Poli House looks to future

The Poli House hotel in Tel Aviv, scheduled to open this month, occupies a Bauhaus-style building built in 1934.
The Poli House hotel in Tel Aviv, scheduled to open this month, occupies a Bauhaus-style building built in 1934.

The 40-room Poli House aims to harness "the essence of Tel Aviv past, present and future" when it opens this month, according to a statement from operator Leopard Hospitality.

Located at Magen David Square, the Bauhaus-style building was built in 1934 and has served multiple purposes over the years, including as retail and office space and as a printing press. As part of its three-year restoration, the Poli House tapped industrial designer Karim Rashid to work on its interiors.

"What I wanted for the space, and the feeling within it, is for the art in the beds' headboards and the colors to speak about connectivity in this digital age in which we live," said Rashid, whose work has included designs for Audi, Giorgio Armani and Samsung.

"We usually only look to the past for inspiration, but the mentality of Tel Aviv is very contemporary, focusing less on the past and looking forward to the future," he said. "The Poli House embodies just that."

The ground-floor Poli House Portal will feature gallery space, a bookstore "and evolving fashion displays that will showcase works by homegrown Tel Aviv creatives available for purchase," according to a press release from the hotel.

Meanwhile, a 6,500-square-foot rooftop space will feature an infinity pool and cocktail bar offering bottle service and a tapas menu. Also on property: a business center and glass-enclosed spa-treatment rooms, offering solo or couples massages.

Guests of the hotel will have reserved seating for breakfast at the neighboring Loveat, a vegan-friendly cafe.

In addition to overseeing the Poli House, Tel Aviv-based Leopard Hospitality owns and manages the boutique Brown brand, with properties in Israel and Croatia. For more information about the Poli House, visit www.thepolihouse.com.


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