Rani Ziss Architects, Studio Gaia and Gad Halperin design Ritz-Carlton, Herzliya

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company announced that its first hotel in Israel will officially open its doors in late 2013. The Ritz-Carlton, Herzliya is located in the exclusive residential seafront town north of Tel Aviv, and will be the first global luxury branded hotel in the country.

Located on the marina overlooking the Mediterranean, the hotel was designed by a collection of internationally recognized architects and designers. Rani Ziss Architects designed the 12-story property and New York-based interior design firm Studio Gaia created the interiors, while Israeli studio Gad Halperin producing the lobby and restaurant concepts.

The 197-room property includes 82 suites, all with sea views and balconies. As the first urban resort in Israel, the property offers a beach front experience with leisure amenities including a roof-top swimming pool with panoramic views of the beach. The Ritz-Carlton Spa and Fitness Center both have Mediterranean views and outdoor relaxation terraces; while sailing, surfing and other water sports are within a short stroll of the property.


Chef Yonathon Roshfeld will create his first kosher dining experience at the Herbet Samuel restaurant within The Ritz-Carlton by using local, seasonal local produce complemented by kosher lsraeli and international wines. A panoramic rooftop bar will offer sweeping views overlooking the coastline.

Facilities for business travelers at the property include 4,500 square feet of meeting space with views of the Marina for both business and social events and a Business Center.

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, of Chevy Chase, Md., currently operates 80 hotels in the Americas, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Africa and the Caribbean. More than 30 hotel and residential projects are under development around the globe.

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