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What makes a hospitality legend?
One criterion is keeping up with new technology and the latest amenities. Another is garnering respect from your industry and your public. Then, add a distinguished 40-year guest register of CEOs, showbiz celebrities and a United Nations of heads of state and diplomats. The Carlton Tel Aviv has aced the above, and more.
Families are also VIPs here. I met several multigenerational clans on their annual vacations to Israel, and they are all devoted to the Carlton, year after year.
This landmark’s status starts with a superb location on the shore of the Mediterranean Sea —it’s one of very few hotels directly on the Tel Aviv beach. It overlooks the marina and the engaging waterfront promenade, which is always alive with a stream of cyclists, strollers, joggers and scooters. I found peace — and more walking trails — across the street from the hotel at HaYarkon Park, a vast urban green space.
The news: The Carlton Tel Aviv’s recent overhaul has transformed the lobby into a refreshing oasis with a wall of