Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem Israel
Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
Gershon Agron 28, Jerusalem, 9419008,
Waldorf Astoria Conrad
Date of Creation
Hotel General Manager
Avner on, General Manager of the Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem started his career with Hilton at the Tel Aviv Hilton. Avner has 30 years of experience within Hilton Worldwide Hotels and further 7 years with other hotel chains like Hyatt, where he worked in the USA and Dan Hotels in Israel. Avner relocated to Israel after successfully managing the Hilton Prague and most recently the Hilton London Metropole, one of the largest hotels and convention center in Europe.
Luxury brand – Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts
Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
History & Story
The Waldorf Astoria’s historic location will take you on an exquisite journey. The hotel blends Greco-Roman, Gothic and Ottoman architecture, together with classic style. The hotel is a wonderful mixture of cultures, creating a fascinating space beyond the hotel’s beautifully preserved 90-year old facade.
The property was built in 1929 by the Mufti of Jerusalem as the first luxury hotel in the Middle East, named the Palace Hotel. The Palace offered luxuries that were unheard of at that time: elevators, en suite bathrooms and modern plumbing, bedside telephones and heating. What is basic today in every youth hostel, was in 1929 the epitome of luxury and Haj Amin El Huseini hosted many monarchs and heads of state in great magnificence and splendor. The Palace hotel closed in 1935.
In 1948 with the establishment of the State of Israel, the government of Israel took over the deserted building for offices and the Ministry of Commerce and Trade occupied the building for over 50 years.
In 2006 the property was bought and convereted back to its original purpose – Renonwd Luxury Hotel. The renovation works took nearly eight years to complete. As a heritage landmark, the façade of the building was never demolished and instead, a team of architects worked for three years to restore the 1929 architecture, and even the original main entrance has remained. Many Jerusalemites viewed this venture with trepidation, as the Palace was known as one of Jerusalem’s most beautiful buildings and they feared it would not return to its previous glory; they have since acknowledged this has been a spectacular success.
We welcome you to experience unforgettable moments with True Waldorf Service at this historic and inspirational address. Our goal is to ensure that each guest will experience unique and authentic moments and feel home away from home with us.
Main Strengths, Special Touch
- Personal Concierge
Our Personal Concierge Program ensures that guests receive VIP service from the moment they make their reservation to the time they leave to head home. Guests are welcomed at main entrance and escorted to rooms, where technicality is subtly performed by a friendly and attentive Personal Concierge. We view « check-in » as an arrival experience and create it as such. Any guest who so wishes is provided an extended tour of the hotel as well.
- International Brand
The only International Brand in Jerusalem.
- Spacious and Elegant Bedrooms
Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem offers the biggest bedrooms in the city. The rooms sizes start from 37 sq. meter, and provides the guests with a conformable and homey feeling with all the luxuries around. All the rooms feature floor to celiling windows, and a mixture of spot and chandiler lighting and Nespresso machines, Hetaed marble floor in the bathroom, making you feel at your home away from home.
- High-technology Environment
All the rooms are equipped with I-home and G-link, Built-in TV in the bathroom’ mirror, control panel of lighting system and « do not disturb » on bothsides of the bed.
Jerusalem is hailed as one of the most ancient and holy cities in the world. The old city boasts many historical sites that are sacred to the three monotheistic religions of Christianity, Islam and Judaism.
The Waldorf Astoria Hotel is located right between the old and new city, which allows our guests to enjoy both worlds at once, within walking distance of the Old City and the famous Jaffa Gate.
Classic style in the heart of the ancient city at Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem.
Key sites/activities in the area
Mamilla Shopping Avenue- 250m, 4 min walk. Situated just outside the hotel, The Alrov Mamilla Shopping Avenue, containing exclusive boutiques and designer stores.
Machane Yehuda Market- 1.3KM, 20 min walk. The bustling Machane Yehuda Market is one of the most beautiful markets and familiar icons in Israel. In the market you may find clothes, flowers, art and every variety of fresh and specialty food. The shuk is also a great venue for Jerusalem’s night life, with restaurants, bars and intimate music clubs.
The Israel Museum- 2.6KM, 35min walk, 10min by car. This Museum ranks among the world’s leading art and archaeology museums. It houses encyclopedic collections in its Archaeology, Fine Arts and Jewish Art and Life wings. This museum has the most extensive holdings of biblical and Holy Land archaeology in the world.
The Western Wall-1.3Km, 19min. For the Jews, this remnant of what was the most sacred building in the Jewish World, the Second Temple, quickly became the holiest spot in Jewish life.
Church of the Holy Sepulchre -1Km, 14min. The Church of the Holy Sepulchre is identified as the place both of the crucifixion and the tomb of Jesus of Nazareth.
The Rotunda and Old Building are a reflection of the history of Jerusalem. In the centere of the Rotanda, is the grandfather clock, a signature of all Waldorf Astoria hotels. This belonged to the Mamluk ruler who commissioned it for his private collection, and it stood near Jaffa gate for many years until we brought it inside the hotel. The clock is decorated with olives, and speaks four numerals languages : Hebrew, Arabic, Roman and common; these languages symbolize the history of Jerusalem. The hotel features a very unique and special artwork, known as « The Birds » by Jeremy Langford. Jerusalem is engraved in the glass covering the stone walls, the verse from Psalms « Pray for the Peace of Jerusalem » in different languages, the doves of peace in the three colors that symbolize peace in the three monotheistic religions: Christianity red dove, Islam light blue and the white dove of peace sent from Noah’s ark in Judaism. The idea of this creation: when peace comes to Jerusalem, is shall come to the entire world, represented in the globe below.
Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem features 226 luxuriously appointed guest rooms. Each room is luxuriously styled with elegant touches, unparalleled comfort and the finest amenities, including personal tablets for control of smart room systems, and a signature Waldorf Astoria king bed with the finest Egyptian cotton sheets. Experience the 29 elegantly furnished Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem suites, which offer more than enough space to entertain, having a separate bedroom and living room. Make yourself at home in over 190m2 of luxury living at our Presidential Suites on the 8th and 9th floors, which offer a private terrace, floor to ceiling windows, a dry sauna, a kitchenette and a separate powder and dressing rooms.
Superior Room X17
37 sq. meter living space, some with a balcony. One King or two Twin Bedroom, with en suite, including a soaking bathtub and a separate shower with heated marble floor.
Accessible Room X6
40 sq. meter living space
Added option: Connecting door to a Deluxe Room
One King bed is lowered to ease your stay with en suite that includes a roll in shower, lowered toilets and wash basins and extra handrails.
Deluxe Room X96
40 sq. meter living space. One King or two Twin Beds with en suite, includes a bathtub and a separate marble shower.
Deluxe Balcony Room X38
40 sq. meter living space with 3 sq. meter balcony. One King or two Twin Beds with en suite, including a soaking bathtub and a separate shower with heated marble floor.
Terrace Room X4
40 sq. meter living space with a 20 sq. meter private balcony. One King or two Twin Beds with en suite , including a soaking bathtub and a separate shower with heated marble floor.
Grand Deluxe Room X36
43 sq. meter living space, some with a balcony. One King or two Twin Beds with en suite, including a floating bathtub and a separate shower with heated marble floor.
Junior Suite X9
average 50 sq. meter living space .One King or two Twin Bedwith en suite, including a soaking bathtub, separate marble shower and a sofa bed.
One Bedroom Suite X14
average 63 sq. meter living space
One King Bed with en suite, including a bathtub, separate marble shower, Separate spacious living room with a double sofa bed, dining room area and work space. Some suites include a guest toilet.
The David Tower Suite X3
70 sq. meter living space
One King Bed with en suite, including a soaking bathtub and a separate marble shower. Separate spacious living room with a double sofa bed, dining area and work space.
The Ambassador Suite X1
75 sq. meter living space with a spacious 27 sq. meter balcony with outdoor lounge furniture
With sweeping views over Independence Park, the one King Bed with en suite, including a soaking bathtub, separate marble shower and a walk-in closet. Separate spacious living room with a double sofa bed, dining area, work space and a guest toilet.
The Nobel Suite X1
150 sq. meter living space with a spacious 41 sq. meter balcony
With sweeping views over Jerusalem, the one Eastern (2mX2m) King Bed with en suite, including a soaking Jacuzzi bathtub, dry sauna, separate marble shower, walk-in closet and VIP amenities. Separate spacious living room with a separate kitchenette, a dining area that seats 10 people and a guest toilet.
The Palace Suite X1
190 sq. meter living space with 5sq. meter balcony
With sweeping views over Jerusalem, the spacious and luxurious Presidential (2mX2m) King Bed with en suite, including a soaking Jacuzzi bathtub, dry sauna, separate marble shower and a walk-in closet. Separate spacious living room with a separate kitchenette, a dining area that seats 10 people and a guest toilet.
Restaurants & Bars
The « King’s Court » Restaurant is the perfect place to enjoy a bite or a relaxing meeting in an elegant space, while overlooking our beautiful atrium at the heart of the hotel.
Our kosher and exclusive Palace meat restaurant, indulges the avid foodie in the unique luxury of modern gourmet cuisine in the heart of Jerusalem, making it the ultimate destination to celebrate life’s moments.
The magnificent Garden Terrace tapas bar offers unique cocktails and modern tapas cuisine, with a Mediterranean twist inspired by the city of Jerusalem. (Open during the summer).
Our In-Room Dinning service provides a wide selection of food 24 hours a day. Choose from breakfast items, meat, vegetarian and dairy dishes, and light snacks.
We look forward to making the full pool, spa and fitness center available to our guests.
Corporate & Celebration Events
When planning an unforgettable event, how about elevating your banquet from the ground up by enjoying the Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem Grand Ballroom and foyer (1035m2). You can also enjoy the roof top seasonal Garden Terrace, for a Chuppah and private events. Book with us special events such as cocktail receptions, wedding ceremonies and dinners, corporate events, conventions, Shabbat Chatan weekends, press conferences fashionable runway shows and even soirees. Designed by renowned award winning Turkish architect Sinan Kafadar (Metex Design Group) from Istanbul, the Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem Grand Ballroom is richly appointed to emulate the era of timeless glamour reminiscent of the magical style of Jerusalem – the city of biblical Kings and royalties. Our expert event team will guide you through each step to make sure your special event is UNFORGETTABLE.
Hotel & Restaurants Awards
The Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem is a Conde Nast 2017 Best Hotel in Israel (for the 3rd time in a row) and a 2017 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Award recipient.
Number of employees
During jewish holidays, the hotel offers the Waldorf Astoria kids play rooms.