MH Distillery (Milk Honey), established by entrepreneur and investor Gal Kalkstein, is Israel’s first whisky distillery, and produces high quality distillates. All raw materials, equipment, casks and processes were selected to ensure that the final product – whether white distillates or aged whisky – meets the highest quality standards and taste. MH Distillery received guidance and advice from Dr. Jim Swan, a world-renowned master distiller. Each of the distillery’s products are Kosher. MH Distillery is currently launching worldwide its first Single Malt Whisky.
Located 50 meters (approximately 164-feet) from the Mediterranean seafront, the project features 40 exclusive luxury apartments along with a five-star hotel. Port Tel Aviv is housed within a new architectural icon inspired by the Cubist art of Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque and designed by leading architecture firm, Ilan Pivko Architects. The ten-story property is situated in the heart of the Namal Tel Aviv Port, in the city’s highly coveted Old North neighborhood. Port Tel Aviv is set to deliver new benchmarks for quality and value in the Israeli real estate market and will be delivered in Q4 2022.
Mamilla Hotel is ideally located in the heart of Jerusalem, offering guests a magnificent view of the holy city. From the Old City walls to the Jaffa Gate, Mamilla’s guests are situated at the forefront of Jerusalem’s rich cultural heritage. Designed in collaboration with world-renowned architects Moshe Safdie and Piero Lissoni, the design of the Mamilla is minimalist while achieving undeniable elegance. Mamilla houses various dining options for guests and visitors, including Rooftop, a premier destination restaurant with award-winning cuisine and breathtaking views; Mirror Bar, considered one of the most beautiful, posh bars on the Jerusalem nightlife scene; and Happy Fish Restaurant, an exclusive seafood restaurant.
Designed by Moshe Safdie and Piero Lissoni, The David Citadel is a design icon in its own right and the centerpiece of a grand architectural vision, uniting this ancient and contemporary capital. Guests are pampered by the largest bedrooms in Jerusalem — serene, sophisticated and rich in indulgent surprises — and linger over meals on the luxurious garden terrace, an oasis filled with birdsong. The unique location unites the Old City of Jerusalem and the new, and allows guests to stroll to many of the destination’s most famous sites.
MCR and MORSE Development have reignited the magic of Eero Saarinen’s landmark 1962 TWA Flight Center at JFK Airport, restoring and reimagining it as a first-class hotel. At the center of the hotel is Eero Saarinen’s iconic TWA Flight Center, where restaurants, bars and retail outlets have taken flight. Two hotel wings, designed to reflect and defer to the landmark TWA Flight Center, sit behind the historic building and contain 512 guestrooms with views of JFK’s runways and the TWA Flight Center.
In one of the most elegant streets of Florence’s historic center, there stands a magical place where ancient and modern go hand in hand. The renaissance walls and patterned façade of the Hotel Calimala now house designer rooms and suites, equipped with the most exclusive comforts.
This solid palazzo and one-time home of Florentine poet and writer Aldo Palazzeschi, is now a four-star hotel adorned with winged cherubs and a distinctive personality. The outstanding location, the breathtaking view of the Florentine skyline and green hills, and the pool and rooftop restaurant are just the prelude to a very special stay in Florence
Dunton Destinations is a collection of extraordinary, secluded, unique resorts and homes situated in the most striking locations. Providing authentic, immersive experiences, and value in all of the things money can’t buy, Dunton Destinations is a celebration of exceptional food, wine, and active engagement with stunning natural surroundings.
Palácio Belmonte is about light, privacy, and beautiful landscapes; it is an attitude and a lifestyle. Featuring ten suites, seven terraces, and an infinity pool across a 3,700-square-meter property, Palácio Belmonte is a sparkling oasis in the heart of Alfama. The Palácio’s discreet and attentive staff are as devoted as they are charming. Serving as the house of the Earl of Belmonte, Cabral, and the Marquis of Atalaia for the past 500 years, the Palácio Belmonte represents the synthesis of two millennia of Portuguese history, and stands today as the premier example of authentic Portuguese luxury and hospitality.
Aqua Creations was founded by photographer Albi Serfaty and artist Ayala Serfaty in 1992. Taking our name from the sea, where all life started, our unique sculptural lights are inspired by the organic shapes and forms found in nature.
We offer a bespoke lighting design service, and each light in our range is made to order in our atelier by our team of artisans, who’ve been working with us for 25 years.
Our spellbinding designs combine technology and master craftsmanship. Our lighting goes beyond function – Aqua Creations are tactile artworks for your space.
Brut is a small, deeply personal wine bistro in Tel Aviv, from the hearts and minds of its two Chef-Owners, Yair Yosefi and Omer Ben Gal.
Brut’s cuisine is inspired by Yair and Omer’s shared love of the classic French and Italian kitchens while remaining steadfastly rooted in local Middle Eastern tradition. Brut utilizes ingredients that grow and flourish in the Levant, such as lamb yogurt from Nazareth, fruit, and vegetables from Hebron, spices from Tel Aviv’s Levinsky Market, and fish from the Mediterranean. The menu features a steady stable of classics alongside an ever-shifting selection of seasonal dishes, often invented the very same day they’re served. Brut’s extensive wine list is crafted similarly: it is at once a love letter to all things French and Italian, while also championing Israel’s emerging wine scene. Brut imports distinctive wines from small-scale producers in Bourgogne and Piedmont and works with Israeli winemakers on blends that are grown and bottled exclusively for Brut.
Brut is an ongoing celebration and examination of the local terroir. This doesn’t just mean the physical land and its raw materials, but rather the culture, communities, and yes, even the conflict, that has informed the land’s very character.
Inspired by the grand atmosphere and The Drisco Hotel’s storied past, the George John pairs modern Israeli dishes with broader Mediterranean influences. Chef Tomer Tal carries out a sustainable approach to food, informed by George John’s location in Jaffa, the proximity to the beach, and his experience growing up on a farm.
Tal’s culinary language fuses antique and modern cooking techniques, such as smoking, grilling, pickling, as well as using local, indigenous herbs and high-quality products. The result is an elevated dining experience featuring a menu that is a personal interpretation of the contemporary Israel cultural and gastronomic melting pot.
Herzl 16, opened in 2017 by Ruti Mati Broudo of R2M Group, is a cafe-cum-restaurant- cum-nightlife hotspot that has emerged as one of the most happening destinations in Tel Aviv. Housed in an Eclectic architectural-style edifice, Herzl 16 features an open, internal courtyard resembling a secret, urban garden and hosts a weekly selection of local and international DJs, musical artists, culture, and artistic events open to the public, free of charge.
OPA is a plant-based and design-focused eatery located in Tel Aviv’s lesser-known Levinsky Market. OPA offers a tightly edited menu of five to seven plant-based dishes created by chef Shirel Berger. OPA’s interior design is the result of a collaboration between creative duo Craft Bloom and interior designer Vered Kadouri and goes hand in hand with Shirel’s menu; minimal, clean, and locally sourced. In a town where value and portion size remain the markers of a successful dining experience, Opa is trying to take its guests on a more subtle culinary journey.
The Drisco Hotel Tel Aviv resides within an iconic building dating back to 1866, built over 40 years before the establishment of Tel Aviv in what was formerly the first and most prestigious hotel outside the former gates of Jaffa. Dormant since the 1950s, a decade of meticulous renovations have transformed the classic architectural wonder into a heritage, high-style luxury hotel befitting the modern-day traveler.
WOM is the first pod-style hotel in Tel Aviv, offering safe, private, design-led rooms in the center of the city. WOM is a new, hybrid accommodation engineered for today’s new generation of urban travelers. The WOM guest values design, a sense of community and the experience of staying in a central, urban location at a wallet-friendly price point.Guests seamlessly control their experience via the WOM app, where they can check-in/check-out, control their room’s facilities (light, sound, WiFi, TV communication), share group and activity chats with fellow travelers, communicate with hotel staff and book tours. All WOM properties are located in Tel Aviv’s most desirable neighborhoods, offering easy access to the beach, culinary and nightlife hotspots, and shopping.
Alphonse Maitrepierre is a 23-year-old fashion designer, living and working in Paris. After graduating from architecture and visual arts school, La Cambre, in 2016, Alphonse began work as an assistant stylist to Jean Paul Gaultier in his Haute Couture Studio.
The office of Amir Mann and Ami Shinar focuses on the architectural and urban design of a broad spectrum of projects, ranging from city planning, new urban quarters, residential neighborhoods as well as new office, commercial, hi-tech, and public buildings. Recent projects include the new American Consulate General in Jerusalem, commissioned directly by the U.S. State Department; a new international airport for Eilat; an office tower and commercial center for the Azrieli Group; headquarters and campuses for high-tech companies such as HP in Yehud, Motorola, Mirs, and Audiocodes; the central support and operations building at Ben-Gurion International Airport and a residential tower in Tel Aviv, and more.
As you might expect from its name, Anomaly is no ordinary agency; it is more of a response to the countless calls for agencies to drag themselves into the 21st century. Anomaly bills itself very clearly as a new model agency. It describes itself as a response to the notion that the old agency models “are all broken” and “the traditional solutions are becoming less and less effective.” Its positioning sounds like a bunch of clichés because so many agencies are talking about the need to re-gear their approach around the same principles: ideas-led, media-neutral, integrated, multi-disciplinary. Anomaly, though, launched with these principles at its core. Anomaly decries tradition and craves revolution. Its real selling point is that its principals have diverse skill sets in interactive marketing, media strategy, and design – as well as advertising – so that clients can have faith they will get a marketing solution rather than an ad campaign.
More than just a place to sit and drink a good cup of coffee, CoffeeBar‘s location on Yad Harutziym street is a diamond in the rough. A destination in itself, CoffeeBar welcomes patrons to innovative dishes like Fried Young Barracuda, Coriander Yogurt, Tomatoes Salsaand Chicken Liver Pate, Marinated Pear, and Sourdough Bruschetta, created and produced by Chef Ohad Salomon. Dressed in sleek, black-wooden interiors and cinematic lighting schemes, a night at CoffeeBar is comparable to Paris in the ’20s or NYC in the late ’90s, when a joie de vivre truly existed and flourished in cities, with boutique dining scenes slowly emerging. The founders Ruti and Mati Broudo (R2M) imagined that Tel Aviv’s industrial eastern edge would one day transform into a chic and buzzing district attracting new locales and restaurants. Still, in fact, even in a city with real estate and urban development taking place literally everywhere, it hasn’t, which makes this establishment a design and culinary destination in itself.
Extraordinary Journeys specializes in creating unique, custom safari experiences in East and Southern Africa as well as other select destinations around the world. Whether crafting the perfect expedition for couples, families or individual travelers, Extraordinary Journeys has established itself as an authority in finding just the right combination of safari camps, lodges, and private villas that create a sense of place, with experiences that highlight the natural beauty and cultural richness of each destination. Extraordinary Journeys was founded and operated by mother-daughter team Marcia and Elizabeth Gordon.
GalGaon is an architect, designer and art entrepreneur spent his childhood between the archaeology, design and contemporary art departments at the Israel Museum, where his father was Chief Curator and Founder of the Architecture Design Department. Gaon‘s design and art works refer to natural phenomenon and the manifestation of nature. During his career, he has designed and directed numerous projects in architecture, design and art installations, strategic consultancy and futuristic concepts. GalGaon is the owner and Art director of GalGaon Gallery; He is a professor in the Israeli academy and the former head of Interior Design department at HIT (Holon Institute of Technology). Gaon holds a B.Arc from Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem and an Executive MBA from Tel Aviv University.
Disco Tokyo is the newest restaurant of R2M Group and the chicest dining and nightlife spot in town. Disco Tokyo’s central long bar is the focal point, behind which cooks work their magic. Influenced by Pan-Asian cuisine, the creative kitchen incorporates familiar Western ingredients in Korean, Japanese, and Chinese style dishes.
Galerie Derouillon, is a pivotal art gallery founded in 2012 by financier-turned-gallerist Benjamin Derouillon in Paris within the evolving Upper Marais district. Committed to exhibiting the works of innovative and thought-provoking artists across disciplines and formats with acute sensitivity to selection and curation, Galerie Derouillon, has established itself as a staple art space that is positioned to join the ranks of the world’s most renowned galleries in 2017 supported by the forthcoming solo show by artist Guy Yanai in March 2017, and with solo shows by Annabelle Arlie,Roman Moriceau, Ry David Bradley and other emerging and pivotal contemporary artists in 2017.
Gordon Gallery is one of the leading and most prominent galleries in Israel. Since its establishment in 1966, the gallery has held hundreds of exhibitions and published dozens of catalogs and art books. Gordon Gallery has three exhibition spaces in Tel Aviv, which serve as a platform for dialogue between contemporary Israeli and international artists.
Nestled in the heart of Chelsea’s buzzing gallery district, The High Line Hotel is a completely unique and inspiring respite from the harried pace of downtown Manhattan. Just off 10th Avenue, the gated Parisian style courtyard complete with lush gardens demarcated by gas lamps, beckons passers-by to step into a different era. The centuries-old collegiate gothic-style brick buildings lend an air of gravitas without overwhelming the property. Step inside, however, and timeless design shares center-stage with timely design. The High Line Hotel, much like its groundbreaking, elevated namesake 50 yards to the west, is not a simple homage to the past but rather builds on this epic, distinctly American history, guiding it directly into the heart of the contemporary city.
Brown Hotels is an international hotel brand founded in Israel with hotels located in Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Athens, and Trogir, Croatia. Founded in 2003 by hotelier Leon Avigad, Brown Hotels evolved out of the desire to introduce a collection of truly boutique hotels to the Mediterranean region. The Brown properties are rooted in a devotion to service, design, innovation, style, and authenticity, and provide modern travelers with unrivaled stays in desirable destinations.
Inside Travel Group Ltd is an award-winning specialist tour operator focusing on Asian destinations. The company provides travelers with unrivaled destination intelligence, travel planning, and in-country support under the InsideJapan Tours brand in Japan and the InsideAsia Tours brand in Southeast Asia, including Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, and Myanmar (Burma). Inside Travel Group brings the expertise and connections to open doors that are usually closed to outsiders, to allow travelers to get beneath the surface and obtain insights through interactions and experiences in these fascinating destinations.
Perched over the ancient port city of Caesarea, Helena — helmed by Chef Amos Sion and co-founded by legendary Chef Uri “Buri” Jeremias — boasts panoramic views of the Mediterranean Sea and restored, Herodian-era ruins. Chef Sion incorporates locally grown meats, fresh fish and seafood caught daily from the port of Caesarea, seasonal fruits and vegetables, and even local wild herbs and plants indigenous to the Levant.
HGU NYC is an urban haven for the savvy traveler. Based in the NoMad neighborhood of New York City, the boutique property offers a unique ambiance and gourmet dining at Osteria Lumaca, chef John DeLucie’s coastal Italian restaurant, and lounge. Restful sleep is paired perfectly with an intoxicating art collection throughout the rooms, corridors, and living spaces; each corner a destination of possible repose or reverie. Derived from the style coveted by the leisure and business set, HGU New York awakens all senses and consistently impresses. This is not Midtown; this is NoMad.
HQ ARCHITECTS (HQA) was founded in Israel in 2008 by Erez Ella, formerly of OMA and REX. Focusing on a strong pragmatic and programmatic approach, HQ ARCHITECTS strives to question conventions and create culturally challenging buildings, while compounding client resources to achieve maximum utility through design.
Opened in March 2019, The Levee is a dignified Tel Aviv address whose building has was restored and transformed into an eight-apartment “villa” for travelers to experience pure luxury, design, and comfort when arriving in the White City. The Levee is an authentic bolthole for guests seeking space, comfort, and a home-away-from-home feel that is unparalleled in Tel Aviv, offering eight unique, luxurious apartments.
In 2017, Xhibition was commissioned by German creative agency neulandherzer to conduct a worldwide media campaign and consultancy for Lufthansa Airlines’ #inspiredby HEIMWEH initiative. The #inspiredby HEIMWEH campaign examines the feeling of belonging and identity of individuals around the globe, depicting travel as a means for personal development by showcasing its transformative power. The campaign surrounded the #inspiredby HEIMWEH – The Colors of Home, a video journey trailing NYC-based jewelry designer Arpana Rayamajhi as she travels back to her hometown of Kathmandu to reestablish her personal and creative identity through the heritage of strong Nepali women, resulting in top-tier feature stories in the most visible publications in the world.
Kimmel Eshkolot Architects is an Israeli architecture practice founded in Tel Aviv in 1986 by Etan Kimmel and Michal Kimmel Eshkolot. In their first years of practice, Kimmel Eshkolot Architects were involved in the preservation and rehabilitation of Neve Tzedek, the historical neighborhood of Tel Aviv. Throughout the years, they won several national competitions for the design of high-profile public projects, such as the expansion of the Kiryat Hamemshala government compound in Jerusalem, the Davidson Museum in the Archaeological Park near the Western Wall, and the Memorial Center for Israeli military casualties in Mount Herzl.
In 2011, Kimmel Eshkolot Architects won the Rechter Prize for Architecture, considered to be the most prestigious award for architecture in Israel. They were nominated for a RIBA 2018 Award for their Mount Herzl Memorial.
The practice is currently involved in dozens of projects in different scales, both in Israel and in Europe.
In January 2018, the Stockholm-based Magasin III opened a permanent satellite space in Jaffa, with an inaugural exhibition by Haim Steinbach. The space is located on 34 Olei Zion, in a residential neighborhood that borders Jaffa’s famous flea market at the center of the Christian, Jewish and Muslim populations of Jaffa. Magasin III Jaffa’s diverse program features both local and international artists.
Founded and led by the young designer Maya Reik, Marei1998 is a fashion house characterized by luxury and quality. The geographic location on the land bridge connecting Asia, Europe, and Africa has served as a subconscious inspiration for the nascent fashion label, which champions the design influences from the three continents. Embodying the zeitgeist of the Art Deco period and Neoclassical renaissance, Marei1998 further draws inspiration from the aesthetics and artistic approaches of Man Ray, Modigliani, and Matisse. www.marei1998.com
Margalit Winery is a family-owned winery founded in 1989. The owners and winemakers have a particular interest in Bordeaux varieties; therefore, the winery focuses on producing red wines typically found in the French appellation. After many years of experimentation and distributing amongst friends, Margalit Winery launched in 1991. The public interest in the new winery grew quickly because of two key reasons: it was the first boutique winery in Israel, and secondly: because of the wine’s quality and uniqueness.
Selina is not just accommodation. Yes, we offer (gorgeous, beautifully-designed) places to stay. More than that, we offer a place to connect with others. Be inspired by stunning beaches and lush jungles. Fuel your creativity in energetic urban centers. Catch a wave, dance until dawn, or tap into a new level of productivity with surfing, activities, co-working, and community by Selina. If you’re looking for a unique, immersive, purpose-filled experience, you’re looking for Selina.
Located steps away from Tel Aviv’s renowned Carmel Market, nomi focuses on the fundamental qualities of local ingredients, extracting their hidden flavors to surprise and delight diners with their delicate tastes. Seasonal menus present imaginative cross-cultural dishes, showcasing a diversity of culinary skills from Chef Yoram.
Yoram Nitzan is one of Israel’s most respected veteran chefs. With remarkable attention to detail, vast experience in the kitchen and a creative cooking technique, Yoram conjures an aromatic journey of the senses, glorifying the unique flavors, colors and tastes indigenous to Israel.
Roy David Studio is an architecture, design, and concept-driven practice based in Tel Aviv, Israel. The studio offers an experiential and holistic approach to design by integrating digital art, landscape, and architecture to create compelling and thought-provoking spaces. The studio combines an intelligent, pragmatic response to each client’s brief with a thorough understanding of the opportunities created by site and context. They work across a range of projects, from large private houses, restaurants, offices, commercial to major multi-residential, hotels, public building international competitions. Their work is driven by a passion for light, space and natural materials combined with the use of new technologies such as 3D planning and parametric design, coupled with an acute awareness of the sustainability challenges facing the built environment of today’s complex society.
Shamel Pitts is a performance artist, dancer, spoken word artist, and a teacher — and creator/choreographer of two critically-acclaimed productions, BlackBox and BlackVelvet: Architectures Archetypes. Born In Brooklyn, NY, Shamel began his dance training at Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music Art and The Performing Arts. Simultaneously, he trained at The Ailey School (Official School of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater). Shamel received his BFA from The Juilliard School and was awarded The Martha Hill Award for Excellence in Dance. Upon graduating, he joined and performed with Mikhail Baryshnikov’s Hell’s Kitchen Dance. Shamel later moved to Montreal to dance with BJM_Danse (formerly known as Les Ballets Jazz De Montreal). and to Tel Aviv to join Batsheva Dance Company under the artistic direction of Ohad Naharin thereafter. Shamel is a teacher of “Gaga,” the movement language created by Ohad Naharin.
Hotel Montefiore is a unique oasis of style, service, intimacy and luxury in Tel Aviv. Hotel Montefiore is perfectly placed in the heart of Tel Aviv, just steps away from Rothschild Blvd. This meticulously restored 1920s building houses 12 elegantly appointed rooms along with a world-class restaurant and bar.
Dedicated to the roots of Christianity and preservation of the Holy Places, Terra Sancta Museum is located along the Old City of Jerusalem’s Via Dolorosa at the Monastery of the Flagellation, the Biblical site associated with Antonia Fortress and the Praetorium of Pilate. The first section of the Terra Sancta Museum opened in 2016 in association with Studium Biblicum Franciscanum, Custody of the Holy Land and Association Pro Terra Sancta. The Terra Sancta Museum offers an immersive multimedia experience that brings visitors back in time through the history of Jerusalem, beginning with the birth and life of Jesus through present-day Christianity, and touching upon spirituality and religion through a historical-archaeological lens.
Yoko Kitahara is a restorative respite from the bustling Middle Eastern city of Jaffa, located in a charming and spacious Ottoman-era home rooted in history and offering Japanese massage therapy treatments in a transcendent space overlooking the Mediterranean. From the moment you enter the magical Kikar Kidumim and approach the white-clad gate of Yoko Kitahara, one immediately feels moved and captivated by the “omotenashi” philosophy of Japanese hospitality. Upon entrance (up a flight of a 300+ year-old stairs), guests take off their shoes and become enchanted by the tan-clad, minimalist space with curved ceilings and Japanese furnishings. The new space was an unoccupied home when discovered by Yoko herself. The initial renovation took one and a half years and was handled by locals, after which Yoko spent a month on an intensive design rework to transform the space. The purpose of Yoko Kithara is to heal. It’s not a spa — it’s a complete, energetically healing experience that includes treatments.
The Carlton Tel Aviv is a staple resort on the micro metropolis on the Mediterranean, and an unparalleled destination for travelers seeking a leisure-soaked experience along the shore, or a business-savvy abode with all of the bells and whistles for a lavish and productive visit. With two restaurants by world-renowned Israeli Chef Meir Adoni, along with a famed rooftop pool, full-service spa, business and meeting centers, wedding and event spaces, newly designed rooms and suites and an unprecedented level of hospitality and service, Carlton Tel Aviv is perfectly positioned to emerge as Tel Aviv’s leading luxury hotel and resort, and an ideal destination for international vacationers and Israelis looking for a respite from the daily grind of everyday life.
Named the #1 safari outfitter by readers of Travel+Leisure magazine, Deeper Africa provides unique cultural and wildlife experiences in East and Southern Africa. Deeper Africa’s hands-on, personal approach to planning trips to those regions is unrivaled. Whether it is Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, or the Swahili Coast, Deeper Africa’s established network of local personalities and expert guides allows it to offer unique, educational, and immersive experiences in each destination.
Located on the Mediterranean Sea at the entrance to the ancient city of Jaffa, The Setai Tel Aviv is a 120-guest room suite urban resort and the second Setai outpost in Israel following the 2017 opening of The Setai – Sea of Galilee. The property, initially constructed as a fortress during the Crusader Kingdom’s rule over Jaffa in the 12th-century and transformed into one of Israel’s most luxurious hotels, is the first in Tel Aviv to be designated as a member of the Leading Hotels of the World organization.
Elma Arts Complex Luxury Hotel is a 92-room luxury spa resort perched atop the lush and majestic precipices of Zichron Ya’akov at the southern tip of the Carmel Mountain Range overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. Elma Arts Complex Luxury Hotel features Israel’s most state-of-the-art auditorium, an unparalleled Israeli art collection displayed in several gallery spaces and a world-class spa, all housed within the meticulously restored Brutalist architectural-style building created by Yaacov Rechter in 1968.
Saar Zafrir is an Amsterdam-based designer, investor, and developer of hospitality projects throughout Europe. Following a successful career of over a decade in the capital markets sector, Saar Zafrir switched gears and followed his passion for design and hospitality development. An interior designer by heart, Zafrir manages projects from A to Z from concept to design to purchasing and construction. Recently, Zafrir launched some of Europe’s hottest new design hotel properties, including The Brown Beach House Croatia, Sir Sevigny, Max Brown Hotels, and Provacateur.
The Tel Aviv Museum of Art is a municipal museum, and one of Israel’s leading artistic and cultural institutions. The museum comprises various departments: The Department of Israeli Art, which holds a comprehensive collection of local art from the beginning of the 20th century to the present; the Department of Modern and Contemporary Art, which encompasses international works from the mid-19th century to the present; the Department of Prints and Drawings; the Department of Photography; the Department of Architecture and Design; and the Old Masters Department, with art from the 16th to the 19th century. The Tel Aviv Museum of Art’s award-winning Herta and Paul Amir Building is a work of art in itself; supported by the museum’s conjoining Main Building and satellite Helena Rubinstein Pavilion for Contemporary Art.
The Brodsky Organization is one of Manhattan’s most established developers, owners, and managers of residential and commercial spaces in New York City. The Brodsky Organization’s relationship with its residents is the foundation of its success. Every element of building life is supported by a dedicated and attentive management team. The Brodsky Organization offers intelligently designed apartments, many with breathtaking views, located in some of the most desirable neighborhoods in Manhattan and Brooklyn. The company has developed over 8,000 apartments in more than 80 rental, condominium and co-op buildings. The portfolio ranges from charming brownstones, to renovated pre-war doorman buildings, to newly constructed high-rises with extensive building amenities. The neighborhoods span from West and Greenwich Village to Chelsea, Midtown West to Morningside Heights, and Midtown East to Carnegie Hill and Downtown Brooklyn.
An invitation only, high-profile cocktail-fueled gathering, the Wallpaper* Tel Aviv City Guide launch event was sponsored by The Norman and Grey Goose Vodka and included vinyl records spun by DJ Yotam “Yogo” Goldman, canapés by the Norman Restaurant Executive Chef Barak Aharoni, and a curated guest list including Wallpaper* and Phaidon representatives along with Tel Aviv-born and bred designers, entrepreneurs, hoteliers, artists, creatives and representatives of the city.
CONFESS is a web series about the secret sexual encounters of the swipe-and-fuck generation. CONFESS is created by Moshe Rosenthal and produced by CONCH Studios. Each episode is based on the confessions of sex-dating app users who have shared their experiences with the show’s creators.
Contemporary by Golconda was founded by Dr. Ronald Fuhrer, a longtime luminary of the Israeli art world and a cousin of pioneering Israeli artist Yitzhak Danzinger. Located in the south of Tel Aviv in an 80-year-old building that was formerly a Tahini factory, Contemporary by Golconda essentially jump-started what is today known as “the Soho of Tel Aviv.” The Gallery reemerged as The Ravel Museum of Contemporary Art in August 2015 and continues to strive to showcase promising contemporary artists and expose their work to the Israeli and international public.
Down the Deep, Dark Web examines how the hidden part of the internet affects and may permanently alter the course of global politics, economics, and digital monitoring. A selection of issues addressed in Down the Deep, Dark Web includes: How ISIS communicates with its worldwide terrorist cells; the accessibility of online drug and gun markets; and the growth of online forums for child abuse and pornography.
Feinberg Projects’ mission is to represent Israeli artists in the global arena, as well as to exhibit international artists in Israel and abroad. Represented artists share an artistic outlook that resonates with contemporary international discourse while remaining responsive to the local tensions of the Israeli ‘here and now.’ The gallery represents innovative emerging artists, side by side, with more established ones with a bold artistic vision. Feinberg Projects maintains relationships with leading museums and galleries both in Israel and abroad. Their curatorial approach is interdisciplinary, encouraging the exploration of connections between visual art and other mediums, as well as with philosophical concepts, which results in multilayered and multiple context exhibitions.
Founded in 2003 by Arch. Asaf Gottesman AA Dip RBA II, and Arch. Ami Szmelcman DPLG, Gottesman–Szmelcman Architecture is an international practice that focuses upon projects requiring innovative, multi-disciplinary solutions. It has developed particular skills in the domains of hospitality, urban planning, mixed use residential developments, and in one-off iconic developments that tend to crystallize key issues and generate extra-ordinary values.
Xhibition Creative Agency and Moody Roza collaborated to curate a morning of modern luxury showcasing the 2016 spring/summer collections of Helga Design Weber Selivansky Jewelry while Tel Aviv’s elite sipped on fresh cocktails provided by Martini at the exclusive Norman Hotel.
Brown Beach House, a sister hotel to the renowned Brown TLV by the Leopard group, is a high-end-yet-extremely playful boutique property unlike any other currently sitting on Tel Aviv’s Mediterranean beachfront. A modernization of the retro summer resorts of the 1950s, it’s a throwback to times past and the Golden Age of legendary and intimate boutique beachside hotels.
In 2016, the Israel Pavilion at the Venice Biennale focused on LifeObject: Merging Architecture and Biology, a large scale sculptural installation exhibited alongside seven speculative architectural scenarios relating to the Israel spatial reality. The pavilion was re-conceived from a mere exhibition space into a research-oriented platform that fostered renewed dialogue between architecture and biology, and will open to the public during the preview weekend, May 26 – 27, 2016, and was open to the public through 2016.
Kedem Shinar Design is a Tel Aviv-based architecture and design studio, independently active since 2013. They offer complete branding packages that create a unified, cohesive design language, specializing in architecture interior design, visual communication design, web design, and company branding and product packaging design.
Keshet International is Keshet Media Group’s global distribution and production arm. Headed by CEO Alon Shtruzman, it includes Keshet’s local production outposts (Keshet UK, Keshet Asia, and Keshet Studios in the US) as well as its global distribution arm.
KI’s catalog consists of over 70 tried and tested properties that appeal to audiences worldwide, spanning all genres.
Highlights include hit drama Prisoners of War, the original Israeli version of prime time Emmy® winner Homeland; gripping espionage thriller False Flag; touching family drama The A Word; the high octane game show BOOM!; hit interactive talent show Rising Star and children’s talent show Master Class; reality dating format Girlfri3nds; and ‘buddy comedy’ Traffic Light, winner of an International Emmy® award.
Kuli Alma (Aramaic: “The Whole World”) is a music- and art-focused nightlife institution nestled in the creative crux of south Tel Aviv. Having opened in March 2014, Kuli Alma focuses on bringing out-of-the-box content to a far-reaching audience of insatiable night owls, music lovers, and culture enthusiasts, whether embedded within the local creative community or first-time visitors to Tel Aviv’s thriving nightlife landscape.
Milu Hotel, located in the heart of Florence on the exquisite Via de Tornabuoni, boasts 22 stylish rooms that embody the essence of understated luxury. With a focus on geometric precision, Milu Hotel fuses old world elegance with modern designs that span across its five floors. Each of the five floors is seamlessly connected by way of a meticulously preserved staircase from the 15th century. At Milu Hotel, stairs are not a mere way of transit, they are a means of engagement and exploration, mending the cracks separating past from present and blending the classicalism of Florence with the international aesthetic of today.
NewCO2Fuels Ltd., founded in 2011, commercializes a technology conceived by Professor Jacob Karni’s laboratory at the Weizmann Institute of Science. Professor Karni and his team conducted eight years of research on high-temperature CO2 dissociation and showed that the technology has the ability to convert CO2 into fuels.
NewCO2Fuels is managed by experienced executives in the high technology and cleantech industries and employs talented engineers working in collaboration with Professor Karni’s team to develop and build an economically viable CO2-to-fuel reactor using solar thermal energy.
NewCO2Fuels Ltd. is a subsidiary of GreenEarth Energy Limited (ASX:GER), a diversified Australian renewable-energy company with interests in conventional geothermal resources as well as the development of new technologies in Australia and abroad.
ORIENTED is a feature documentary exploring the lives of three gay Palestinian best friends confronting their national and sexual identity in Tel Aviv. It is the debut for filmmaker Jake Witzenfeld. The film premiered at the Sheffield Doc Fest before opening its U.S. run at the LA Film Festival prior to touring around the world.
Ronit Gafni Expert Property Services is located in the lively and historic Jaffa and assists with all things property related whether it is looking to buy a home for your personal use or to add to a property portfolio as a strategic investment. Ronit will also provide management of your home’s planning, construction, renovation and styling as well as personal concierge services to look after your dream home.
Israeli Chef Yuval Fachler has anchored in Tel Aviv to conceptualize “Salva Vida”- Restaurant in Movement, the innovative chef’s newest culinary endeavor, which opened at the Brown TLV hotel in 2016.
The Salva Vida residency at Brown TLV is a creative partnership that brings Chef Fachler’s delectable incarnation of California-meets-Mediterranean cuisine centered upon urban gardening techniques and dedication to unwaveringly fresh raw materials with deft techniques digested from studying at the C.I.A.
Tel Aviv Museum of Art is a municipal museum, one of Israel’s leading artistic and cultural institutions. The museum comprises various departments: The Department of Israeli Art, which holds a comprehensive collection of local art from the beginning of the 20th century to the present; the Department of Modern and Contemporary Art, which encompasses international works from the mid-19th century to the present; the Department of Prints and Drawings; the Department of Photography; the Department of Architecture and Design; and the Old Masters Department, with art from the 16th to the 19th century.
The Brown TLV is a boutique hotel that caters to the value-minded yet stylish discerning guest. Combining unique retro design, buzzing ambiance, and personalized service, Brown TLV is an award-winning member of Design Hotels recommended by international magazines such as The NY Times, Wallpaper, Conde Nast Traveller, Vogue and Time Magazine.
Nestled in the picturesque narrow lanes of Acre, the Efendi Hotel overlooks the historic city walls and the magnificent Mediterranean Sea beyond. The unique structure of this hotel combines two ancient houses that have hundreds of years of history stored within their walls. These houses were meticulously reconstructed and merged into one building before being converted into a boutique hotel.
The Efendi Hotel is the fulfillment of a dream long held by Uri Jeremias, chef and proprietor of the famed Uri Buri restaurant. Complex preservation and restoration work over a period of eight years gave birth to a gorgeous, breathtaking pearl that was truly a labor of love. Thought was invested in each and every detail of the preservation work, which was performed under the supervision of the Antiquities Authority. Artisans were specially flown in from Italy in order to undertake this delicate work, as well as the restoration of the beautiful ceilings. Also preserved was a fresco of the city of Istanbul, which was found at the site; the fresco was created in 1878 in honor of the new Orient Express train station.
The Norman Hotel was recently awarded “Best Boutique Hotel in the World” by Jetsetter magazine and is situated in two meticulously renovated heritage buildings in the heart of Tel Aviv, the Norman Hotel has brought an unparalleled level of luxury hospitality and refinement to the city.
The Poli House, which opened 2016, is a groundbreaking design hotel by Karim Rashid, described by Time magazine as the “most famous industrial designer in all the Americas”. Located in a restored 1930s Bauhaus building at the top of Nahalat Binyamin, Poli House brings together the digital age in which we live, with the energy and pulse of Tel Aviv, through the blending of vivid colors, impactful graphics, and function.
World Jewish Heritage was established in 2011 to preserve Jewish heritage worldwide and promote tourism to a variety of sites and cultural events of great importance to the Jewish people. The non-profit organization hopes to honor past generations and maintain Jewish heritage for those to come.