Live Like a Local: Tel Aviv

Tel Aviv Suite

A great way to get to know a city is to stay at a hotel that offers local experiences. This week, we are discovering Tel Aviv with the help of the InterContinental David Hotel. Take a look.

The InterContinental David Hotel is set to complete a major renovation this month (in time for Passover). The revamp involves the 135 Club rooms, 15 suites and public areas on the third floor. For guests looking for the ultimate stay, book the Royal Suites. Guests will be awarded great views in these 947-square-foot suites with the floor-to-celling windows that overlook the beachfront promenade and the Mediterranean Sea. Tip: Almost all of the rooms have a sea view. The Royal Suites also come with a walk-in rain shower and soaking tub, and private check-in is also a given.


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The top accommodation in this hotel is the Tel Aviv suite, which has vast views of Tel Aviv/Jaffa. We also think this is the suite to entertain in, with a living area, Jacuzzi and a full service kitchenette. (It also has 1,356 square feet of space.) And don’t forget, the Tel Aviv suite comes with 24-hour butler service and complimentary airport pickup.


While at the InterContinental, guests looking for a memorable experience will want to visit the cigar bar, where, we hear, there are also whiskey tastings. The outdoor swimming pool is another prime hangout with its pool bar and sun deck.

When it is time to explore the lively city of Tel Aviv, guests should book the Senses of Tel Aviv Insider Experience. These local experiences take guests on guided discoveries with different themes. One option is to explore the city’s International Style architecture with architects that will explain key insights into the history and design of the city. Fashionistas should opt to tour some of the best boutiques in the Middle East. Insider guides will take visitors to trending designer shops, its bound to be grand shopping excursion. The hotel is closely located to Carmel Market, so guests should take the opportunity to visit the famous market. The day is complete with fine dining and wine tours. And Tel Aviv is known for its enthusiastic night life, so guests should have some fun with a private dance and music session with Ohad Naharin, the choreographer and artistic director of the world renowned Bat Sheva dance company. The night really picks up when guests are given VIP access into the hottest spots and DJ sessions in the city. Interested in something else? Insider experiences can be tailored made to fit any schedule or interest.