EILAT, Israel -- Hilton International opened the $100 million
Hilton Eilat Queen of Sheba hotel here.
Designed to resemble the palace of the Queen of Sheba, which
supposedly was built by the Bible's King Solomon, its facade
features ancient motifs such as towers, domes, arches, pillars and
The amphitheater-shaped pool has sculptures of lions and dolphins
standing guard over the swimmers.
The 488-room hotel has a ballroom that measures approximately
6,500 square feet, a mall that is about 65,000 square feet, five
restaurants, a health club and a swimming pool.
Hilton International's management contract is for 30 years.
Half of the rooms are being offered for sale as condos; the
management is offering buyers the opportunity to lease their units
in order to offer them as guest rooms.
Hilton also operates properties in Israel's two major
The deluxe 594-room hotel facing the Mediterranean in Tel Aviv
recently completed a $70 million renovation that updated guest
rooms, restaurants, a business center, a swimming pool, a spa and a
The 385-room Jerusalem Hilton opened in 1998.
By 2002, Hilton expects to open a second property in Jerusalem
and one in Haifa.
Phone: (800) HILTONS
In Israel: Hilton Tel Aviv
Phone: (011) 972-3 520-2111
Fax: (011) 972-3 522-4111
E-mail: [email protected]