Local architect Moshe Safdie must have thought long and hard before leaving his mark on this ancient city - cherished as holy ground for the world's three major religions. Flanked by cool, organic-feeling local stone, guests will realize he most certainly did, and has succeeded in creating a timeless work of art.
194 rooms have been decked out in a retro-modern theme that works hard not to be too uninviting. Pieces are attractive without being pretentious. Each room also boasts the added cool factor of an LCD wall between the room and the bath. Now you see it, now you don't.
Alrov Mamilla Ave is close by, and provides guests with all the retail therapy they could ever need. As for historic sites, the city is flush: the Tower of David, the Old City Walls, Jafa Gate, ad infinitum.
Back at the hotel, the stylish, young elite mingle on the rooftop under geometric canvas awnings. You may instead opt for the dramatic wine bar, or the effortlessly original and born-to-be chic Mirror Bar.