A design crib in Jerusalem
And wherever we go, if possible, I search for a boutique hotel.
I prefer those over the famous huge hotels from major chains. They are mostly decorated in an old-fashioned (out-dated) way. And I just love to be inspired by new architects.
To my surprise I found, after some searching, the sister hotel of our Amsterdam recently opened Conservatorium Hotel, both belonging to the Israeli Alrov group. For the Conservatorium Hotel and the Mamilla Hotel in Jerusalem, the interior design is done by the famous Italian architect Piero Lissoni. He was, for a long time, the Art Director and designer at Boffi, the worldwide known firm which specializes in designing kitchens and bathrooms as he was also a designer at the furniture maker Kartell.
The Mamilla is located in central Jerusalem’s emerging Mamilla hub of upscale hospitality and shopping, itself set against backdrop vistas of the Old City walls. The hotel opened in 2009 and include facilities such as a holistic wellbeing retreat with one of the best ‘combined’ massages I had in ages, a gym, exclusive dining at the rooftop with the most magnificent view, an indoor swimming pool, a rooftop with lounge beds, the best breakfast buffet in town (kosher on sabbath), their own synagogue and so much more.
The staff is very attentive and do everything in their power to make your stay an unforgettable one!