The Norman — Tel Aviv, Israel
Encompassing two restored historic buildings in the heart of Tel Aviv, The Norman is a lesson in restrained 1920s elegance. With one building dedicated entirely to suites, the hotel’s accommodation offerings are expansive, totalling 50 individually designed rooms, with the Penthouse Duplex shining as the pièce de résistance. With one floor that elegantly showcases the best of the building’s original 20th century architecture, and another — built to purpose, — featuring a terrace and hot tub, the suite aptly sums up the sumptuousness of the hotel, which also includes a rooftop pool, spa and its own secluded citrus garden. Drinking and dining options span the grand Norman Restaurant, a brasserie-inspired venue serving Niçoise cuisine amongst plush upholstered banquettes, to the relaxed 1940s colonial-styled Library, where potent cocktails are served to the city’s who’s who.