Ranking 4 and 5 in the Middle East, the David Citadel Hotel and the Mamilla Hotel have been rated the highest in Israel.

Jerusalem’s David Citadel Hotel and Mamilla Hotel were selected as the top hotels in Israel for 2019 by the readers of the prestigious Condé Nast Traveler magazine.

Condé Nast Traveler announced the winners of its annual Readers’ Choice Award, with the David Citadel Hotel fourth in the Middle East and Mamilla Hotel the fifth best.

Recognition of the top 15 hotels in the Middle East makes David Citadel and Hotel a top hotel in Jerusalem and Israel in general.

The Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards are considered the oldest and most prestigious in the tourism industry, and are also recognized as “excellently outstanding” in the travel industry.

More than 600,000 Condé Nast Traveler readers worldwide submitted a record number of comments, rating their travel experiences and providing a complete snapshot of where and how we tour today.

Rodney Sanders, general manager of David Citadel Hotel: “Appearing on the list of the world’s leading and best hotels in Israel is an exciting experience. The respect that comes from our high quality readership of Condé Nast Traveler, which recognizes our hospitality, is a testament to our team dedication and excellence, especially in one of the most competitive regions in the world.”

David Citadel Hotel and Mamilla Hotel, founded and owned by Alrov Hotels, are among the most luxurious hotels in Israel. These two hotels perfectly embody Alrov’s focus on being in a leading location in a city with a unique heritage and combining contemporary design. Both hotels enjoy an unbeatable location at the intersection of the past and present of the city: within walking distance of Jaffa Gate and the Old City, shops and Jerusalem’s ancient and unique cultural sites.


Fattal’s new prestigious boutique hotel, named Beit Shmuel Hanagid and expected to open in 2023, will be located in the heart of Jerusalem on 13 Shmuel Hanagid Street, adjacent to the Beit Avichai House and the Great Synagogue. The hotel will cover 3500 square meters and will receive an investment of NIS 80 million.

Asaf Fattal, the chain’s business manager who is responsible for opening new hotels, said: “Jerusalem is currently in a prolific and prosperous tourism period and for more than just this reason it is considered one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. We, as the largest Israeli international hotel chain in the world, are happy to be part of this prosperity.

Located in the heart of the capital, the hotel is adjacent to the Beit Avichai building and the Great Synagogue and is located next to all the city’s tourist attractions, within walking distance of the Old City, Ben Yehuda Street, the luxury shopping boulevard, and close to the many attractions that Jerusalem can provide… The central location allows hotel guests to get a taste of the city’s vibrant atmosphere and cultural and nightlife… I am convinced that the attractive location will be a draw for tourists and Israelis alike.”

The hotel is designed by the Feigin architectural firm and the interior design by studio mu. The hotel is expected to have 72 upscale rooms to be built in a unique historic building that will incorporate floors for retention and new construction. It will feature a luxurious lobby, a restaurant, a gym and a rooftop with spectacular views of the Old City.

This is Fattal’s sixth hotel in Jerusalem, in addition to the Leonardo Plaza, Leonardo Jerusalem, Leonardo Boutique and the NYX Jerusalem and Alliance hotels, which will open in 2022.

The Jewish Observer,

Los Angeles


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