Tel Aviv is characterized by an eclectic variety of international architectural styles, world renowned art galleries, entertainment venues and a spectacular number of hotels a few of which have drawn attention from across the world.
The Norman was the first hotel in Israel that brought the delights of this incredible land into the minds of people who had never considered Israel a destination worth visiting. And it did so by combining a bespoke, comprehensive, all round experience of Tel Aviv into one beautiful space.
A boutique hotel experience, replete with all the trimmings usually associated with larger chain hotel brands, The Norman boasts award winning restaurants, a gym, a rooftop pool and the best concierge team possible.
The Library Bar, located on the ground floor is the perfect setting for a day time meeting, and with a cocktail bar vibe in the evening – a sophisticated setting to party.
The Library Bar houses so many items and photographs key to telling the origins of The Norman story its really the perfect starting point on a visit to the hotel. And for those more interested in sampling the incredible all day cocktail list, they can do so surrounded by wonderful art pieces, by leading contemporary Israeli artists, and a fabulous array of books that are constantly renewed and replenished.
Spectacular design by a top architect
The design of The Norman hotel, was entrusted into the faithful hands of world renowned interior designer David d’Almada of Sagrada, in London.
With an eight year design window, every aspect of The Norman was meticulously laboured over, carefully preserving the historical elements on the one hand while forging the contemporary, living aspects and details on the other.
The Norman hotel was purchased as three buildings with different architectural styles (Eclectic, Modern & Bauhaus) yet it’s story began in 1925 as a residential building of the Friedman family incorporating an oriental-style façade.
One of the three buildings later gained a European touch through windows imported from Eastern Europe and flooring restored in East Asia. Thus, the building combined East and West into an experience that touches the guest of today.
The magnificent building located at number 23 Nachmani St., is bursting with historical character and elegantly blends a classic design ethos alongside innovative, luxuriously high standards.
The main building, home to 30 guest rooms, each uniquely designed, with a unique colour palette and textile theme, harmoniously tied together by incorporating the patterns found in the ceiling fresco on the ground floor. Each room has its own stamp, enhanced by perfectly matched art works and furniture. All rooms benefit from large windows flooding the space with natural light.
In addition to stunning guest rooms, the main building is also home to a wine bar, boardroom, restaurants, Wellness area and rooftop pool.
The residential suites building, overlooking King Albert Square houses a number of apartment style formats and two penthouses, all entirely unique and magical in their own right.
Two award winning restaurants
On the ground floor of the hotel is Alena restaurant, providing both hotel guests and locals a wonderful culinary experience.
Steered by chefs Daniel Zur and Omer Shadmi, Alena restaurant boasts an all day menu that can be enjoyed throughout the hotel, throughout the day.
Overlooking the spectacular sunsets of Tel Aviv towards the sea, the hotel’s rooftop offers a wonderfully different Japanese restaurant. Dinings Japanese, from London has raised the standards of Japanese dining in Tel Aviv.
A contemporary Israeli art collection
The art collection at The Norman represents one of the very best collections of its kind. Among the artists that can be found on the walls of The Norman: Sigalit Landau, Moshe Gorshni, Miriam Kabsa, Carmel Ilan, Irit Azulai to name just a few.
The collection is so vast and so relevant, we have given tours to local art buffs and collectors and arranged artist studio visits for some of our guests.
The Norman hotel is the most internationally recognised hotel in Israel
The Norman hotel has won many awards and accolades over the years including just a few of them here :
*The best boutique hotel in JetSetter Magazine.
*One of ten hotels shortlisted for the best design in Europe by ELLE magazine.
*Travel + Leisure’s best new hotels
*Conde Nast Traveler’s Gold List 2017.
*selected as one of the hospitality stars of 2015 by Vogue Magazine.
The Norman Hotel was also selected by Forbes magazine, listed as one of the nine best business hotels, selected by leading travel agents. Our state of the art boardroom and apartment style suites make The Norman the ultimate place to meet the needs of guests on business.
Accolades aside, The Norman hotel offers a truly specialised, guest driven, boutique hotel experience that is unrivalled in Tel Aviv, and we are waiting to show you just how.