Adi and Irit Strauss are siblings who ventured into the hospitality world by creating three restaurants, which are considered the best in Israel. They are now opening up into the hotel design as they opened the Alma Hotel & Lounge in Tel Aviv. I must say that their venture paid off because of the really amazing architecture. The interior design of the boutique hotel was created and developed by Shaltiel Kastiel that complemented the building with roots which can be traced back in the 1925. It is part of the UNESCO listed White City of the capital area.
The hotel interior design was created exclusively – as “something special.” The design is in collaboration with Lauri Recanati – a glass artist – hence the resulting design is rather opulent. There are 15 boutique rooms in this beautiful hotel in addition to the public areas. The chairs are embroidered and the walls are clad with decorations. Personally, it evokes a feeling of belongingness – like being in a place where you could stay for long periods of time no questions asked.
Every surface of the design has something to offer – modern and colorful because of the Georgian furniture. Overall, the hotel may look like always getting traffic or a bit messy but I think the Alma Hotel & Lounge has a desirable design – which is not easy to overlook in one way or another.