The King David, the Dan’s flagship hotel, is due to re-open its doors on July 2nd, 2020 under the new incoming General Manager, Tamir Kobrin. Tamir is replacing the previous GM, Haim Shkedi who held the position for 25 years, and has over 20 years of experience in luxury hotels around the world, previously managing the Anantra Hotel in Portugal, Leila Palace in Udaipur, and Leila Palace in New Delhi. In the past Kobrin worked as Reception Manager at the King David, so this appointment provides the closing of a professional circle for him.
Known throughout the world for welcoming, world leaders, presidents, heads of state and many famous people, this magnificent property is regularly selected by Travel & Leisure magazine as one of the world’s best hotels. It has also been included in the magazine’s top ten hotels in Africa and the Middle East for 15 consecutive years. The King David is a member of the prestigious organization, The Leading Hotels of the World, who named the hotel as one of the ten best properties in the Middle East and Africa.
The Dan Hotels chain has worked tirelessly to make all the necessary accommodations according to the Ministry of Health’s guidelines so that guests can safely enjoy all areas of the hotel, the excellent cuisine, and the best hospitality experience. Prior to re-opening, the entire building will be disinfected, including public and communal areas (public bathrooms, halls, elevators, etc.), all areas where food and drink is prepared and served. Each guestroom will be thoroughly disinfected and cleaned with special disinfectants. Room keys will be sanitized and placed in an envelope on the reception desk, waiting to be collected.
On arrival to any Dan Hotel, guests will have their temperature checked, and if the body temperature is over 37.8 degrees, the guest will be transferred to a separate test area. If after a second reading the temperature is still higher than recommended, they will not be able to enter the property.
A package will be left in every guestroom containing masks and disinfecting materials. Sanitizing gel dispensers with touchless sensors will be positioned at the entrance to all hotels and public areas. The hotel pool and gym will operate according to the guidelines of the Ministry of Health and public areas are marked out to keep the required social distance rules.
The Food and Beverage Department has also made adjustments, but without compromising the high quality and availability of familiar dishes enjoyed by Dan Hotel guests. Meals will be served in accordance with the guidelines approved by the Ministry of Health with stricter arrangements in the dining rooms, to avoid crowds gathering. Guests will also be provided with the option of receiving Room Service, which will arrive covered in equipment that has been disinfected.
In order to be able to provide and safeguard all guests, the Dan chain has initiated a health charter “Stay Safe & Enjoy”, listing the main activities carried out to maintain the health and safety of guests and hotel staff, while ensuring the high level of service and cuisine associated with the Dan Hotels, remains.
After reopening on July 2, 2020 the King David will offer special weekends that offer guests an evening cocktail reception at sunset on the hotel’s rooftop with a mesmerizing 360-degree view of the entire city of Jerusalem, and a lecture on “The Story of Jerusalem from the Beginning to the New Age.”
Special tours are also being offered to hotel guests during the weekends:
• Tour of the Old City and the Yamin Moshe neighborhood – a journey to the heart of Jerusalem, visiting the Armenian Quarter, Mount Zion, and its sites: David’s Tomb, the Last Supper, the Dormition Church and finally a visit to the Western Wall.
• A tour of the walls and the west side of the city beginning in the Nahalat Shiva neighborhood, from there to the National Institutions, the Bezalel School of Arts, Nahalot neighborhood and finally visiting Mahane Yehuda market.
In addition to the reopening of the King David, the Dan Acadia Herzliya will reopen on 25th June, and the Dan Carmel on July 7th. These hotels will join the Dan Eilat and Dan Caesarea Resort which reopened at the end of May, Dan Panorama Eilat and the Ruth Safed Hotel opening this week, and the Dan Tel Aviv Hotel which remained open all the time.
In anticipation of the reopening of the King David, Jerusalem as well as other hotels in the group, and taking into account the challenging economic situation, Dan Hotels has initiated a scheme allowing guests to pay for their vacation in 10 interest-free payments. There are also discounts available to all with an additional 8% discount for e-Dan members.
As always the Dan Hotels commitment is to provide its guests with the best hospitality experience.