Writing in TIME, Joseph Hincks said, “Built in what used to be a convent hospital that served Christian visitors to Jerusalem in the 19th century, the Jaffa in Tel Aviv is today set up for pilgrims of a different kind. The 120-room hotel, part of Marriott’s Luxury Collection portfolio, was one of several to open in Jaffa last year, capping the ancient port city’s ascent as one of Tel Aviv’s buzziest neighborhoods. World-renowned designer John Pawson teamed up with Israeli architect Ramy Gil on the renovation, which incorporates the arched colonnades, stone walls and stained-glass windows of the building’s former incarnation. Modern touches come by way of Pawson’s minimalist interiors and a new life for the old chapel, reborn as a cocktail bar.”