Jerusalem, the capital of Israel, is a significant holy city for the religions of Judaism, Islam, and Christianity. It’s also an important economic centre, with a major focus on the industries of tourism, technology, and IT. It’s a city where ancient history and high-tech modernity meet to give a uniquely charming contrast. The fact that it is sometimes referred to as the ‘City of Gold’ reflects its rich historic roots, and is also appropriate considering its global commercial importance. Booking a hotel in Jerusalem grants you access to the wealth of business opportunities this Middle Eastern city has to offer.
What makes the city an attractive place to visit on business?
Jerusalem is divided into distinct zones, including the Old City, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and West Jerusalem, the modern commercial core. West Jerusalem houses important administrative structures such as the Israeli Parliament. There is also a range of modern business developments and luxury hotels in Jerusalem. Large corporations in the city include Teva Pharmaceutical, IBM, and HP, among many others. The Jerusalem Technology Park is just one of the many hubs for IT and technology companies in the city, and Jerusalem also has a thriving startup scene.
Where are the big business events next to my hotel in Jerusalem?
The ICC (International Conference Centre) is the city’s premier location for business events. The Crowne Plaza Hotel also offers meeting space for business conferences. Events include the World Congress of Psychiatric Genetics, the International Conference on Art & Archaeology, and the International Risk Management Conference. Ecotechnology is a speciality focus in the city, as well as biomedicine and technology. Visiting Jerusalem will allow you to experience the hybridisation of tradition and modernity in the Middle East.
What else can I enjoy during my stay at a Jerusalem hotel?
Visitors to Jerusalem will appreciate its ancient history, with the nearby cities of Bethlehem and Ramallah being popular sites with cultural travellers. The multicultural nature of the city has created a demand for international cuisine. Falafel and shakshouka, popular local dishes, are easily found throughout the city. Professionals will appreciate the city’s fine dining venues, especially Gabriel on Shlomtzion Hamalka Street, an upmarket establishment in a trendy part of town serving European dishes.