Hotel Nordoy — Tel Aviv, Israel
Hotel Nordoy is a bit of a local treasure in Tel Aviv’s buzzy Nachlat Binyamin. Its beguiling façade – an eclectic marriage of rich dusky pink walls and striking silver dome – has been greeting visitors on the corner of Gruzenberg and Nahalat Binyamin since the hotel opened its doors in 1925.
Years of service had up until recently left the hotel in a rather tired state, but thanks to a changing of the guard and meticulous restoration and renovation by the folks who introduced wonderfully quirky Cucu hotel to the city’s burgeoning boutique hotel landscape, Tel Aviv’s oldest hotel is back in the game.
The newly relaunched Hotel Nordoy is a contemporary, intimate proposition of 20 smartly furnished rooms and suites, a rooftop lounge, spa and a soon-to-be-opened restaurant.
Much of Hotel Nordoy’s charm lies in its original features and local architect Amnon Bar Or has overseen a sympathetic architectural restoration of the building to retain as many of them, including that of the main stairwell and the exact shade of pink that adorned the exterior walls almost 100 years ago.
Inside, contemporary East-meets-West interiors by designer Omer Leichter sees a warm palette of brown and nude sit alongside accents of gold, marble and leather in all the rooms. Guests can expect a curated selection of artworks on the walls, crisp white cotton bedding and Ahava toiletries from the Dead Sea.