David InterContinental, Tel Aviv
Tel: 972 3 795 1111
Concierge.com's insider take:
The splashiest luxury hotel in Tel Aviv, which opened in 1998, lies a bit outside the city center and is a favorite of corporate travelers because of its massive conference facilities and elaborate business center. Still, it managed to lure Madonna when she came to visit Israel in the fall of 2004. Perhaps what caught her eye was the hotel's large outdoor pool deck (which morphs into a hip lounge on balmy summer nights) or the location (just across from the beach). Its 555 units include just about every imaginable room configuration, from standard rooms to apartmentlike royal and presidential suites.