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Hotel Alkonin, Lilienblum 9

Accor the multinational hospitality company, is setting up a new hotel on the ruins of the original hotel – built at 9 Lilenblum St. in Tel Aviv, the Alkonin-Central Hotel – the first hotel in Tel Aviv, built in 1913.

The building will undergo a process of preservation and the old structure will contain 45 rooms. In the second phase, a new building will be built next to it, with 100 additional rooms.

The hotel was built by contractor Samuel Nathan Wilson, and originally contained 38 rooms on two floors, later a third floor was added to the rear of the building.

At that time, the hotel was the tallest building in Tel Aviv. The hotel has hosted important personalities from Lebanon and Saudi Arabia, as well as other well-known guests such as David Ben-Gurion, Second President Isaac Ben-Zvi and King Abdullah (Hussein’s grandfather).

The hotel was built by Menachem Nahum Alkonin who immigrated to Israel in 1912 from Russia, with his wife Malka and their 6 children. Alkonin purchased a 3-acre plot between Neve Tzedek neighborhood and Achuzat Beit and in 1913 built a residence and hotel there. The building also included a private synagogue for the family and hotel guests. As Tel Aviv expanded, the street was named after Moshe Leib Lilienblum, one of the leaders of the Hovevei Zion movement in Russia.

The walls of the building were built of kurkar stone and were about 50 cm thick. Stylish elements such as handrails, window sills, stairs, cornices and more are used in the design of the building. In addition, the interior walls were decorated with murals.

Noga Nagarut, manufacture of wooden windows & doors in the project according to the documentation file.

The windows, shutters, interior and exterior doors and accessories of Noga Nagarut are designed for luxury homes, preservation buildings and buildings with a meticulous design look. The products are imported from Europe and manufactured in high quality.

Architect: Bar Orian Architects
Contractor: Rom Geves
Documentary Architect: Tal Eyal

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