One of the newest hotels in the Luxury Hilton Worldwide chain, the Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem, is currently open for bookings from August 2014 onwards. Situated in the very heart of the city, its elegant architecture rises up ten floors, overlooking the historic old city quarter and Independence Park. As well as being centrally located, the Waldorf Astoria has everything you would expect of a modern luxury hotel and is an ideal venue for all kinds of conferences, meetings and other events.
There are eight meeting rooms that can be arranged to suit any requirements, and a grand ballroom that can hold up to 890 guests for a reception, or be subdivided into smaller areas each with its own distinct identity. The rooms have all the most up-to-date technology and facilities for enhancing any occasion, whether it is a wedding party, business meeting or reunion.
For the personal comfort and convenience of the guests, the hotel offers 226 elegant rooms ranging from classic to deluxe, with a variety of suites also available. Comfortable beds and exquisite linen and furnishings come as standard, with various other conveniences such as ergonomic desk chairs and work desk with adjustable lamp, complimentary high speed internet access, newspapers, video messaging, phones with speaker and voice mail, widescreen TV with video games.
Elsewhere in the hotel guests can find two upmarket restaurants and a lobby bar in which they can to satisfy their taste buds. The King's Court Lounge Bar offers fine champagne and other chic tipples, to prepare you for the restful ambiance and delicious food of the Palace restaurant. Here the cuisine is Mediterranean in style, flavored with oil from the local olive groves, lemons from the nearby lemon groves, and other locally-sourced ingredients.
The Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem also caters for the body beautiful with two spas and a fitness room. In the treatment rooms you can experience one of several styles of massage in a tranquil ambience, or make use of the latest gym equipment for cardiovascular and strengthening workout. A refreshing swim can be taken at any time from dawn to sunset, and there are both wet and dry saunas.
Jerusalem is a city that is carving out a new reputation as a tourist destination. A few minutes from the hotel is the Jaffa Gate, entrance to the fascinating old city with its historic religious sites such as the Wailing Wall, Mount of Olives and Garden of Gethsemane. In the newer part of the city there are also many interesting museums, beautiful botanical gardens and lively night life. Shopping opportunities abound too, with designer boutiques and luxury brands like Rolex, Polo and Ralph Lauren.
However, one can be fully entertained just wandering along the ancient streets and bazaars, exploring middle-eastern markets with stalls filled with wonderful textiles and crafted goods, or sipping an Arabic coffee in a bar and watching the world go by. Like the ancient city itself, the Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem combines the best of the old and the new. Old-fashioned luxury and service go hand-in-hand with the latest in technology and design.