75 Years of the King David Hotel
December 2006: To commemorate 75 years of existence an exhibition has been mounted in the public areas of the King David Hotel charting its colorful history, complete with architectural explanations, historical facts and artifacts from throughout the years.
The exhibition is divided into 4 main subjects and includes the visitor’s guest book from 1931-1990; some serving utensils used at the beginning; an antique “Zenith” telephone used in the 1940s and a night basin that was utilized in the guestrooms until the 1950s.
The sections are as follows:
King David as a territorial landmark: Many photos taken from Jewish archives and documentation surrounding the days of the British mandate.
King David as a milestone for peace: Video clips and documentation of talks surrounding peace agreements and Governmental events.
King David as an architecture and design icon: – the exhibition will display photos of the evening the hotel was opened depicting the special architectural facets of the rooms, halls and restaurants as well as the Jerusalem landscape from windows and balconies.
King David’s V.I.Ps: – A series of photos of kings, queens, presidents, politicians, film stars and dignitaries from all over the world who have passed through this magnificent hotel. There will also be on display a unique path of celebrity autograph honoring the King David over the past 75 years so that visitors can ‘walk through history’ from one side of the hotel to the other.
The exhibition which is free to the public will run in the King David for six months.