Tel Aviv-based Fattal Hotels has announced plans to build a new property in Jerusalem.
When it opens in 2021, the NYX Jerusalem, Fattal's fourth property in the city, will be part of the 2.125-acre mixed-use Etz Haim site.
The hotel will be divided between two buildings with a total of 168 guestrooms. One of the buildings will have 144 guestrooms, commercial space, and a bar on the roof. The other building, which is designated for preservation, will have 24 guestroomsand public spaces, including a lobby, bar, restaurant, and an external balcony.
Architect Ian Bader from the Pei, Cobb, Freed & Partners firm designed the hotel in cooperation with the Barely, Coby Levitzky and Moti Kassif and Feigin architectural firms.
"Jerusalem is undergoing a period of prosperity in tourism, and we are glad to take part in this development," Fattal Holdings business manager Assaf Fattal, who is responsible for opening new hotels for the chain, said in a statement. "The NYX brand name, the chain's lifestyle brand, provides a different, young, and cool experience. We expect it to also be attractive to new groups that have not yet stayed at the existing Fattal hotels in Jerusalem. The hotel's location in the Mahane Yehuda market will also be a significant factor in attracting a colorful and diverse group"
The NYX brand includes a hotel on Harakevet Street in Tel Aviv, and the NYX Herzliya Hotel is scheduled to open in 2019. The brand also has hotels in Prague and Milan in Europe, and will soon open a hotel in Madrid and another later this year in Munich. Additional hotels of the brand are slated for opening in Europe in 2019.
Fattal Holdings currently has 167 hotels with 32,000 rooms in 17 countries, including Germany, Spain, the Netherlands, Italy, Poland, England, Ireland, Scotland, Belgium, and Paphos in Cyprus.