Not In Town | @notintownlive | 02 Jul 2019
Caesarea: After eight months of renovation work, Dan Hotels has recently announced the re-launching of Dan Caesarea which has now become an updated innovative resort.
Established in the 1960s by Baron Rothschild, the iconic Dan Caesarea Hotelhas had an investment of NIS 80 million.
The entire complex, comprising of 116 guestrooms and suites, lobby, dining room, children's Danyland club and all the public areas are renovated and upgraded and completely transformed. In addition, the property’s 62 verdant dunams have been newly landscaped.
Salon Bocca replaces the lobby area, offering cocktails prepared especially for the resort by the Suramare group, (an exclusive Tel Aviv culinary bar), to accompany an original and appetizing menu. Beside the pool, one can enjoy the casual atmosphere of Limonada Bar providing a selection of summer drinks alongside exclusive cocktails.
There is a new Greek style ‘Tavern” that will supply one with a well-stocked picnic hamper to enjoy in the resort’s spacious and welcoming gardens.
Throughout the hotel there are contemporary Israeli art, with 15 monumental sculptures by the award-winning Israeli sculptor, Yaakov Dorchin, in the gardens, and works of art in the guestrooms, created by the late Rita Alima.
Ronen Nissenbaum, CEO, commented, "We are proud and excited to re-launch Dan Caesarea with a unique and innovative concept that will offer guests stylish rooms, fascinating art, a culinary experience with contemporary bars, all set in beautifully landscaped gardens that create a magical atmosphere. We have invested heavily in the development of this concept, which has become an up-to-date resort that offers an exceptional hospitality experience for both Israeli clientele and tourists."
The renovation project was headed by Daniel Federmann.
Architect Ilan Pivko redesigned all the public areas and Roni Federmann, the project's architect, together with Esti Robinson and the staff of the Dan Hotels technical division, redesigned the rooms ensuring great satisfaction for every guest. Designers Philippe Boulakia and Dikla Robinson created a new approach that connects the location with nature.
The guestrooms have been designed to ensure they are light and airy and allow the view to wrap itself around each room. The unique balcony structure allows visitors to enjoy an open view with maximum privacy with a double seating area overlooking the grounds.
Bentzi Arbel, who is responsible for some of the leading concepts of the Tel Aviv culinary scene, created the concept of Happiness is Around, which describes the spirit of the resort from its design to the service. The art displayed throughout the resort is from the Gordon Gallery collection, adding other unique touch to this magnificent property.
The materials used in the rooms are natural walnut veneer combined with original woodwork and furniture, gathered from around the world. A fine Italian walnut floor is set at an angle to the view and the unique mask installed in every room was created by the artist Tzachi Nevo especially for this project. The addition of a floating ceiling designed by Roni Aloni enhances the atmosphere of freedom.
The separate sleeping area contains a queen-size bed wrapped in cloth, with a pampering mattress to ensure a good night’s sleep. Guests will also get bluetooth gramophone, a mood lamp and focused reading lamps, as well as a 55-inch high-end TV.
The extra spacious bathroom, complete with bathtub, shower, and an expansive marble surface in a classic cut stone finish, is separated from the room by a light Italian sliding door. All rooms are equipped with a well-stocked bar and a unique coffee machine complete with a selection of fresh coffee beans for grinding. Consideration has also been given to guests’ sense of privacy, resulting in each room having its own private entrance hall.
The renovated Dan Caesarea provides a wide range of activities for all ages. The spirit of innovation did not skip the guests’ children, as a new and unique Danyland has been built for our younger generation of visitors. This new complex, never seen before in Israel, was designed by Philippe Boulakia and Dikla Robinson, who chose attractive pastel colors for the decor.
The activity areas were designed with a deep understanding of what today’s children enjoy, combining a selection of retro games and technological innovations. Among the attractions that the Danyland club offers are a unique aquarium; a world of dinosaurs that combines a classic sandbox with a 3D projection, and a wealth of possibilities for an exciting gaming experience.
The swimming pool has a pool table standing in the water and tree houses have been embedded into some of the trees around the pool. There is a variety of sports activities on offer such as: a basketball court designed with unique graphics, a soccer field, a tennis court, mini golf, table tennis and more. There are also a variety of retro games reminiscent of the carefree days of the 1960s and 1970s.
Also the renovated Dan Caesarea has a spa complex. There are wet and dry saunas and a state-of-the-art gym with high quality equipment connected to advanced systems. From June, there will be six advanced treatment rooms available, offering an exciting and pioneering treatment menu.
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