Isrotel has debuted a new member within its portfolio of hotels: The Orient Jerusalem, their only property located within the country’s capital city.
The hotel marks the latest addition to the brand’s Exclusive Collection, which is solely comprised of five star hotels.
It joins Cramim, Beresheet, Carmel Forest Spa Resort, Royal Beach Tel Aviv, and Royal Beach Eilat.
Positioned in western Jerusalem’s storied German Colony, one of the city’s most vibrant, upscale, and sought-after neighbourhoods, The Orient Jerusalem sits at a crossroads of culture, entertainment, and leisure.
The property is a mere 20 minutes from the heart of Jerusalem’s prized Old City and is just steps away from HaTachana, the city’s first-ever train station (built in 1892) which has since transformed into a lively district of designer boutiques, trendy cafes, chef-driven restaurants, and unique galleries.
An amalgamation of old and new and a junction of east and west, the hotel itself comprises of 243 beautifully-appointed guestrooms and suites in its newly constructed central building, as well as a selection of opulent accommodations inside two expertly preserved Templar Buildings from 1882 and 1883.
Originally built by the Templars who inhabited the site in the late-19th and early-20th centuries, and formerly a school for their community, the adapted structures will boast unparalleled views and a style that echoes the spirit of their original era.
The complex underwent years of meticulous restoration by restoration architect Eyal Ziv in collaboration with the hotel’s principal architects, Yehuda, Dov and Yoel Feigin of Feigin Architects, who have successfully created a new architectural icon for the Jerusalem cityscape.
Designed by world-renowned hospitality design firm Hirsch Bedner Associates, the urban resort embodies the neighbourhood’s rich history while simultaneously incorporating contemporary appointments, painstakingly tending to every last detail down to the bed frames and soap dishes, all handcrafted by local artisans.
Seamlessly blending high-quality stone, wood, tile, and glass, the property is the perfect personification of Jerusalem’s past and present: a centuries-old city and modern-day metropolis all in one.
An extensive spa and wellness centre will provide timeless tranquillity and unprecedented luxury on site.
“Opening The Orient Jerusalem marks an important milestone in a line of tourism improvements in Jerusalem,” said Lior Raviv, chief executive, Isrotel.
“We are honoured to bring our hospitality offerings back to our capital city, and to see years of hard work and collaboration come to life as what is sure to be one of the top hotels in Israel and beyond.”