Elma Arts Complexby Telavivian | 16.05.17
Written by Marissa Shapiro
Driving from Tel Aviv to Zichron Ya’akov is an exercise is decompression—leaving the city behind in favor of dune-adjacent highways and scores of colourful bougainvillea along the road. Coming to the Elma Arts Complex Luxury Hotel is another thing entirely.
Originally built as a writer’s retreat in 1968, the brutalist building still dedicated to the arts is now the gentlest way to relax. Luxurious rooms and a generous spa give you a sense that you’re somewhere special.
The stark angles of the hotel directly challenge the flowing Mediterranean Sea view, the veranda beckons visitors to linger poolside with a cocktail, and the hotel’s concert space asks guests to listen—not only to the masterful performances of the musicians who grace the hall—but to our universal, internal knowledge that art soothes the soul.
Photo credit: HDRtist