The David Citadel Hotel in Jerusalem has completed a multi-year renovation that involved the refurbishment of all 385 guest rooms, 41 suites and most public spaces.

Italian designer Piero Lissoni used oak parquet flooring, greenery, soft lighting and textured fabrics in the design scheme, as well as artwork by Scottish artist David Roberts's 1834 tour of what is now present-day Israel and surrounding countries. 

"Piero Lissoni's contemporary and sophisticated design perfectly complement the traditional and historic atmosphere of Jerusalem," said Adi Nevo, manager of the five-star property. 

The 10-story David Citadel, located opposite Jerusalem's Old City walls, offers views of many of the city's historical sites. Opened in 1998, the property has hosted many dignitaries since then including presidents Barack Obama and Bill Clinton.

Lissoni has designed Roomers Hotel Baden-Baden, the Conservatorium Hotel in Amsterdam, the Mamilla Hotel in Jerusalem, and retail stores for Israeli fashion designer Elie Tahari.

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