Last updated July 10th 2016
Luxury American tourism magazine Jetsetter has named the world’s best designed hotel, and it’s none other than the stunning Brown Beach House in Tel Aviv, Israel.
Last week, the magazine announced the winners of its 2016 Best of the Best Hotel Awards in 20 categories ranging from over-the-top luxury and best-looking guests, to all-inclusive and nightlife.
According to Jetsetter’s senior editor Clara Sedlak, “narrowing down this year’s list wasn’t easy; we evaluated hundreds of hotel submissions from our 200 global correspondents, and after hours of deliberation, we selected 20 outstanding properties.”
In the best design category, the Brown Beach House, which “caused a major splash when it opened in July 2015,” was chosen thanks to its tropical-themed design, according to Jetsetter.
Designed by Israeli architects David Azouz and Guy Velikson of Vstudio, along with Israeli interior designer Aline Langlieb, with creative direction by Israel’s Leopard Hospitality Group, the hotel features playful, colorful common areas with a beach club vibe.
Located on Hayarkon Street, just on the coastline of Tel Aviv, the hotel is within walking distance of the beach, and many entertainment and nightlife venues.
Reminiscent of 1950s retro summer resorts
According to Brown Beach House, the hotel is a “reimagining of 1950s retro summer resorts, mixed with Tel Aviv’s unique urbanism.”
However, the beautiful design comes with a price tag: a night at the Brown Beach House starts at $214, but goes all the way to $572 for a stylish suite, according to the hotel’s website.
The magazine’s panel of judges took note of the hotel lobby, where there are “canary-yellow sofas, potted palms and lamps fashioned as golden pineapples, plus edgy design wares like gilt mirrors, a crosshatch bookcase and black-and-white geometric carpeting.”
The same tropical-kitsch aesthetic extends to the guestrooms, all 40 of which have balconies with cocoon chairs and sea or city views. “But the most eye-catching scenery can be found at the indoor beach-themed lounge, where beautiful people sip mojitos on striped yellow loungers, a sensual bossa nova mix plays and a floor-to-ceiling mural of a racy Playboy cover is splashed against one wall,” Jetstter editors write.
So, if you’re looking for tropical ambiance and breathtaking sea views this summer, the Brown Beach House could very well be the hotel for you.