Elkonin Tel Aviv opens as a part of MGallery Hotel Collection

The eclectic design-led Elkonin Tel Aviv is now welcoming guests in Tel Aviv’s Neve Tzedek neighbourhood following the reimagining of this historic property.

The 44-key boutique hotel is home to Israel’s first Clarins spa, as well as the fine-dining restaurant, L’Époque by Jöel Robuchon.

Reviving a historic site

Elkonin Tel Aviv has now opened as a part of the MGallery Hotel Collection. This hotel takes over the site that was home to what’s said to be Tel Aviv’s first-ever hotel, originally built in 1913. This opening follows a soft launch in February.

Originally constructed in the Eclectic architecture and Art Deco-styles by Malka and Menachem Elkonin, the hotel was restored by Bar Orian architecture studio and its interiors were designed by ICONIQUE design firm. A modern glass structure has been added on to the original building, altogether representing the past and present of this city.

In its past, the hotel has been a gathering place for prominent figures in art, literature, politics and royalty. The hotel was empty for several years before being acquired in 2014 by Franco-Israeli entrepreneur Dominique Romano who set out to revive it.

Wellness and gastronomy

The architecture firm, Bar Orian, and Romano restored the property, preserving original architectural details, while also adding a glass tower. The hotel’s rooftop now features a swimming pool with striped-tile flooring and the Rooftop Bar, which is inspired by the Côte d’Azur.

Adriana Schor of ICONIQUE studio designed the hotel’s interiors to create a timeless European-style ambiance with custom-designed furnishings and lighting by Art et Floritude. Inspiration for these interiors has been taken from the city of Tel Aviv and spirit of the French Riviera.

The hotel’s 44 guest rooms are joined here by the 70-seat flagship restaurant, L’Époque by Jöel Robuchon, combining French haute cuisine with Middle Eastern influences in a space accented with brass and glass. This restaurant is complemented by a private dining space for up to 20 people and the hotel’s Bar Lounge.

Notably home to Israel’s first spa by Clarins, the property also provides a sanctuary for relaxation and rejuvenation. At the spa, five treatment rooms feature alongside a relaxation lounge and hammam.