Trav­el­ling far

The Jewish Chronicle - - Comment & Analysis -

OF VERY few peo­ple can it be said that they truly put their stamp on a place, but the busi­ness­man and en­tre­pre­neur, David Lewis, who died this week in Lon­don, did so. The King Solomon Ho­tel in Ei­lat, which opened in 1984, was the first of a string of Is­ro­tel ho­tels to which thou­sands of Bri­tish hol­i­day­mak­ers, by no means all Jewish, have flocked over the years. Mr Lewis was a hote­lier with a dif­fer­ence, aim­ing not just to pro­vide de­cent ac­com­mo­da­tion but to of­fer a hol­i­day ex­pe­ri­ence which would at­tract re­peat vis­i­tors year af­ter year. Ei­lat, to­gether with the north’s Carmel Spa and his new­est ho­tel in the Negev, the Beresheet, are fit­ting memo­ri­als to a man of real vi­sion.

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