JERUSALEM -- A $5 million update of facilities and services is
nearly complete at the newest Dan Hotels property in this city.
The Dan Panorama Jerusalem, located between the historic Old
City and the busy downtown area of the new capital, joins the Dan
Pearl, which specializes in families who want to be near the Old
City, and the chain's flagship King David Hotel.
To bring the new property "up to the Dan standard," the rooms,
entrance lobby and dining venues have been updated, said the
hotel's general manager, Chen Michaeli, who also is vice president
of development for the Dan Hotels Corp.
The Dan executive is optimistic about tourism to Israel in the
coming years, especially here.
"The climate is much more positive. I see a very good year
ahead, especially in Jerusalem," Michaeli said.
"Jerusalem, in terms of the length of stay and the number of
attractions, is the peak of people's visits," he said, noting that
about half of a typical 10-day tour is spent in the capital.
And, Michaeli said, "The Panorama brand fits in for groups and
conventions. We have the right number of rooms in the right
The hotel has 291 rooms and suites, and the original hotel
building, around which the larger hotel was constructed, was
converted to house 18 villa-style units that can accommodate up to
In the hotel itself, a lounge named Carmel that will offer views
of the Old City is being added on the ninth floor. It will provide
breakfasts and refreshments throughout the day for guests staying
in the 40 concierge rooms on floors nine to 11.
Concierge guests also will have in-room modem and fax
connections, a minibar and a safe and will be provided with speedy
check-in and checkout services.
In addition, a health club will be added near the seventh-floor
outdoor pool area.
Guests staying in deluxe rooms will be entitled to free entrance
to the pool and garden area of the King David Hotel, located about
two blocks away and a member of the Leading Hotels of the
There is a shopping and meeting-room level below the lobby.
Equally important will be improvements in the quality of service
at the hotel, Michaeli said, and training and staff are being
The Dan Panorama Jerusalem is offering to provide FIT guests
booked by travel agents a fruit basket and a welcome from the
Also, groups will be able to check in for return flights at the
hotel the night before departure.
The service will include checking in luggage, personal security
checks, seat selection and free refreshments during the
Prices start at $91 per person, per night, and include
breakfast; for stays of at least four nights, rates start at
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