About Us

Elkonin Tel Aviv – MGallery is a central hotel in Tel Aviv offering 44 exquisitely appointed rooms and suites with views of the Tel Aviv skyline. Occupying a landmark 1913 building, our boutique hotel in Tel Aviv’s Neve Tzedek area is home to the city’s first Robuchon restaurant, L’Epoque, as well as an intimate Lounge Bar and a Rooftop Bar with breathtaking cityscapes. A Spa by Clarins features five treatment rooms and a hammam, while our rooftop infinity pool overlooks the sparkling Mediterranean Sea.

Minutes from our hotel is Rothschild Boulevard, where designer stores, art galleries and cafes converge. We’re also ideally located for the Suzanne Dellal Centre of Dance and Theatre, Park HaTachana’s shopping and gastronomy, museums and the beach.

Elkonin Tel Aviv – MGallery is a 30-minute drive from Ben Gurion Airport. We can arrange private airport transfers request. By car, take Exit 13 bearing west from Highway 20. Tel Aviv Central bus station and HaHagana Railway Station are also close by.

Construction in Tel Aviv begins – Neve Tsedek being its first neighborhood
Menachem & Malka Elkonin and their six children arrive in Tel Aviv from Russia with the dream to build a house for their family
מלון היוקרה בתל אביב נוסטלגיה
Their dream becomes reality. Part of the residence located on Lilienblum 9 is home to the Elkonin family, with most of it acting as the first hotel in Tel Aviv.
The hotel welcomes famous guests such as Albert Einstein and David Ben Gurion who a few hundred meters from the property signed the independence of the State of Israel.
אלקונין מלון יוקרה בתל אביב
After years of careful renovation of the historical building and the design of a brand-new glass tower, the Elkonin Hotel is ready to reopen its doors and welcome the world.

our story

Bringing back to life the first ever hotel in the Israeli metropolis, created in 1913 by Malka and Menahem Elkonin – a charismatic couple who immigrated from Russia with their six children who left a strong mark on the city – Elkonin Hotel Mgallery is also a place of historical significance. In the early 20th century, Elkonin relocated his entire family to the newly developed Hebrew settlement of Tel Aviv. Like many other Jewish immigrants who arrived at the time, Elkonin was inspired by the community’s greater mission to create a haven near the Holy Land free from oppression and discrimination. He subsequently decided to remain in Tel Aviv permanently and began planning to open the area’s first boutique hotel. It quickly emerged as one of Tel Aviv’s most celebrated holiday destinations, entertaining all kinds of illustrious travelers such as Albert Einstein, David Ben-Gurion, 1st Prime Minister of Israel, Chaim Weizman, 1st President of Israel, Yitzhak Ben-Zvi, 2nd President of Israel, King Abdullah I of Jordan. All resided under its roof. 

The historic building in which Elkonin Hotel MGallery was built has been meticulously restored. The interior designer wished to preserve the architectural modeling. A site-specific, majestic glass tower designed by Gidi Bar Orian creates a striking architectural dialogue with the historic part of the building. Its rich history inspired Dominique Romano, who acquired it in 2004 with the intention of saving the historic building, which had been abandoned. The Franco-Israeli entrepreneur has given the place a new lease on life by bringing in modernity and an incomparable art of hospitality. The dream of a luxury home and a private getaway became a reality thanks to the architect Gidi Bar Orian and the interior designer Adriana Schor, who in addition to executing the interior design, also acted as artistic director.

The hotel offers a luxuriously elegant and eclectic design while keeping the original spirit of Tel Aviv’s first-ever built hotel in the 1910s.

Hotel Facilities

Worth Experience

Relax at Aviv Beach, a popular sandy beach with nearby cafés and running trails. Carmel Market is an open-air market featuring local produce, spices, and local gift items. Peruse the Tel Aviv Museum of Art, housing modern art from Israel and around the world. Wander around in the sun at Park Hamesila.

Neve Tzedek Neighbourhood

Neve Tzedek is a vibrant and historic neighbourhood in Tel Aviv, Israel. It is considered to be one of the oldest and most picturesque areas in the city, with its narrow streets, old-style architecture, and charming atmosphere. Neve Tzedek is located just south of the bustling Carmel Market and is bordered by the Mediterranean Sea to the west. The neighbourhood was founded in 1887 by a group of Jewish families who sought to establish a new settlement outside the walls of the ancient port city of Jaffa. Over time, the neighbourhood grew and flourished, becoming a cultural and artistic hub in Tel Aviv. Today, Neve Tzedek is home to a diverse mix of residents, including artists, writers, and professionals. The neighbourhood has maintained its old-world charm and is a popular destination for both locals and tourists. Its streets are lined with colourful buildings, many of which have been beautifully restored and converted into trendy shops, cafes, and restaurants.


The MGallery Hotel Collection brand thoughtfully selects and curates unique properties around the world, forming a storied collection of boutique hotels with true soul where captivating stories are lived and shared. With more than 100 properties, each MGallery tells a unique story inspired by its own remarkable past or the destination it calls home. From bespoke design and sensorial mixology to well-being dedicated to everyday self-care, MGallery hotels are places where guests can enjoy an exquisite travel experience.
MGallery is a boutique brand of Accor Ltd