Tel Aviv's Norman crowned best hotel in Middle East

Five Israeli Hotels make Conde Nast Traveler's prestigious magazine's Top 15 list.

The Norman Hotel, Tel Aviv (photo credit: SIVAN ASKAYO)
The Norman Hotel, Tel Aviv
(photo credit: SIVAN ASKAYO)
The Norman Hotel, one of Tel Aviv’s most prestigious, has been selected as the best hotel in Africa and the Middle East by the luxury travel magazine Conde Nast Traveller.
The Norman
heads a list of 15 of the region’s most luxurious hotels and is one of five Israeli hotels honored in the magazine’s “Top Hotels in the Middle East: Readers’ Choice Awards 2018.”
The King David in Jerusalem came in second, with the Waldorf Astoria (8th), the David Citadel (9th) and the Mamilla Hotel (11th), all in Jerusalem, completing the Israeli presence on the list.
Other hotels that made the list are located in Middle Eastern luxury hot spots, like Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Oman.
The Norman achieved a total score of 99.29 points on a scale of 100, which also places it as the 21st best hotel in the world.
Since its opening in 2014, the Norman has garnered a number of awards, including “best boutique hotel in the world” from the magazine Jetsetter, a top ranking in Elle’s “top 10 best decorated restaurants in Europe” and Conde Nast Travellers’ gold list of the best hotels in the world.
Rooftop pool at The Norman, Tel Aviv (photo credit: SIVAN ASKAYO)Rooftop pool at The Norman, Tel Aviv (photo credit: SIVAN ASKAYO)
The hotel is located near Tel Aviv’s famous Rothschild Boulevard. The hotel occupies two historical buildings in the elegant 1920s Bauhaus style that were renovated and combined. It prides itself on its meticulous hospitality and state-of-the-art facilities, boasting a rooftop pool, a gym and two restaurants.
Yaron Liberman, the hotel’s general manager, said the award brings “tremendous pride for this hotel in particular and for the Israeli tourism industry in general,” and said it was a sign of “the tremendous appreciation that the local hotel industry has received in the world.”
The list will appear in Conde Nast Traveller’s November edition.