Kempinski Hotels has announced the long-anticipated opening of The David Kempinski Tel Aviv, the luxury hospitality brand’s 80th global opening and first property in Israel.

Housed in the city’s newest skyscraper, some 34 storeys high and built by Feigin Architects, the 250-room-and-suite property is set to welcome guests from February 2022, hot on the heels of Israel opening of international borders to tourism.

It is located across the street from Mediterranean Sea promenade and each room and suite has views of the water. It is also within walking distance of Tel Aviv’s famed outdoor food markets and dynamic urban centre.

Highlights will include 56 suites of an “unprecedented grandeur”, including the property’s triplex-penthouse suite, the largest of its kind in Tel Aviv, spanning more than 4,000-square-feet, including 1200-square-foot rooftop terrace and infinity pool melting into the coastline.

Guests of the hotel’s top 14 suites will have exclusive access to the 34th floor outdoor lounge that is open during the warm spring, summer and autumn months, and boasts a private rooftop pool, relaxation area with sunbeds and cabanas, and a fully serviced lounge restaurant and bar.

At night, the 34th floor lounge will also transform to Cloud51, a buzzy nightlife experience with libations and tapas (opening April 2022).

Adding to the city’s legendary gastronomic scene, the hotel will feature five dining venues spread across multiple floors of the property, each with their own unique atmosphere and decor.

Executive Chef Mor Cohen, a World Luxury Restaurants Award-winner specialising in gourmet Kosher cuisine, will helm the property’s F&B programme, including Sereia Restaurant & Lounge, a high-end Kosher fish restaurant with an outstanding selection.

The hotel’s infinity pool deck will feature a full-day menu and bar while the lobby entertainment will offer a two-in-one concept with The Common Bar, a Cohiba Atmosphere-branded cigar bar and Israel’s first House of Macallan whisky bar.

Other facilities include a spa with 11 treatment rooms, a gym, sauna and a relaxation area and a state-of-the-art meeting and banquet space that can accommodate up to 500 guests, creating a new venue for destination weddings, large conferences, business meetings, and holiday celebrations.

Rack rates at The David Kempinski Tel Aviv start at US$550USD.