Tel Aviv hotel The Norman offers not one but two great 1920s properties for the price of one. Architect Yoav Messer oversaw the merger of the neighbouring White City buildings on Rothschild Boulevard into a new cohesive whole celebrating the distinctive and stylish aesthetic of the Bauhaus school, with David d’Almada of SAGRADA subsequently brought in to revamp the interior.
Between them the two creatives have delivered an elegant hotel, paying plenty of respect to the property’s heritage and adding the necessary contemporary touches in a sympathetic manner. Original Israeli artwork, including paintings, sculpture and prints, has been placed in both public spaces and guest rooms, and an in-house curator is on hand with more information on everything on show. Along with the attractive and authentic period look, space is high on the list of selling points at The Norman; there are 30 rooms and 20 suites including two penthouses, so if you travel in numbers, like to spread out, or pack everything but the kitchen sink on your holidays, there will be a room with room enough to accommodate you. There are two dining options — The Norman Restaurant is a Mediterranean brasserie, whereas Dinings offers Japanese tapas and features a live sushi counter — while drinks happen in The Library Bar.