The David Citadel Hotel
The eleven-story David Citadel Hotel is shaped like a horseshoe, with balconies looking out onto the Old City and the historical Tower of David. At the bases of the horseshoe a series of terraces accommodate a glass-domed lobby, dining area, swimming pool and hanging gardens. The attenuated sides of the horseshoe step down on either side, in effect allowing the building to descend toward the Old City, affording each suite a roof garden. The hotel is constructed of traditional rough-hewn golden Jerusalem limestone.
Architect: Moshe Safdie & Associates
Moshe Safdie was born in Haifa in 1938. Just six years after earning a degree in architecture from McGill University in 1961, Moshe Safdie made a name for himself with his award-winning Habitat '67 project. Other projects include the Western Wall Precinct Plan and Musée de la Civilization.
Designer: Piero Lissoni
Piero Lissoni brings to The David Citadel Hotel a wealth of product and furniture design, interiors and architectural experience, all of which have firmly positioned him as one of the most globally respected and in demand designers currently working. Lissoni has designed for a stellar list of brands including Boffi, Cassina, Kartell, Alessi and Poltrona Frau, whilst key interiors and architectural projects include the Hotel Monaco and Grand Canal, the Mitzul Garden Hotel in Tokyo, store design for Ellie Tahari and new private residences at Dellis Cay for Mandarin Oriental.