Occupying two 1925 Bauhaus buildings, the Norman sits in the heart of Tel Aviv’s White City, a UNESCO–listed district of modernist architectural gems. The 50-room hotel, opened in December, exudes a bright, refreshing sophistication—starting with the custom citrus spray that wafts through the lobby, calling to mind the kumquat and pomelo trees in the courtyard. The hotel’s social hub, the Library Bar, evokes the British colonial era with its pewter-top bar, gently revolving ceiling fans, vintage posters and classically attired waitstaff. Curator Tamar Dresdner enlivens the décor with original works by leading contemporary Israeli
artists, such as Tsibi Geva, Sigalit Landau and the graffiti artist Klone.