NEW YORK -- A new property and an expanded one are expected to be
ready for the turn of the millennium, according to one Holy Land
The Royal Plaza Israel Hotels & Resorts said its new
Jerusalem property will open by the end of the summer. The $23
million hotel, with 307 rooms and suites, will be in walking
distance of the Old City and its religious sites.
The hotel will feature biblical motifs and house an indoor
swimming pool, a health and fitness spa and a convention center. A
major addition is being made to the chain's 160-room Tiberias
property that is expected to be ready by April.
A $1 million complex will add a Royal Spa with a
Jacuzzi-equipped health club, six treatment rooms, a sauna and an
aerobics studio. It will also house a swimming pool with a
children's area that can will be partly outdoors; the indoor
section will be enclosed for the winter. The Cafe Mozart in the
lobby has been completed.
In Jerusalem, a $200,000 refurbishment of the penthouse and 100
suites of the Lev Yerushalayim apartment hotel in downtown
Jerusalem is under way.
In Eilat, the chain plans to build a 250-room property in the
Park of Palms area. The 2-year-old chain intends to have 600 rooms
and suites ready in the Holy Land by 2000.
Royal Plaza Israel
Phone: (800) 538-4683 or (718) 338-6537
Fax: (718) 951-9197