TEL AVIV

The Roar­ing Twen­ties

Hong Kong Tatler - - Great Escapes -

PER­HAPS BEST KNOWN FOR ITS POPULAR BEACHES AND SPEC­TAC­U­LAR HIGH-RISES, THE IS­RAELI CAP­I­TAL IS ALSO HOME TO THE WHITE CITY, A LIVELY ART-AND-DE­SIGN HUB AND UNESCO WORLD HER­ITAGE SITE FILLED WITH STUNNING BAUHAUS-STYLE AR­CHI­TEC­TURE. THIS IS WHERE THE NOR­MAN OPENED ITS DOORS LAST DE­CEM­BER. LO­CAL AR­CHI­TECT YOAV MESSER DE­SIGNED THE 50-ROOM PROP­ERTY, IN­CLUD­ING SUCH QUINTESSEN­TIALLY MID­DLE EASTERN EL­E­MENTS AS CE­RAMIC FLOOR-TILES—HAND-DEC­O­RATED, OF COURSE—AND STEN­CILLED WALLS. THE HO­TEL IS HOUSED IN TWO PAINSTAK­INGLY RE­STORED 1920S BUILD­INGS, AND IN­CLUDES A FIT­NESS CEN­TRE, ROOFTOP IN­FIN­ITY POOL, CIT­RUS GAR­DEN, BAR AND A BRANCH OF THE BRI­TISH-JA­PANESE RESTAU­RANT DIN­INGS. WE REC­OM­MEND BOOK­ING THE PENT­HOUSE DU­PLEX, WHICH COMES WITH A WRAP-AROUND TER­RACE. THENOR­MAN.COM

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