Brown Hotels opened its largest property to date in Tel Aviv. Designed by Argentinian-Israeli architect Nestor Sandbank, The Lighthouse is located in a towering Brutalist architecture-style property a few blocks from the Mediterranean Sea, with views of both the city and the water.
The Lighthouse Hotel occupies several floors of the Migdalor ("Lighthouse") office tower in central Tel Aviv. The "Migdalor" is an office tower built in 1972 that was neglected for years but recently underwent a renovation, with the new hotel revitalizing parts of the old building.
The lobby is situated in the former offices of a travel company. The lobby has a library, and navy and emerald tones. Playful accents include a birdcage swing, gold-plated elements and colorful furnishings.
In total, there are 100 rooms measuring up to 300 square feet in size. Accommodations include 12 terrace rooms with private balconies, outdoor Jacuzzis and greenery. Twelve junior and executive suites have separate seating areas as well. All guestrooms have bright, wooden wall panels that complement light carpeting and hardwoods.
Two floors will be opened at a later date, rounding out the room count to 160.
The hotel restaurant and Terrace Sundeck are located in what used to be a nightclub. The basement was turned into a banquet and conference complex alongside a wellness center. In addition to the restaurant on the fifth floor and two cocktail bars, The Lighthouse also has Haiku, a nightlife concept on the rooftop.
Other amenities include two outdoor swimming pools, a fitness center, 18th-floor rooftop and a conference/banqueting center.
Brown Hotels is a boutique hotel brand with roots in Tel Aviv, conceived by two native Israelis, Leon Avigad and Nitzan Perry, with partner Nir Waizman. It was founded in 2003.
Photo credit: The Lighthouse Hotel