New York, NY- A significant cultural, architectural and touristic evolution of the urban fabric of one of the world’s most iconic and timelessly beautiful cities happens this June with the opening of the first luxury lifestyle hotel in Jerusalem and Israel: Mamilla Hotel. Located in a remarkable position in the city centre with breath-taking views of the Old City walls, the Tower of David and Jaffa Gate, the Mamilla is a contemporary, world-class hotel that combines a distinctly international outlook with the unique cultural heritage of this most magnetic, frenetic, incredible city.

Opening in the same year as the widely anticipated Ron Arad-designed Design Museum in Holon and one year after Santiago Calatrava’s 2008 ‘Chord’ Light Railway bridge in Jerusalem, the Moshe Safdie-built and Piero Lissoni-designed Mamilla Hotel is a pivotal emblem of the fascinating development and modernization of the local region.

Where luxury, lifestyle and heritage meet

The Mamilla Hotel juxtaposes the spectacular sights and enjoyments of this most ancient of cities with a fresh, modern approach to hospitality that reflects and anticipates the expectations and needs of a well-travelled, in the know and discerning clientele, combining the warmth of local Jerusalemite culture and customs with a working knowledge of leading-edge contemporary luxury trends, products and services. In particular the hotel aims to go above and beyond simple lodging to deliver to guests and visitors a like a genuine lifestyle experience that delights and inspires through numerous aesthetic, emotional and sensory touchpoints.

Jerusalem’s best luxury accommodations and destination venues

This focus on providing not just Jerusalem’s finest first-class accommodations but also a vast array of unique experiences for the mind, body and soul underpins the Mamilla’s core modus operandi. This is borne out through world-class architecture by Moshe Safdie, bespoke, contemporary design by Piero Lissoni, 194 exceptionally appointed guest rooms, multiple restaurants and bar venues offering a range of both local and international cuisine, a chic ‘Mirror’ bar, a terrazzo-style rooftop brasserie with uninterrupted views of the Old City, a holistic well-being spa and gym, various events and banqueting spaces and an elegant, gracious and personalized service.

“The Mamilla Hotel is a quintessentially urban place. It is a combination of historic buildings and contemporary architecture rising out of the network of alleys which connect the walled and the new cities of Jerusalem. It combines the pattern of the old with cutting edge modernity”, says architect Moshe Safdie. “It enjoys great views of the Old City and is designed to be in the center of action. The rooftop restaurant is bound to become one of Jerusalem’s favorite meetingplaces”.

Alrov Luxury Hotels

The Mamilla Hotel is part of Alrov Luxury Hotels Holding – the hotel and hospitality subsidiary of Tel-Aviv-based real estate company Alrov, founded in 1978 by Chairman Alfred Akirov and overseen by Managing Director Georgi Akirov. Alrov is a prominent market leader, with more than thirty years’ experience developing, operating and investing in unique high-profile landmark buildings, developments and projects. In addition to the Mamilla Hotel, Alrov Luxury Hotels owns the David Citadel Hotel in Jerusalem and is currently developing two key properties in unique heritage buildings in Europe: the Conservatorium Hotel in Amsterdam and the Café Royal Hotel in London.

Separate to the holding company is Alrov Luxury Hotels Management Company, which has its head office in London and is overseen by Chief Operating Officer Massimo Ianni. Massimo brings to Alrov Luxury Hotels Management a distinguished CV including fifteen years at Hyatt Hotels & Resorts and senior management and consultancy roles at the Faena Hotel & Universe (Buenos Aires) and for one of the world’s leading and most famous fashion designers on an eagerly anticipated new hotel concept.

As more and more travelers seek a complete experience, where their lifestyle continues uninterrupted by travel, Alrov Luxury Hotels promises dedication to the highest level of luxury and an elegant, personalized service. Throughout its worldwide properties, Alrov builds on the individual values and heritage of each location to create new, contemporary, world-class hotels that offer international and local communities extraordinary design and interiors, state of the art technology, innovative dining and entertainment venues and exclusive and inspiring holistic well being spa & gym centers.

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