Published On: Wed, Aug 16th, 2017

The Most Stunning Hotel ‘Orient Jerusalem’ Has Opened

The historic site once inhabited by the German Templar Society is now a new jewel within Jerusalem. Luxury five-star hotel with modern-day amenities, world-class design.

 

The Orient Jerusalem, Isrotel newest exclusive five-star urban resort hotel has opened.

Located in the German Colony, one of the Jerusalem’s most vibrant, upscale, and sought-after neighborhoods, The Orient Jerusalem sits is a mere 20 minutes from the heart of the capital city, the Old City and just steps away from the old train station. HaTachana witch built in 1892, has since transformed into a lively district of designer boutiques, trendy cafes, chef-driven restaurants, and unique galleries.

The hotel comprises of 243 beautifully-appointed guestrooms and suites in its newly constructed central building, as well as a selection of opulent accommodations inside two expertly preserved Templar Buildings from 1882 and 1883.

 

Originally built by the Templars who inhabited the site in the late-19th and early-20th centuries, and formerly a school for their community, the adapted structures will boast unparalleled views and a style that echoes the spirit of their original era.

Designed by world-renowned hospitality design firm Hirsch Bedner Associates (HBA), the complex underwent years of restoration by architect Eyal Ziv in collaboration with Feigin Architects. Every last detail down to the bed frames and soap dishes, all handcrafted by local artisans. In the bathrooms, intricate tile work and metallic finishings allude to the mosaic-lined bath houses of yesteryear.

The lobby, whose sheer size and high, tapestry-lined ceiling evoke a stately opulence, can be accessed through a glass pavilion that faces the hotel’s Jerusalem-style courtyard.

As a tribute to the Templars, The Orient Jerusalem has created a small interactive museum on site that allows guests to fully connect with the neighborhood’s remarkable heritage. The museum features a unique selection of authentic artifacts from the Templar era collected from their former colonies throughout Israel, as well as a storyboard detailing their history and a film shot in Jerusalem and the German Colony in 1898.

The facility consists of a luxury spa, an authentic Turkish Hammam, two pools, including an awe-inspiring rooftop infinity pool overlooking the Old City and surrounded by plush private cabanas.

In addition, amenities include lobby restaurant Khan from Chef Eric Attias, which serves up gourmet kosher offerings and a variety of multipurpose venue and meeting rooms, including a large conference and banquet hall that accommodates up to 900 people – the largest of any 5-star hotel in Jerusalem.

The grounds will also feature two 4-story residential buildings containing 11 apartments with hotel services. The Orient Jerusalem is now welcoming guests, with rates starting at $460 per night.

“Opening The Orient Jerusalem marks an important milestone in a line of tourism improvements in Jerusalem,” says Lior Raviv, Chief Executive Officer of Isrotel. “We are honored to bring our hospitality offerings back to our capital city, and to see years of hard work and collaboration come to life as what is sure to be one of the top hotels in Israel and beyond.”

The hotel marks the latest addition to the brand’s Isrotel, the solely comprised of five-star hotels includes Cramim, Beresheet, Carmel Forest Spa Resort, Royal Beach Tel Aviv, and Royal Beach Eilat.

 

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