Ritz-Carlton has confirmed its first hotel in Israel will officially open its doors in late 2013.
The Ritz-Carlton, Herzliya is located in the exclusive residential seafront town north of Tel Aviv, and will be the first global luxury branded hotel in the country.
“We are delighted to be opening this exceptional seafront property at a time of historic growth in incoming tourism to Israel.
“Global travellers will now have the opportunity to enjoy Ritz-Carlton award- winning service and experience here as we establish the definitive luxury experience in Israel,” said Herve Humler, president and chief operations officer, Ritz Carlton.
“The Ritz-Carlton will bring its legendary service standards to Israel and offer the global affluent traveller a destination for both leisure and business in Herzliya,” he added.
Tel Aviv is a vibrant Mediterranean city with historic cultural sights, Bauhaus architecture, a dynamic café and restaurant culture.
As the home of the growing technology sector, Herzliya is also a frequent destination for business travellers the world over.
Located on the Marina overlooking the Mediterranean, the hotel and was designed by a collection of internationally recognized architects and designers.
Rani Ziss Architects designed the 12-storey property and New York-based interior design firm Studio Gaia created the interiors with Israeli studio Gad Halperin producing the lobby and restaurant concepts.
The 114 room property includes 82 residences all with stunning sea views and balconies.
As the first urban resort in Israel, the property offers a unique beach front experience with leisure amenities including a roof-top swimming pool with sweeping panoramic views of the beach.