Elma Arts Complex Luxury Hotel

Rooms 95   Architecture YA’AKOV RECHTER, Amnon Rechter, Ranni Ziss   Interior Design Baranowitz & Kronenberg, Lea Mahler, UNITED
The Original Lily Elstein

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95
Architecture
YA’AKOV RECHTER, Amnon Rechter, Ranni Ziss
Interior
Design Baranowitz & Kronenberg, Lea Mahler, UNITED
The Original Lily Elstein
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—A Brutalist icon reborn as a stunning boutique property and cultural center, the Elma Arts Complex Luxury Hotel is nothing if not inspired.

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    Rooms 95 /Architecture YA’AKOV RECHTER, Amnon Rechter, Ranni Ziss /Interior Design Baranowitz & Kronenberg, Lea Mahler, UNITED /The Original Lily Elstein

    After eight years of extensive planning and construction, the Mivtachim Sanitarium, Yaakov Rechter’s award-winning masterwork of postwar Brutalism, reopened as the Elma Arts Complex Luxury Hotel, an innovative boutique property set on the rim of Israel’s Mount Carmel Ridge overlooking vast sloping forests and the deep blue Mediterranean Sea. Located in Zichron Ya’akov, some 40 miles up the coastline from Tel Aviv, Elma is the brainchild of Israeli philanthropist and art collector Lily Elstein, whose original dream was to build a cultural center. And yet Elma, with 95 spacious, opulently outfitted guestrooms and 750 square meters of gallery space devoted to Israeli and international artists, feels as much like a cultural hotspot as a luxury hotel. Elma (an acronym for Elstein Music and Art) also features two state-of-the-art performance halls, the locally sourced Oratorio restaurant, indoor and outdoor pools, and a sumptuous spa. 

     

    Please note that due to the Jewish Shabbat, check-in before 7pm on Saturdays cannot be guaranteed.

    Nearest Airport
    TLV - Ben Gurion International Airport
    Food & Drink
    2 Restaurants (Oratorio & Poolside) & bar
    Event Space
    Auditorium, terraces for welcome cocktails, outdoor amphitheaters, conference halls
    Spa & Recreation
    Wellness area, treatment rooms, indoor pool, fitness
    Internet
    Complimentary WiFi
    Services
    2 Concerts halls, 2 art galleries, 4 creative studios

    Rooms and Suites

    The Elma Arts Complex Luxury Hotel’s 95 spacious rooms, suites and freestanding cottages are opulently outfitted with a carefully curated selection of fabrics and other materials. Terrazzo tiles, Kilim rugs, original artworks, and natural oak furnishings are complemented by cutting-edge amenities, such as LED “smart” televisions and espresso machines. The placement of the furniture invites guests to immerse themselves in the breathtaking views from each balcony and terrace of the surrounding forests of Mount Carmel Ridge and the vast sea beyond, perfectly framed by Rechter’s original room partitions.

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    An Unexpected Symphony

    You make your way through the modular concrete units that make up the building—a famous architectural masterpiece—and notice crowds of people gathering, talking and laughing in anticipation. Soon you are seated in a sea of spectators, looking up at a stage. Hushed voices ripple through the crowd…

    As time passes, what endures are the moments that moved your soul or altered your mind—the Original Experiences that stay with you long after you’ve returned home. Click here to read more about the Original Experiences that await at Elma Arts Complex Luxury Hotel, and begin dreaming up your next extraordinary trip.

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    Interior Design

    The interiors of Elma Arts Complex Luxury Hotel exude the signatures of high modernism—exposed cement, clean white lines, natural walnut furnishings—echoing the undulating subtlety of its façade. 

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    Architecture

    Ya’akov Rechter’s Mivtachim Sanitarium, a serpentine-shaped Brutalist masterwork, earned him the prestigious Israel Award for Architecture in 1973. The building's masterful renovation some 40 years later echoes the restraint of the original design. 

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    Architecture

    Ya’akov Rechter’s Mivtachim Sanitarium, a serpentine-shaped Brutalist masterwork, earned him the prestigious Israel Award for Architecture in 1973. The building's masterful renovation some 40 years later echoes the restraint of the original design. 

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    Interior Design

    The interiors of Elma Arts Complex Luxury Hotel exude the signatures of high modernism—exposed cement, clean white lines, natural walnut furnishings—echoing the undulating subtlety of its façade. 

    Learn more

    Made by originals

    Lily Elstein

    “Elma is a place where those who enter its doors can find art in every corner and at every moment,” says Lily Elstein, the esteemed philanthropist and arts patron behind the stunning Elma Arts Complex Luxury Hotel. A descendant of the founders of Zichron Ya’akov, the seaside village where Elma is located, Elstein has devoted much of her life to community work in two chief fields: the absorption of immigrants and the promotion of culture. Now, with Elma, she has realized another dream: to meld luxury hospitality with a thriving world-class cultural center while at the same time breathing new life into a near-forgotten architectural masterpiece. 

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