The David Citadel Hotel
The eleven-story David Citadel Hotel is shaped like a horseshoe
whose inner surface echoes the great opera houses, with the
rooms' balconies looking out onto the 'stage,' in this case,
the Old City and the historical site “Citadel and Tower
of David”. At the bases of the horseshoe a series of
terraces accommodates a glass-domed lobby, dining area, a
swimming pool, and hanging gardens. The attenuated sides of
the horseshoe step down on either side, in effect allowing
the building to descend toward the Old City, affording each
suite a roof garden. The hotel is constructed of traditional
rough-hewn golden Jerusalem limestone.
Architect: Moshe Safdie
Moshe Safdie was born in Haifa in 1938. Just six years after
earning a degree in architecture from McGill University in
1961, Moshe Safdie made a name for himself with his award-winning
Habitat '67 project. Other projects include the Western Wall
Precinct Plan and Musée de la Civilization, among others.
Designers: Chhada, Siembieda
Chhada, Siembieda & Partners are among the hospitality industry's
most sought-after designers having created and renovated at
least 70 premium hotel properties, with an experience of 30
years in the hotel design industry.
Prestigious hotel projects include, The David Citadel in Jerusalem,
Four Seasons in New York, Kahala in Hawaii, the Regent and
the Conrad in Hong Kong, The Windsor in Melbourne, the Oberoi
and Taj Mahal in Mumbai, among others.