Converted from two historic buildings in the heart of Tel Aviv, the White City, the 50-room property celebrates Bauhaus style with a lavish collection of suites that blend antique charm with boutique glamour. Tying in with The Norman’s multifaceted character is an array of art installations and sculptures by local artists that can be seen throughout its public areas, guest rooms and suites.
Start your day at this urban oasis with breakfast on the patio, take a stroll in the citrus garden at the back, and soak in the warmth of the Mediterranean sun on the roof deck or take a dip in the infinity pool.
You won’t have to go very far for exquisite local flavour as in-house restaurant Alena offers a new dining concept that enhances European-inspired favourites with a Mediterranean flourish. A collaboration between friends, chefs Omer Shadmi Muller and Daniel Zur, Alena’s menu exemplifies a lively, yet balanced fusion of contrasting cooking techniques and local foodie traditions—complemented by an impressive selection of local wine. Cap it with a midnight tipple at The Library Bar across the hall before its lights off for the day.
What to do in the city:
Founded by Ruti Bruodo, one of the city’s most visionary entrepreneurs, Hotel Montefiore serves French cuisine with a Vietnamese twist. Pop in for a taste of Israel’s fine range of homegrown produce and products.
Hotel Montefiore, 36 Montefiore Street, Tel Aviv, 66883
If you are into the new-wave foodie scene, then a visit to pastry chef Alon Shabo’s patisserie is a must. His bold, colourful, geometrically precise cakes and pastries are as delicious as they are aesthetically delightful.
Alon Shabo, 22 Chelnov Street, Tel Aviv
Situated in the artsy and eclectic Old Jaffa district, this art gallery showcases established and upcoming local designers and artists across disciplines, from ceramic and glass design, to carpentry and multidisciplinary art, to home decor and modern Judaica.
Saga, 4 Rabbi Pinhas Street, Tel Aviv
Eclectic and quirky, this vintage-style bar sits tucked away behind a heavy black curtain deep inside Berdichevsky Hotel. Sip award-winning cocktails by Ariel Leizgold and enjoy an enchanting night of jazz.
BellBoy, 14 Berdichevsky Street, Tel Aviv, 64258