The first luxury hotel of its kind, The Jaffa is located within the walls of a 19th century complex that once housed Jaffa's French Hospital. The Jaffa provides unrivaled exclusivity in an internationally desirable destination. Surrounded by the city’s most fashionable neighborhood and just minutes from the beach, The Jaffa provides a perfect blend of service, style, and state-of-the-art luxury.
Designed by renowned architect John Pawson in collaboration with Ramy Gill, the duo transformed the original structure into a blend of modern-meets-historic, while remaining true to the original building's heritage and visual details. The context of this complex architectural undertaking is a site of extraordinary historical and cultural richness, set on the crown of the ancient port city of Jaffa within the walls of the Crusader citadel, with views over the roofs of the old town to the sea, along the broad sweep of the beach front and across to the skyscrapers, Art Deco, classical and modernist buildings of the Tel Aviv skyline.
Throughout the project, the aim has been to preserve and retune the existing historic and archaeological structures whilst also adding significant contemporary elements, creating a powerful new spatial narrative, charged with atmosphere and a seamless sense of place, plans and elevations flexing in response to the site walls and to key landmarks in the surrounding cityscape.