Tel Aviv, Israel
The David Kempinski Tel Aviv
What it is
A newly opened, artful retreat on the Tel Aviv Promenade, with kosher restaurants, a pool and spa, a whiskey and cigar bar, and showstopping views of the adjacent Mediterranean Sea.
What it isn't
Puny. Guest rooms begin at a whopping 400 square feet.
What we think
The globetrotters of Israel are abuzz with delight over this newly minted grande dame. Facing the water, it’s stocked with enough style and substance to make for the best ever “staycation”...not to mention a pampering hotel for incoming glitterati. Guest rooms are stocked with floor-to-ceiling windows, calming modern art pieces, and everything you need to Live Your Best Vacation Life, including smart LED flatscreen TV’s, Molton Brown toiletries and zippy free Wifi. If you’re honeymooning—or simply want to treat yourself—the three-story David Penthouse Suite is more than worth it, thanks to its terrace fronting the Mediterranean (with a gleaming private pool, natch) and living room complete with a grand piano.
You're here because
It’s the place to see and be seen. In short: it’s “a scene.”
The only thing better than a dip in a pristine outdoor pool overlooking the Med? Tossing on your glad rags and heading to the hotel’s whiskey and cigar bar to push your Vacation relaxation to the max.
Perched along the sand on Tel Aviv beach, a mere four block walk from the Rubin museum—where you can see works by legendary local painter Reuven Rubin in his own onetime home.