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Galei Kinneret Hotel Opens in Israel

by Katie Skrzek

Jan 17, 2022

© Amit Geron

Daily

London-based Saar Zafrir Design unveiled its latest project: Galei Kinneret Hotel. Located on the Sea of Galilee, the restored 123-room property was one of Israel’s first luxury hotels, originally built in 1946.

 

Galei Kinnereth Restaurant

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In redesigning the uninhabited hotel, Saar Zafrir Design drew inspiration from ancient ruins and the natural landscape. Much of the building’s original façade is kept intact, while the interior is transformed into a calming oasis offering views of the Sea of Galilee. The property features 123 guestrooms and suites with outdoor Jacuzzis. Rooms feature either a view of the mountains or the Sea of Galilee from large windows. Décor throughout boasts a muted color palette with gold accents.

 

Galei Kinnereth

© Amit Geron

 

Guests can take advantage of an indoor and outdoor bar, pool, outdoor yoga deck, spa, fitness center and restaurant. There is a private beach, boat and synagogue available as well. The hotel’s airy lobby matches its natural surroundings, with muted tones, wood-paneled walls and linen-upholstered sofas with wooden accents. Lotte, the hotel’s restaurant, named for its original owner Lotte Eisenberg, offers a menu of European dishes with the flavors of Jerusalem. The hotel’s outdoor restaurant overlooks its private beach. Take a swim in the outdoor pool and gaze upon archaeological artifacts displayed beneath the pool’s glass bottom.

 

Visit the website to book your stay.

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