Kedem Hotel Group, led by Kevin Bermeister and a group of private investors, announced that the former Leonardo Inn Hotel Jerusalem was renamed the Jerusalem Gardens Hotel and Spa. Kedem is nearing completion of the hotel's management transition from Fattal Hotels.
Kedem anticipates expanding the hotel's operations in the near future. The company will also be seeking approval to build a new tower on the site, with additional rooms for tourists and other visitors to Jerusalem.
Guy Goldman, Leonardo Inn's GM, joined Kedem from Fattal and will lead the new management team at Jerusalem Gardens Hotel and Spa.
The Jerusalem Gardens Hotel and Spa is situated at the entrance to Jerusalem, providing access to many of the city's attractions, including the Knesset, Israel Museum and the Bible Lands Museum. Across the road from the hotel is the Jerusalem Light Rail line, which leads straight to the Central Bus Station and all other historical and cultural sites, including the Western Wall, Makhane Yehuda Market, Yad Vashem, Jerusalem Biblical Zoo, Jerusalem Botanical Gardens, Jerusalem Theatre and International Convention Center.
Jerusalem Gardens Hotel and Spa has 180 fully refurbished hotel rooms and suites, a spa and health club with a sauna, Jacuzzi, and outdoor and indoor swimming pools. There is also a welcoming bar lounge, modern conference rooms, and free parking onsite.
Kevin Bermeister is an investor in Israeli real estate and the founder of Jerusalem 5800, the first consolidated master plan created for the entire Jerusalem metropolitan area.