June 19, 2018
Marriott International will open a 121-room luxury hotel in Jaffa on July 22. The Jaffa – a Luxury Collection Hotel will be housed in a renovated 19th century building on the corner of Yefet and Louis Pasteur Streets that formerly served as the French Hospital, alongside a new building designed by world famous London-based architect John Pawson and local architect Ramy Gill.
Marriott is opening the hotel in partnership with the building’s owners RFR Holding, a New York real estate company founded by Aby Rosen and Michael Fuchs. With the complex combination of preservation and contemporary design of the new building, The Jaffa is the result of 20 years of planning and construction.
The Luxury Collection and W Hotels global brand leader Anthony Ingham told “Hotel Business, “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. It had a huge delaying impact on the construction of the hotel to be sensitive to the items that were being uncovered.”