The immensely popular Diaghilev Hotel is unique in two ways. Firstly, it is a ‘live art’ hotel meaning the lobby hosts changing art exhibitions. Secondly, there is no name on the front of the building. In fact, it’s so elusive that even many locals are oblivious to the storm that the Diaghilev Hotel has caused since it entered the Tel Aviv boutique hotel market a couple of years ago.
Named for Sergei Pavlovich Diaghilev, an iconic Russian promoter of the arts who many consider was responsible for revitalizing ballet by introducing to it other art forms (music, painting, and drama), the Diaghilev Hotel takes this very theme of introducing new things into places by placing art at the heart of the hotel. The theme is contemporary, but the exhibits constantly change. At any one time, there are over 400 pieces of art on display, all for sale.
The Diaghilev Hotel has 54 guest rooms, all suites which are uniquely furnished, large in size and feature separate living rooms. The whole hotel features free wifi, and the rooms follow the concept of having ‘perfectly darkened bedrooms’ including black sheets to promote restorative sleep.
The common areas of the Diaghilev are like one-big art gallery, and from time to time host exhibitions and other events. Breakfast is offered at a selection of local cafes.
The Diaghilev Hotel is set within the heart of the White City, just a few minutes from Rothschild Boulevard and the many restaurants and cafes it has to offer. The beach is about twenty minutes walk away.