Writing in globaltravelerusa.com, Debra Bokur says, “If you’re heading to Tel Aviv Pride in June, your lodging choices expanded with the opening of the revamped The Drisco. The $35 million renovation, directed by architect-designer Ari Shaltiel, has already begun taking reservations for June. Built in 1866 in the grand Ottoman style, now sporting a contemporary design that pays tribute to the original incarnation, the property is part of the Leading Hotels of the World collection. Conveniently located in south Tel Aviv near beaches, the historic Neve Tzedek district, the Jaffa flea market and Rothschild Boulevard, The Drisco offers guests easy access to nearby clubs, cafés, galleries and boutiques. Guestrooms and suites are spread over two buildings with amenities including a rooftop bar, private garden and modern gym. Chef Shahar Bitton directs the dining program, which includes Zada restaurant and The Drisco’s lounge bar. The menu features a creative update on historic Ottoman cuisine, once served to the Sultans of Turkey.”