Israel’s first Clarins Spa opens at Elkonin Tel Aviv

The Elkonin Clarins Spa is designed as a peaceful sanctuary for rejuvenation


By Wendy Golledge

15 June 2023

Part of Accor’s MGallery Hotel Collection, Elkonin Tel Aviv has officially opened featuring a Clarins spa.

The country’s first spa by the family-run French brand, the Clarins Spa is designed as a peaceful sanctuary for rejuvenation.

With five treatment rooms, dressed in shades of white and beige, it also offers a relaxation lounge and Turkish-style hammam.

The 300sqm spa will provide a selection of Clarins body and facial therapies, including the Elkonin Signature Treatment, which was created exclusively for the hotel and is intended to revitalise and refocus the mind.

A spa treatment room with two beds
A treatment room at the Clarins Spa at Elkonin Tel Aviv

Spa information

The spa employs one full-time and five freelance therapists, and is managed by Valeria Tochilovsky.

Pools and wet areas were supplied by Icnq Studio, tiles by Appiani, uniforms by Franch manufacturer Kami and towels and spa linens from Arad Textiles.

Treatment beds were supplied by Gharieni, the fitness equipment is from Technogym and the lockers and changing rooms have been designed by Icnq.

"Beauty begins with you. Our therapists at the hotel have all been personally trained by Clarins' trainers, who came to Israel from Paris."

Valeria Tochilovsky

Spa manager, Elkonin Tel Aviv

Mediterranean vistas

With 44 rooms and suites, the Elkonin is housed in Tel Aviv’s first ever hotel, originally built in 1913 in the Neve Tzedek neighbourhood.

Restored by Bar Orian architecture and interior design studio, Iconique, the rooftop at Elkonin Tel Aviv offers a swimming pool with striped-tile flooring.

There is also a rooftop bar, inspired by the Côte d’Azur, with vistas of Tel Aviv and the Mediterranean.

Elkonin is the first hotel to partner exclusively with the Robuchon group, which holds 31 Michelin stars worldwide, to offer a fine-dining restaurant by world-renowned Jöel Robuchon, L’Epoque.

A hotel facade in Israel
Elkonin Tel Aviv features a glass-ensnared modern tower providing access to the rooftop on the seventh floor

A Tel Aviv icon

The hotel was originally constructed in an eclectic art deco style by Malka and Menachem Elkonin, with the mission of creating a welcoming retreat for visitors to Tel Aviv-Jaffa.

It quickly became the gathering place for some of the world’s most prominent figures including Albert Einstein, King Abdullah of Jordan, and the first prime minister of Israel, David Ben-Gurion.

In 2004 the hotel was acquired by Franco-Israeli entrepreneur Dominique Romano, who set out to revive the boutique hotel in avant-garde French style.

Bespoke Eric Brand furniture has been made exclusively for the project.

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