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June 24, 1994 - Image 48

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1994-06-24

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Eilat's Resorts Growing
As Vacation Choices

Israel's grandest resort hotel opened in Eilat!

The Isrotel chain of leading resort hotels announces the'opening of its flagship:
the Royal Beach Hotel. Located directly on the beach, this is the grandest
hotel in the Red Sea fun spot of Eilat, and marks a new definition of total
pampering vacation. Each luxury guestroom and suite in the Royal Beach
overlooks the beach, and there is such an abundance of facilities that guests
will never want to leave the hotel: spa, two-level pools, lounges,
8 restaurants, pub, shopping arcade, and other luxury amenities.
Rates start at $205 for a double room including lavish Israeli breakfast.
Prepare yourself for a royal welcome at this super deluxe resort hotel.

For further details, please contact your travel professional or phone toll-free to the Israel Hotel
Reservation Center (IHRC) at 1- 800-552-0141 (US),1-800-526-5343 (Canada),or in Israel-3-5178989

Looking for an Israeli vacation with year-round sun
& swimming & watersports & diving & fun & activities
& entertainment & nightlife & fantastic food, all in a
self-contained resort world created by 5 splendid hotels?
Here it is in one word... I S R 0 T E L, Eilat's leading hotel chain.
Featuring King Solomon's Palace, Lagoona Hotel,
Sport Hotel, Riviera Apartment Hotel and Royal Beach Hotel
(opening Spring ,1994). Priced to suit every budget,
3-4 night packages from $ 259 including
accommodation and return flights from Tel Aviv.

ack in March, while New
York lay buried beneath
an ample blanket of snow,
a fortunate New Yorker
stood sipping freshly-squeezed
orange juice on the sun-drenched
14th floor terrace of the not-quite-
finished Royal Beach Hotel in
To her left lay the kingdom of
Jordan, far-off and dazzling. To
the right were hotels, tourist
attractions and pink-tinted desert
mountains. And stretched before
her — shimmering and pristene —
were the green-blue waters of the
Red Sea.
Not an unwelcome change of
venue for someone who had spent
the past three months shoveling
show and skidding across ice-
encrusted streets.
Even in its incomplete state,
the Royal Beach Hotel could not
fail to impress its international
visitor. An $80 million under-
taking, the hotel — which opened
for the Passover holiday season
— has dramatically raised the
standards for luxury, elegance
and service in Israel.
Boasting 376 rooms, all of
which face the water, the Royal
Beach is a triumph of architec-
tural design. Conceived by
Yehuda Feigin, a Haifa Technion-
trained architect whose projects
include the King Solomon Palace
Hotel and the Lagoona Hotel, the
Royal Beach Hotel contains sev-
enteen restaurants, four bars, a
pub, a convention center capable
of accomodating up to 2,000
people, of 600-square-meter ball-
room, interconnecting swimming
pools complete with waterfalls


Ask your travel agent today for
details. or contact IHRC:
1-800-552-0141 (USA)
1-800-526-5343 (Canada)


Your ISRAEL Travel Specialist


The Cruise & Vacation Shoppe of


Hours: 9AM-5:30PM Sat. 10.30AM-2:00PM


Ellat is a booming tourist hot spot.

and grottoes and a sea wharf
with a promenade dotted with
shopps, coffee houses and pubs.
Half a million dollars has been
spent on the purchase of art. This
will take the form of paintings
and sculptures situated in the
main foyer and throughout the
Twenty-two Israeli artists
have been commissioned to
create original pieces for the hotel
and once the art is in place, the
display will constitute the largest
private art collection in Israel.
The hotel will have full audio-
visual capabilities and it is hoped
that cable television will arrive
within two years. The hotel also
has state-of-the-art facilities for
entertainers, which includes a
stage with underground chang-
ing rooms for performers.
Eighty of the 376 hotel rooms
at the Royal Beach Hotel come

The building of the
Royal Beach Hotel is
an example of
collaboration at its

equipped with private jacuzzis.
The hotel also contains 21 suites,
including two presidential suites,
a honeymoon suite, and four
ectra-large suites. The suites bear
the names of Zionist leaders, such

as Jabotinsky, Herzl and Ahad
Ha'Am, a personal signature of
David Lewis, president of Isrotel,
which owns the Royal Beach
Hotel as well as the King
Solomon Palace in Eliat.
All rooms in the hotel come fur-
nished with a king-sized bed and
will cost from $105 to115 per per-
son, per night during the initial
trial period of the hotel's opening.
It is expected that the hotel will
recover its $80 million invest-
ment within six years, due to the
steady volume of tourist traffic.
Over the past two decades, the
tourist attractions at Eliat have
grown substantially, making it
an ideal place for a family vaca-
tion. Among the more popular
spots to visit are Coral World, a
marine complex with an under-
water observatory and museum,
shark tank and reef tank. Virtu-
ally minutes away is Dolphin
Reef, where visitors can observe
or swim alongside dolphins. Dol-
phin Reef also contains a beach,
shops and recreation facilities.
A short ride away from the ho-
tel district is the Timna Valley
National Park, where one can
hike through desert and moun-
tains and enjoy the attractions of
the local wildlife. The Red Sea
Sports Club, located at the King's
Wharf in North Beach in Eliat
offers a full array of activities
from camel trips and Suzuki
Safari traks through the desert
to yacht rides, canoeing, wind-
surfing and deep sea diving on
the Red Sea.
During this past winter, over
135,000 European tourists vis-
ited Eliat. There are 30 direct

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