Bono at the King David
The King David Hotel, Jerusalem was delighted to welcome Bono, the lead singer of Irish rock band U2, during his recent visit to Israel. He was here for a private vacation with his family and the hotel ensured that they enjoyed the utmost discretion during their stay.
Although the King David Hotel, flagship of the Dan Hotels, is used to high profile guests there was a heightened sense of excitement among the junior employees who provided direct services to Bono and his family. Their visit was dealt with on a personal and discreet basis by a small dedicated team of staff, who were pleased to hear that in spite of the Passover menu Bono and his family were pleased with the haute cuisine served at the hotel.
Bono, who stayed at the King David for five days during the Passover holiday, was quickly noticed by the other guests who greatly enjoyed their unexpected neighbor.
Bono's family was especially pleased with the luxury standards at the King David, staying in some of the finest suites the hotel offers. Before leaving, Bono signed the hotel’s famous guest book, taking his time to study the entries of world leaders and celebrities before him. For his entry, Bono quoted the Yehudah Amichai poem 'A Dog Called Hope', complete with drawing and personal thanks to the staff that cared for him and his family.