on the beach—the closest stretch of sand is across the street and a few blocks up. Consolation prize: the massive pool.
What we think
The ultimate sign that the InterContinental David means business when it comes to guest comfort? Their Chief Concierge is President of Les Clefs d’Or Israel. Other, no less important signals that the hotel wants your experience to be as five-star as its reviews: The staff speaks 14 languages; the pool has its own waterfall; there’s a mahogany-and-leather-lined cigar bar; and the 555 rooms—fitted with marble bathrooms, Dead Sea toiletries and ultra-soft bedding—face the shimmering Med.
You're here because
It’s among the glitziest options in Tel Aviv (the list of boldfaced names who’ve slept here reads like IMBD and United Nations combined), and you’ll know it the second you walk into the skyscraping atrium lobby.
You try to stay fit on a beach vacation—so thank gawd the hotel’s Aubergine restaurant has a Health & Harmony menu. The second you tuck into your Norwegian salmon with cashew cauliflower cream, you feel more toned.
Restaurants & Bars
Aubergine - Israeli cuisine with a French influence
Jaffa Court - lavish breakfast buffet
Atrium Lobby Bar
CHE Cigar Bar & Lounge
The southern end of the Tel Aviv hotel strip, directly across from seafront Charles Clore Park. Neve Tzedek and the Carmel Market are just a few blocks from the hotel entrance.