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The Jaffa Tel Aviv, Israel, pre-opening discussion

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Old Jan 22, 18, 3:49 pm
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The property Facebook page removed W from their title. They are now simply
The Jaffa Tel Aviv-The Residences. Their logo also has no W branding.
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Old Jan 25, 18, 9:03 am
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Originally Posted by yosithezet View Post
The property Facebook page removed W from their title. They are now simply
The Jaffa Tel Aviv-The Residences. Their logo also has no W branding.

Well the hotel still is listed in the W Hotels Directory, and still with an opening in March 2018. Perhaps the Residences are not being managed by W but the hotel still will be?

I’d really hate to see this W hotel option not materialize. I’ve been looking forward to this one for quite a while.
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Old Feb 7, 18, 2:23 am
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According to this article (Hebrew) this hotel will be part of the "Luxury collection" rather than "W"

http://www.tnet.org.il/sitefiles/1/2444/106766.asp
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Originally Posted by ehud View Post
According to this article (Hebrew) this hotel will be part of the "Luxury collection" rather than "W"

http://www.tnet.org.il/sitefiles/1/2444/106766.asp
Thanks for sharing the article.

At least the hotel remains a SPG property. Kind of bummed it won't be a W, but still happy for another Starwood option other than the Sheraton, especially a "Luxury" one.
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Old Feb 8, 18, 9:09 pm
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Ugh! I was hoping to see a W left of the Jordan River. Big Marriott!!!
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Old Feb 13, 18, 1:07 pm
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Now,...
It's June 2018......
https://www.starwoodhotels.com/whote...ropertyID=3734
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Old Apr 18, 18, 9:57 am
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The Jaffa, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Tel Aviv
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What happened to the W branding?
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What happened to the W branding?
God knows..
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Old Apr 26, 18, 10:48 am
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Originally Posted by ehud View Post
God knows..
I can't see any reference to it at all on the Starwood website. Has it gone altogether?
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Old Apr 27, 18, 9:27 pm
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It seems to have been removed from SPG
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Old May 2, 18, 1:52 am
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Listing is back on the master directory. Now opening July 22nd.

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Old May 5, 18, 6:09 pm
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Listing is back on the master directory. Now opening July 22nd.

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So it is. I wonder, now it's no longer a W, if that means we won't have to put up with a noisy nightclub, awful lounge music and staff with excessive hair gel.
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First press release snuck out today; apparently they unearthed a lot of artifacts and architectural gems during the re/construction process and had second thoughts on sticking the W brand on a property of this nature. I think LC is a far better fit and that branding this historic structure a W would've detracted from the bones of the original building.

For the W faithful, fear not - they're actively pursuing the Tel Aviv market for sites for a new-build W. At the rate that Marriott is pushing the brand's expansion, I'd expect an announcement sooner than later.

Article below.

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HB Exclusive: Marriott to Open Historic Luxury Property in Tel Aviv, Israel

TEL AVIV, ISRAEL—Marriott International and RFR Holding will be opening a 120-room hotel, currently under development, in Tel Aviv’s historic Jaffa district as part of Marriott International’s Luxury Collection brand. The property is scheduled to open this summer.

The new hotel, which will be named The Jaffa, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Tel Aviv, comprises a landmark building in ancient Jaffa, in addition to a new structure featuring contemporary design by John Pawson and local architect Ramy Gill.

“The property was originally earmarked as a W, but the construction process has taken much longer than we expected because…as we started the excavations and all of the work, the construction firm started uncovering all sorts of artifacts and historic parts of Jaffa City, which is a highly protected part of Tel Aviv,” said Anthony Ingham, global brand leader for The Luxury Collection and W Hotels. “It had a huge delaying impact on the construction of the hotel to be sensitive to the items that were being uncovered.”

The preservation and incorporation of those historical elements changed the design elements of the property. “When we were originally thinking about doing it as a W, we had a plan for the Living Room, which was going to be the arrival area of the hotel, which is a bar and a highly activated space in a W,” he said. “The space where the Living Room was to originally be, we uncovered a piece of the original wall of Jaffa—a 10-15-ft.-long, 8-ft.-high portion of the wall. It is now a feature of the Living Room of the Luxury Collection hotel.”

He continued, “As we got into it, what we found was that there was this extraordinary cloister in the middle that has been restored to look like the original cloister. Legally, protection-wise, we could have changed that space, but architecturally, it is too precious a space to not honor, so the cloister in the center has become a real focal point of the hotel. Then, there is an original chapel that was earmarked to be a nightclub. When we started work on this chapel, we uncovered original stained-glass windows and a hand-painted ceiling. You can convert it into a great destination experience, but it doesn’t lend itself to the kind of future-forward, modern approach that we take with W. It wouldn’t do this building and location justice.”

The hotel will include two restaurants by New York-based Major Food Group, a spa facility by L. Raphael and an outdoor pool and lounge.

Ingham said that the company is looking for other sites in Tel Aviv for a new-build style for a W.

Source: https://www.hotelbusiness.com/hb-exc...l-aviv-israel/
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Old Jun 4, 18, 5:15 pm
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any word on when this will be bookable?
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