Want to travel like a superstar? Skip the French riviera and head to Tel Aviv.
The Norman, a small hotel on Nahmani Street, has just been declared the “best boutique hotel” in the world by Jetsetter magazine. The posh establishment, barely a year old, boasts 50 individually designed rooms and suites.
A word of caution, though. This lifestyle doesn’t come cheap. Accomodations start at around $415 a night for a classic room. But as points out, if you’re feeling like a big spender, you can drop roughly seven times that amount for a 250 square-foot duplex penthouse suite with an outdoor hot tub.
“Set in two 1920s residences (one lemon-yellow, one powder-blue), the property overlooks King Albert Square,” the editors wrote. “The rooms have a serene urban loft feel, with hardwood floors, pastel hues, floor-to-ceiling windows and midcentury furniture. Book a Loft Suite for a lounge area, a large bathroom with a tub, and a balcony. Head to the rooftop for a dip in the [infinity] pool and views of Tel Aviv’s skyline.”
Jetsetter editors selected the best in 23 categories, including ” best boutique” “best over-the-top luxury,” “best for foodies,” “best for romance,” “best-looking guests,” “best all inclusive,” and “best nightlife.” The picks were largely based on reviews from the magazine’s 200 travel correspondents.
Anne Cohen was the Forward’s deputy digital media editor. When she’s not looking for the secret Jewish history of Voodoo in New Orleans, or making lists about Ruth Bader Ginsburg , she writes for The Assimilator. She graduated from the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism with an M.S. magazine concentration in 2012.
Tel Aviv's Norman Named Best Boutique Hotel by Jetsetter