Luxury with Flavor to History
Very near the Door of Damask, in east Jerusalem an unique, seductive hotel, inmerso in a magic garden arises with scent to jasmine, with a great history and tradition. From the entrance, the stones of their walls count us the legends, the moments of happiness, the miseries of the hard times, the destructions and laments of the wars.
The family Spafford acquired that great mansion in 1895 when they moved to Jerusalem after suffering the loss of four daughters in a shipwreck. They formed a type of autonomous Kibutz that became a peculiar hotel from 1902 then.
Nowadays, it is a Relais & Chateaux and Leading Small Hotels of the World with elegant living rooms, superb rooms, their patio with oriental scents, their pool and the excellent restaurant "The Arabesque". The bar is the most famous in Jerusalem, where the journalists and correspondents of war are as well as famous people of the whole world. In time of conflicts, everything is said and it is made in their intriguing atmosphere and the news are sent to the world.
The American Colony knows how to receive its guests and to consent them with elegance and refinement, conserving the oriental tradition with the European flavor. The elegance invades its living rooms and suites, the luxury penetrates its spaces and the sun caresses the old stones that count the myths of in the past. It is a place emblemático of Jerusalem that welcomes with delight.
American Colony Hotel
T: (972-2) 6279777
F: (972-2) 6279779
Text: Patrick Monney ± Photo: Patrick Monney.