While a group outing or business retreat at the Dead Sea has long been an appealing prospect after a week of handshaking and meetings in Jerusalem or Tel Aviv, the hotels of the past left much to be desired. Thankfully, an oasis of high-end business hotels and luxury properties appeared in the desert, or Ein Bokek, to be more exact. Amid some global hotel-branded properties, the Isrotel Dead Sea Hotel and Spa is the ideal choice for visitors wanting a stay with more than the popular bucket-list activity of effortlessly floating on the Dead Sea. It has just the right amount of sophistication without feeling overdone, with white curving exteriors, Mid-century Modern furniture, and cool, pale green, turquoise and brown hues that enliven the lobby and balconied rooms with postcard views. The beachfront, just downstairs, is clean and well-maintained, making the all-important dip more welcoming.
After the week’s various business activities, which can also be staged in the property’s meeting rooms, guests can treat themselves to a pampering at Esprit Spa. The spa offers a range of exclusive treatments and products made with locally sourced muds, minerals and botanical components. The European-style spa also incorporates skin-soothing steam rooms, Dead Sea water pools, Jacuzzis and sulphur baths. Like other hotels in the 4- to 5-star class, the property features fine dining with the Ranch House restaurant along with a Lobby Bar. The lobby bar features live entertainment most nights, and an executive lounge for those staying in rooms on the seventh to ninth floors gives guests a place to kick back. While buffets often get a bad rap, many of all-day restaurant Zer Hazahav’s breakfast and dinner offerings, particularly Israeli and Mediterranean specialties, are fresh and nicely presented.
Isrotel Dead Sea Hotel and Spa
Dead Sea, 86 980, Israel
tel 972 8 668 9666
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IHG® Business Edge provides small- to midsized enterprises with benefits and confidence to navigate the evolving business travel environment.
It’s been almost three years since Category 5 Hurricane Maria made landfall on Puerto Rico, wreaking havoc on the island and leaving most residents without electricity and clean water. Tourism, which accounts for 6.5 percent of Puerto Rico’s gross domestic product, took a beating, with hotels closed for year-long repairs, airlines cutting service and cruise lines shifting itineraries to other Caribbean destinations. Timing for the hurricane couldn’t have been worse, coming on the heels of the government’s announcement in May 2017 that it was unable to pay more than $70 billion in public debt and thus forced to file for bankruptcy. Large protests and a change of government would follow. Then, in January 2020, a 6.4-magnitude earthquake rocked the south side of the island, forcing San Juan restaurants to close while power was restored. And as we write this story, coronavirus runs rampant across the globe with severe economic implications for all destinations, including Puerto Rico.
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