The American Colony Hotel.
(photo credit: MIKAELA BURSTOW)
Lawrence of Arabia. General Edmund Allenby. Tony Blair. And you? The American Colony Hotel in Jerusalem has always had an air of exquisite and quietly stated grandeur to it. Inside a walled compound, the hotel presents itself from the moment of entrance to the parking lot as something from the early part of the last century. That’s no surprise – the hotel was founded by Baron Plato Von Ustinov in 1902. Yes, the name Ustinov rings a bell, he was the grandfather of renowned English actor and writer Peter Ustinov.This year the American Colony is hosting its annual Christmas and holiday treats: a special six-course dinner for Christmas Eve and a unique seven-course New Year’s Eve dinner, and there is much more on offer according to the staff.