Israel was featured in eleven different categories in the Condé Nast Traveler’s 28th annual Readers’ Choice Awards. Jerusalem, El Al, and select Eilat, Jerusalem and Tel Aviv hotels were chosen as among the world’s best in their different travel groupings.
First we start with Jerusalem, named as one of the Best Cities in the World! “Long a place of religious pilgrimage for Christians, Jews and Muslims, Jerusalem is now drawing a different sort of pilgrim: the global traveler. In addition to its significant sacred and religious sights, the city boasts modern architecture, a cutting-edge light-rail transit network, and a growing number of notable restaurants,” reads the story in Conde Neste on why Jerusalem ranks 11th in the readers’ survey. “Head to the Israel Museum for an exploration of the country’s culture, and stop for a bite at Machneyuda for authentic Mediterranean cuisine.”
Israeli hotels in Eilat, Tel Aviv and Jerusalem were honored for their luxury and service as well. The Dan Eilat Red Sea Hotel took third spot with a rating of 88.593 in ‘Resorts in the Middle East.’ The top two places to stay, according to the survey, are The Palm in Dubai and Emirates Palace in Abu Dhabi.
Earlier results showed that the Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem is among the best hotels in the world and the Waldorf, Mamilla Hotel, King David Jerusalem, Inbal Jerusalem Hotel, Hilton Tel Aviv and David Citadel Hotel were all included in the top Top 15 Hotels in the Middle East.