Tel Aviv, as its name says, is like spring, with its cool and warm days and its spirit of renewal. The growth of Tel Aviv has been uncanny, and along with it now comes a trademark luxury hotel to make it even more enjoyable.
By Carlos Edery and Carolina Sempere
Courtesy of Forest Travel
The waters of the Mediterranean have a color unlike any other. In the distance, the mighty sea appears dark, like its ancient soul. Its deep, blue-violet sky, regally drapes the ageless cities that pepper its rugged, light sandstone coast. A coast that, though intimidating at first, has been luring travelers since antiquity into its tranquil beach coves, bathed in waters reflecting myriad shades of aquamarine. Gazing at the distance from their spacious, private balconies, guests of the new Ritz-Carlton Herzliya are embraced by the mystical Mediterranean, as it disappears into a blurred distance blending seamlessly into its azure sky.
One of the newest luxury hotels in Tel Aviv, The Ritz-Carlton Herzliya offers guests the convenience of a modern, luxury hotel experience combined with a privileged location in the ancient land that gave birth to modern civilization. The Ritz-Carlton Herzliya resort features elegant rooms with private balconies overlooking the Mediterranean, the world-class Kosher Herbert Samuel restaurant, a 12th floor rooftop swimming pool, a spacious 24-hour gym, the Ritz Kids club, and The Ritz-Carlton Spa, pampering guests with luxurious treatment rooms, Turkish Hammam, Swedish sauna, and endless vistas from its relaxation area.
Only 15 minutes away from The Ritz-Carlton is the vibrant city of Tel-Aviv, where visitors can connect with its rich past in the Jaffa Old City port neighborhood, filled with authentic dining and shopping options. For guests who prefer to be even closer to the sea, Tayelet Beach offers excellent surf conditions, and a tranquil promenade for sea-side strolls. With a vibrant art scene, Tel-Aviv offers history and art lovers a wide array of options ranging from specialized historical, cultural, and traditional art museums, to modern art galleries featuring the work of renowned local and international artists. Travelers who want to venture deeper into the region’s rich historic and cultural heritage can visit the nearby Biblical lands of Bethlehem, Jericho, and Galilee.
Less than an hour away from the resort is the holy city of Jerusalem, where the traveler can connect with the ancient spirit of Israel while venturing through its millennial streets, and visiting the sacred and cultural sites throughout the Old City and its countryside. From historical and religious landmarks such as the Western Wall and the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, vibrant neighborhoods like Ben Yehuda Street, or a tranquil oasis like the Garden of Gethsemane, Jerusalem has choices for every traveler.
Recognizing the diverse vacation options available to visitors in Tel-Aviv, The Ritz-Carlton Herzliya offers curated vacation experiences to please the unique interests of its guests, and make their stay a truly enriching opportunity. The resort’s Blends concept presents travelers with five unique vacation concepts, each with an individual itinerary focused on the following interests: Culinary & Winery; Fashion, Design & Arts, Hi-Tech & Science, Volunteering & Education, and Lifestyle & Nightlife. Each experience is uniquely-tailored to engage sophisticated travelers and connect them with the distinct experiences found only in Israel. Each Blends concept is enriched by the insider knowledge of local guides leading travelers through each specialized vacation. Through Blends, guests of the Ritz-Carlton Herzliya can experience the finest dining in Israel, venture into Israel’s thriving wine industry, learn about Israeli technology and scientific advancements, visit more museums than in any other place on earth, participate in educational and volunteering opportunities, enjoy magical evenings in exclusive spots, and dance the night away.
In celebration of Passover 2017, The Ritz-Carlton Herzliya has created a wealth of options for families wishing to celebrate this holiest of times in the Holy Land. During Passover, the resort offers special gourmet menus catering to Passover dietary requirements. It also offers children and families countless activities such as face-painting, movie night, karaoke, daily cooking demonstrations, and sports activities, as well as daily yoga, and baby-sitting services. On April 10th, the hotel will celebrate the traditional Seder and offer gourmet Seder options with the hotel Rabbi or at a private table, and with or without the resident Cantor.
Whether actively engaging with the soulful energy of Israel enveloping this luxurious contemporary resort, or seeking solace in its privileged Mediterranean location, guests of The Ritz-Carlton Herzliya will create family memories that, like Israel, will last forever.