For many years, staying on the Tel Aviv beachfront meant checking into one of the tired old chain hotels that line the promenade. Not so any more—as the new David Kempinski breathes new life into this once-seedy part of town.
The David Kempinski Tel Aviv
The newest opening by an international luxury hotel brand in Tel Aviv, The David Kempinski stands tall in an unbeatable location right on the waterfront overlooking Tel Aviv Beach. A newly built, 34-story gleaming glass skyscraper, the hotel features 250 rooms (including 56 suites), most with uninterrupted sea views, an upscale ground-floor restaurant, a dreamy infinity pool and pool bar, a state-of-the-art spa, and a whisky and cigar lounge bar.
The Horizon Lounge is a private area on the 22nd floor with a pool and terrace reserved for the guests in the top-level signature suites. Features here include private check-in and check-out, all-day refreshments, an à la carte menu, and an outdoor deck with panoramic views and plush seating.
The David Penthouse
Perhaps the most astonishing feature of the hotel, the 34th-floor David Penthouse Suite is a 4,840-square-foot triplex penthouse that includes a whopping 1,290 square feet of outdoor rooftop space and a 32-foot private swimming pool. There are two master bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms, two living rooms, a dining room, a study area, an in-suite dry sauna with sea views, a grand piano and much more. The panoramic Mediterranean sea views through the 20-foot floor-to-ceiling windows have to be seen to be believed.
Opening in 2023, Cloud51 will be the hotel’s most exclusive common space. Reserved for Signature Suite guests, it will feature a rooftop private pool and full-serviced lounge restaurant and bar. By night, the rooftop will transform into a dining bar venue open to outside guests, vying to become one of the city’s hottest nightlife destinations.
With direct access to the sun-drenched beach, via the city’s “tayelet”, or promenade, The David Kempinski is ideally situated for anyone looking to explore the many wonders of Tel Aviv. Popular sites like Carmel Market and the famous White City—home to more than 4,000 Bauhaus-style buildings dating back to the 1930s—are within easy strolling distance, while ancient Jaffa is a breezy 30-minute walk (or a quick cab ride) away along the waterfront.
The area around HaYarkon Street may not always have been the most salubrious, but these days it is enjoying quite the renaissance. A slew of eating and drinking establishments—from trendy late-night hot spots like Bar 51 and Imperial Cocktail Bar, to fine-dining restaurants like Animar and Mashya—can now be found within a few blocks of the hotel.
About Kempinski Hotels
Having been in the business since 1897, the people from Kempinski know a thing or two about managing hotels. The David Kempinski is the first launch in Israel by the group founded in Berlin and headquartered in Switzerland—a hotel it hopes will redefine the meaning of luxury hospitality in Tel Aviv.
“With the opening of its 80th hotel and entry into one of the world’s most exciting destinations, The David Kempinski Tel Aviv marks a new milestone for the brand,” said General Manager Guy Klaiman. “It combines the Kempinski ethos of heritage, impeccable service, leisurely luxury, and superb European hospitality with our distinctive warmth and innovation. Our goal is to build a community and serve as a home base for our guests, a place they will want to return to whenever they visit the city.”