Kempinski Hotels announces the long-anticipated opening of The David Kempinski Tel Aviv, the luxury hospitality brand’s 80th global opening and first property in Israel. Housed in the newest skyscraper erected along the city’s iconic Mediterranean Sea promenade, the 250-room-and-suite property is set to open to guests in February 2022, fresh upon the opening of Israel’s international borders to tourism.
Centrally located across the street from the seaside boardwalk and promenade, and within walking distance to the city’s famed outdoor food markets and dynamic urban center, The David Kempinski Tel Aviv stretches over 34-stories in a seaside skyscraper that was built by Feigin Architects with interior design spearheaded by Ara Design. Unique for an urban resort, each of the 250 guest rooms and suites at The David Kempinski Tel Aviv features views of the Mediterranean Sea, with sliding glass doors that allow guests to soak up the plein soleil of the region.
Amongst the highlights of The David Kempinski Tel Aviv are 56 suites of unprecedented grandeur, including the property’s triplex-penthouse suite, the largest of its kind in Tel Aviv, spanning more than 4,000-square-feet, including a 1,200-square-foot rooftop terrace and infinity pool melting into the coastline. Guests of the hotel’s top 14 suites will have exclusive access to the 34th-floor outdoor lounge that is open during the warm spring, summer, and autumn months, and boasts a private rooftop pool, relaxation area with sunbeds and cabanas, and a fully-serviced lounge restaurant and bar. At night, the 34th-floor lounge will also transform to Cloud51, a buzzy nightlife experience with libations and tapas (opening April 2022).
Adding to the city’s legendary gastronomic scene, The David Kempinski Tel Aviv will feature five dining venues spread across multiple floors of the property, each with their own unique atmosphere and decor. Executive Chef Mor Cohen, a World Luxury Restaurants Award-winner specializing in gourmet Kosher cuisine, will helm the property’s F&B program, including Sereia Restaurant & Lounge, a high-end Kosher fish restaurant with an outstanding selection. The hotel’s infinity pool deck will feature a full-day menu and bar while the lobby entertainment will offer a two-in-one concept with The Common Bar, a Cohiba Atmosphere-branded cigar bar, and Israel’s first House of Macallan whisky bar.
Set in the heart of the “tayelet” (as Tel Aviv’s boardwalk is locally referred to in Hebrew), The David Kempinski Tel Aviv is steps away from the outdoor sport and water activities the city offers, from standup paddle boarding and surf lessons, to bike and scooter rentals and rooftop yoga curated by the hotel. Guy Klaiman, General Manager of The David Kempinski Tel Aviv states that, “Our goal is to create a warm community and become a home base in Tel Aviv for families visiting Israel. The David Kempinski Tel Aviv is the new central hub along the beach, combining the finest of a beach vacation and cultural urban experience.”
In addition to the entertainment and culinary offerings, the hotel includes a full-service spa with 11 treatment rooms, a fully-equipped gym, a sauna and a relaxation area. Manicure, pedicure and hair salon appointments can be arranged in-house with the hotel’s team of seasoned professional stylists. The David Kempinski Tel Aviv tower features a state-of-the-art meeting and banquet space that can accommodate up to 500 guests, creating a new venue for destination weddings, large conferences, business meetings, and holiday celebrations.