Efendi Hotel in Akko, Israel Launches All-New “Galilean Wine, Spirits and Cuisine” Package


Acre, Israel – June 1, 2023: Efendi Hotel, a luxurious 12 room-and-suite boutique hotel that is the living testament to the Old City of Akko’s ancient history, today announces an all-new “Galilean Wine, Spirits and Cuisine” experience bringing guests to explore Israel’s majestic Mediterranean coastal region for a first-hand tasting led by local producers of wine, spirits, local cuisine and produce.

Israel is home to more than 250 boutique wineries across the country, with the Galilee and Western Galilee regions home to many of the top-rated brands. The Israeli innovation of agricultural and zero-drip irrigation has led to award-winning wines that are distributed around the world. Local winemakers and distilleries have garnered global recognition, receiving accolades from renowned critics and winning prestigious awards. From Julius Distillery to the Abaya Winery, local Israeli producers’ achievements validate the country’s position as a top wine producer known for consistent quality and excellence.

Championing the best of regional cuisine and produce, Efendi Hotel is also connected to the legendary Uri Buri restaurant in the Akko port, which has served guests its unique brand of local and elevated Israeli coastal cuisine since 1998. Going beyond the normal FB offering, the hotel has created an exclusive package that brings travelers to the distilleries and wineries of some of the most acclaimed producers in the country, offering a tour and extensive tasting experience led by the producers themselves. The program is paired with local cheeses, produce and authentic cuisine to satiate the most discerning gourmets and travelers simply looking for a taste of the region’s unique terroir.

The Galilean Wine and Spirits package includes:

  • Two-night stay in a room or suite at the luxurious Efendi Hotel in the Old City of Akko
  • Dinner for two at the Uri Buri restaurant, based around a degustation tasting menu
  • Expert-guided tour to visit three wineries or distilleries in the Western Galilee region, including tastings at each location and interactions with the owners and producers themselves, including transportation
  • Tastings of Israeli wines in the Efendi Hotels’ Crusader-era wine cellar
  • Massage of Hammam treatment for two persons in the hotel’s original Turkish Hammam

The package comes in partnership with Eager Tourist, a hyperlocal travel operator in Israel that specializes in unique experiences unknown to most tourists. Pricing for the “Galilean Wine, Spirits and Cuisine” starts at approximately $2,500USD based on a two-night stay at Efendi Hotel for double occupancy including breakfast, two spa treatments and a full-day tour and tasting as well as round-trip transportation. Each package includes the option of more than a dozen wineries and distilleries that can be customized according to the taste and preference of each guest. The package can be reserved upon demand by contacting hello@eagertourist.com. For more information about Efendi Hotel, visit www.efendi-hotel.com.


London, May 24, 2023: Xhibition PR, the award-winning boutique travel and design-focused agency founded by Nestor Lara Baeza and Ross Belfer in 2014, today announced the official appointment of Grace Hitchen Hilsley as Vice President in its London office. The promotion comes as the firm establishes itself as a significant player in the London market, growing its practice with global clients like Belgian-based Serax, Brown Hotels Europe, SZ Studio, and various Europe-based hospitality brands.

Following three years as the director of Xhibition’s London office, Hilsley will help catapult the agency further into the global spotlight and as a leading representative of some of the world’s top brands in hospitality, design, and travel. With over ten years as a PR professional, Hilsley hails from the UK and currently directs the Xhibition London office, where she leads global communications.

Hilsley specifically spearheaded the launch of new major collections and collaborations by Belgian design brand Serax – including Marni and Ottolenghi – and has been a stalwart in retaining top-tier press for hospitality clients across the Xhibition portfolio.

“Grace Hitchen Hilsley brings the highest level of expertise, creativity, and professionalism to Xhibition and the PR industry at large,” says company co-founder and partner Ross Belfer. “In addition to directing the Xhibition London office, Grace’s role as Vice President will certainly continue to catapult the agency into the next chapter of success and expansion for the years to come.”

Xhibition is an award-winning public relations firm that delivers exposure and engagement across various media platforms for brands in the travel, lifestyle, architecture, and hospitality industries. Xhibition has been the PR architect for some of the world’s leading travel, architecture, and luxury lifestyle brands. Our team members have decades of experience garnering top media placements while communicating a brand’s core values.

Headquartered in New York City, with offices in London and Tel Aviv, Xhibition offers a global outlook on PR while maintaining the local sensibility and hands-on approach of a boutique firm.

For more information about Xhibition, visit www.xhibition.com.

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