Making the Best of Business Travel in Israel
BY Lee Saunders DATE 15/03/2022
With the Start-Up Nation of Israel at the forefront of technological innovation and attracting record investments over the past few years, business travel in Israel goes from strength to strength.
Whether you are looking for the plushest boardrooms and bedrooms around or an exquisite stay at an innovative hotel, such as The Link, the Dan Hotels chain is one of the best business hotels in Israel. A red-carpet welcome for business travelers, the hotels offer cutting-edge facilities, the fastest Wi-Fi, and the most professional rooms, in order to allow you to confidently focus on what you do best: run your business.
With the long working week in Israel running from Sunday-Thursday, and some international companies open on the weekends, you can base yourself centrally at one of the Dan Hotels in Tel Aviv, Herzliya or Jerusalem and be within touching distance of the companies and entrepreneurs you want to meet.
Business hotels in Tel Aviv – at the heart of Silicon Wadi
With Israel frequently taking pole position in R&D spending and having more start-ups per capita than any other country in the world, Tel Aviv sits right in the heart of ‘Silicon Wadi’, a cluster of Israeli cities that make up the country’s hi-tech landscape. Visiting or receiving Tel Aviv start-ups can be a hugely rewarding thing to do in Tel Aviv. With a splendid view of the Tel Aviv beach, the Dan Tel Aviv is one of the best business hotels in Tel Aviv, uncompromising on international standards of professionalism, giving you access to five function rooms that can hold between 60 and 240 people for trade shows, team meetings or a press conference. With services, such as sound and lighting, as well as computers, screens, and modems/Wi-Fi, you can relax ahead of your event.
The neighboring Dan Panorama Tel Aviv has a Conferences and Events Center, which has more than 20 years’ experience in producing and organizing hundreds of conferences, conventions, seminars and private events. Whether using the central hall for 1,500 people or one of the five conference halls, your board and business meetings will be supported by the most efficient and friendly team of professionals, with the sharp attention to detail that has always been a principle of Dan Hotels.
Link Hotel & Hub – perfect for emerging start-ups and young entrepreneurs
If you are an emerging start-up, the three-year-old Link Hotel & Hub is a home away from home. Strategically located close to the city’s business, cultural, shopping and transportation centers, the Link, designed for young professionals, offers business travelers innovative features designed for tech-savvy guests and a LinkApp that allows you to book meeting rooms that equipped with the latest presentation accessories and also acts as a virtual concierge helping guests explore all that Tel Aviv is.
Further up the coast and overlooking the Mediterranean from the city of Herzliya, the cliff-top Dan Accadia is yet another ideal office away from home. With all your technical and logistical needs met, the luxurious Business Lounge is just a few steps from a path that takes you down to the tranquil and seemingly endless shoreline, the Dan Accadia is also on the doorstep of some of the world’s powerhouse hi-tech firms based here, such as IBM, Microsoft and HP, as well as numerous venture capital firms, both Israeli and international. In 2016, Herzliya-based social game developer, Playtika was sold by owners Caesars Interactive Entertainment to an international consortium for $4.4 billion.
Dan Hotels: Best business facilities in Jerusalem
Not to be overshadowed by Tel Aviv, Jerusalem has its own success story to tell. The world’s largest chip manufacturer, Intel bought Jerusalem-founded Mobileye in 2017 for over $15 billion and the hi-tech sector has continued to attract investment and prosper. Business travelers coming to Jerusalem often attend events at the ICC Jerusalem, named by Business Destinations Business and Tourism Magazine as one of the top ten convention centers in the world. Visitors can base themselves at the flagship King David Jerusalem Hotel, which has hosted celebrities, royalty and some of the world’s most successful entrepreneurs and professionals, hosting meetings against a backdrop of contemporary luxury and rich history. You can also choose the luxurious Dan Jerusalem, minutes from the Jerusalem Light Rail that will take you swiftly to the city center and on to the Old City for after your meetings, while the honey-colored Dan Panorama Jerusalem has a splendid lounge located on the hotel’s 9th floor, with elegant public areas and rooms for business meetings.
Israel’s reputation as a business destination for forward-thinking entrepreneurs has long been recognized, and recently, on the back of the Abraham Accords, there has already been an uptick in regional travel from countries, such as the UAE, Morocco and Bahrain, in order to attend a wide range of key seminars and business conferences. With Corona restrictions continuing to ease and business travel resuming, the time has never been better to log off Zoom, and visit Israel in person.
Written by Lee Saunders