Setai Hotels Brand Debuts The Beautifully Historic Setai Tel Aviv

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Setai Tel AvivPhoto Credit: Assaf Pinchuk Photography

The illustrious Setai Hotels brand—known for its iconic South Beach location—has just debuted its newest expansion, and this time it’s located on the lush shores of the Mediterranean in Tel Aviv. The Setai Tel Aviv opened in April 2018, located in happening the Middle Eastern city, housed within a restored 12th-Century Crusader fortress.

Setai Tel AvivPhoto Credit: Assaf Pinchuk Photography

The final project has been in the works for five years and involved heavy restoration of the historic location—which needed much fine-tuning to live up to the five-star hotel brand’s prestigious reputation. The introduction of the Setai Tel Aviv also marks the city’s first member of the luxurious Leading Hotels of the World—signifying a much-anticipated modernization of the popular city. The Setai Tel Aviv, however, is the second hotel from the brand located in Israel, following the success of the opening of Setai Sea of Galilee in Northern Israel in 2017.

Setai Tel AvivPhoto Credit: Assaf Pinchuk Photography

The complex incorporates five buildings, which has been referred to locally as the “Kishle” or “jailhouse” in Turkish. However, it is among one of the most important properties in all of Israel from a historical, cultural and architectural perspective as it was originally part of a complex that was conquered and then inhabited by the most dominant empires in history, from the Crusader period to the Turkish-Ottoman Empire and then the British rule over Jaffa. The original property boasted buildings with stone wrap-around corridors, as well as a beautiful inner courtyard, which the present property now features in a newly-manicured version. The restoration uncovered many artifacts dating back to the 12th-Century, which contribute to the hotel’s cultural offerings as guests are able to check them out on display throughout the hotel.

Setai Tel AvivPhoto Credit: Assaf Pinchuk Photography

The stunning property incorporates rich history with luxe modernization, featuring breathtaking views of the Mediterranean sea, as well as 120 guest rooms and suites, a state-of-the-art spa and the delicious dining destination, JAYA.

Setai Tel AvivPhoto Credit: Assaf Pinchuk Photography

Turkish-inspired interiors were curated by ARA Design, resulting in plush suites with rich walnut wooden furnishings accented against clean white linens and Middle Eastern-style light fixtures and colorful fabrics. The modern interiors juxtapose beautifully with the historical architecture of each room, which differs throughout the hotel space, maintaining the property’s original architectural structure.

Setai Tel AvivPhoto Credit: Assaf Pinchuk Photography

The on-site dining destination, JAYA, boasts the same impeccable cuisine that you can find at its Miami counterpart, featuring inventive Asian and Indian fusion dishes. However, this location pays special homage to its heritage, offering Turkish delicacies utilizing the best in seasonal and local fare.

Setai Tel AvivPhoto Credit: Assaf Pinchuk Photography

And as with any five-star hotel, you can also expect to relax and unwind in a gorgeous spa area, complete with all of the innovative technologies you may need to make your pampering session complete. The spa includes seven private treatment rooms, a traditional Turkish Hammam and numerous offerings of classic massages and Eastern-inspired treatments. Guests can also take advantage of a fully-equipped gym to get some fitness time in during the stay. For beauty treatments, the salon offers manicure, pedicure and hair services by appointment.

Rack rates at The Setai Tel Aviv start at $500USD. For more information, visit www.thesetaihotel.co.il. To book your stay at The Setai Tel Aviv, click here or contact [email protected]otel.com or +972-3-526-3332. 

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