Redefining the bones of a space poses a challenge for any designer. That’s especially true when the structure is as iconic as the two 1920s buildings that architect Yoav Messer and interior designer David d’Almada of SAGRADA renovated into the 30-room, 20-suite The Norman Tel Aviv.
The first jumping-off point was the area’s Bauhaus heritage; the second was a desire to showcase local artwork. Airy, wide open spaces do justice to both parts of that concept, serving as a backdrop for a mix of classic and modern pieces and an extensive collection of art across media, including classic oil paintings, unique sculptures and one-of-a-kind prints.
The hotel also offers two restaurants: the brasserie-style The Norman Restaurant and Dinings, which serves Japanese tapas. The Library Bar provides a venue for guests to sip on a cocktail. A rooftop infinity pool is also available.
✅ free Wi-Fi • size matters: 50 rooms & suites (20-75m2) (215-807 sq ft) • hotel opened: 2014 • architecture: Yoav Messer Architects (Tel Aviv) • interior design: David d’Almada, Sagrada (London) • on-site parking (charged) • no pets allowed • 24-hour front desk