The DNA: Adjacent to Tel Aviv’s bustling Carmel Market, in a 1930s Bauhaus building, restored by architect Nitza Szmuk, the Poli House is designed by Canadian-American designer Karim Rashid. He has taken his cues from the tech-savvy, forward-thinking city, with neon colours, mesmerising graphics and ultramodern shapes. Elevators flourished with custom mood lighting and LED screens that display the local weather conditions, whisk new arrivals up to the rooftop for check-in, where an infinity pool and sweeping city views make for an impressive first impression. Downstairs, immerse yourself in a novel from the onsite bookstore while sipping on organic coffee in the Breakfast Café’s secret garden, or simply stroll over to the market next door for a high-voltage dose of Tel Avivian food and culture.
Accolades: Condé Nast Traveller Hot List 2017, Wallpaper* Best Urban Hotels 2017
✅ free Wi-Fi • size matters: 40 rooms & suites (18-33m2) (194-355 sq ft) • hotel opened: 2016 • architecture: Nitza Szmuk • interior design: Karim Rashid • parking possible nearby (charged) • pets allowed • 24-hour front desk • wheelchair accessible