The Setai, Tel Aviv to Open in Early 2018.
Nakash Holdings’ second Setai-branded luxury hotel in Israel to be located at site of historic 13th century structure. The 13th century structure that is the foundation of the new hotel is unlike any other, and the developer took meticulous care in preserving and infusing important historic elements into the transformation of the building.
Setai hotel brand enters Tel Aviv with a new five-star deluxe hotel. The property, which is joining The Leading Hotels of the World, Ltd’s prestigious collection of independent luxury hotels, will be located in the historic old Jaffa area of Tel Aviv. This will be the hospitality group’s second Setai in Israel, following the recent opening of the Sea of Galilee property in May 2017, and third globally, joining The Setai, Miami Beach.
The hotel is located in the heart of the city, steps from the famous Clock Square and the city’s coastline, at the historic site known as the “Kishle.” It was originally constructed by the Turkish Empire to be a prison on the site of a historic Crusader fortress.
The guest room collection at The Setai, Tel Aviv includes 110 rooms and 10 suites. The Presidential Suite is extending more than 1,000 square feet and includes a master bedroom, a guest room, a kitchen with a dining area and a spacious balcony. A selection of Deluxe, Premium Plus, Executive and Premium rooms also feature balconies with breathtaking views of the Mediterranean Sea and the infinity swimming pool.
Transforming a 13th Century Structure into Five-Star Luxury.
Upon acquisition, the Nakash team commissioned comprehensive research to properly preserve the historic structure. Preservation efforts included extensive archeological digs, carried out by the Israel Antiquities Authority, which unearthed remains dating back to the Crusader Period through the Ottoman era.
Feigin Architects, an Israel-based firm, lead the architectural planning and execution of the hotel, transforming the historic site into a five-star luxury property. The hotel features elements of the original building, two additional floors, and a new wing designed to reflect the style of the historic structures. The building’s enchanting history is infused throughout the hotel. A large arch at the hotel’s entrance bears the seal of Abdul Hamid II, 34th sultan of the Turkish Empire, who rose to power over 100 years ago.
All historic structures that were discovered have undergone complete restoration, inside and out. The original Kishle, including wooden ceilings and ironwork, has been preserved, while wooden doors and windows have been recreated to emulate the original. Former prison yards were meticulously restored and now serve as the hotel’s front and rear courtyards. All preservation was performed by restorationers and
experts in stone, iron, and woodwork, adhering to the original structures.
The Setai, Tel Aviv opening rates begin at $400 per night.
Luxury Amenities and Offerings
Influenced by Israel-centric flavors, The Setai, Tel Aviv’s innovative food and beverage offerings include first-class meals and experiences inspired by local products. The property’s restaurant specializes in fine Mediterranean cuisine.
The Spa at The Setai, Tel Aviv offers a rejuvenating, tranquil space and world-class staff. Guests can choose from a variety of massages and treatments, a Turkish Bath, and a spacious swimming pool overlooking the Mediterranean Sea.