Collection by Jaclyn Sienna India

Jerusalem's Hotel Mamilla

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When plans were introduced for the Mamilla Hotel Jerusalem, which opened in June of 2009 and is among the few selected five-star hotels in the city, it sparked a bit of controversy. This completely modern property could have threatened the sacredness of the Old City and its desire to keep an ancient aesthetic. But all was set at ease once architect Moshe Safdie and designer Piero Lissoni took creative rein. Faced with the challenge of designing a contemporary property for Alrov Luxury Group while honoring the municipal law of building with Jerusalem stone (local practice for years), Israeli-born Safdie used the material’s characteristics to his advantage. He took a medium used for centuries and practically redefined it by delivering something fresh and modern.

As conceived by Safdie, a pristine ceiling of glass and steel tilts to meet Mamilla Hotel’s grand structure of...
Arguably the most prominent feature of the property is the wall of Jerusalem stone.
This is the lounge area in the lobby.
The vast space in the reception area is outfitted with modern furnishings by distinguished Milanese designer Piero...
In this "Executive Bedroom"—as in all 194 bedchambers—you will find original furnishings and creative use of texture...
The bathroom has liquid-crystal Priva-Lite walls (a product of Saint-Gobain Glass System) that frost over with the...
In the mornings, guests head down to the Breakfast Room's round table, custom-designed by Piero Lissoni and produced by...
The hotel’s Dining Room features tables and chairs custom-made by Kartell and Cassina; the outdoor furniture is by...
At the Mamilla Café, the long Carrara marble table, perfect for communal dining, is set against a backdrop of grey and...
Espresso Bar's shiny ebony bar, just off the lobby lounge, is an ideal stop for an afternoon pick-me-up.
The rectangular indoor pool is the centerpiece of the 1000-square-meter Akasha Wellbeing Center.
Mirror Bar, as the name suggests, is a mirror-lined room, made even sultrier with soft lighting, wood accents, and...
In an interview, designer Piero Lissoni shares, "Mamilla wants to express harmony with a solution that brings modernity...
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