Tel Aviv maternity ward becomes pared-back Vera hotel
The Vera hotel by Yaron Tal Studio

Tel Aviv maternity ward becomes pared-back Vera hotel

Brickwork walls, engraved tins ceilings and custom furniture feature in this boutique hotel in Tel Aviv.

The Vera is a 39-room hotel in a five-storey structure that functioned as offices in the 1950s, and before that, a maternity ward.

The Vera hotel by Yaron Tal Studio

The project is owned and run by Danny Tamari, who designed the hotel with local studio Yaron Tal, and architecture firm Asaf Solomon.

The hotel lobby is characterised by rough plastered walls, engraved tin ceilings and wooden floors. Additional details are provided by custom furnishings and greenery.

The Vera hotel by Yaron Tal Studio

Elsewhere, interiors feature a natural yet minimal palette of cream, black, white and grey. Caramel leather couches, wooden designs, and blackened steel and concrete accents add texture and cohesion.

The Vera hotel by Yaron Tal Studio

Throughout the project includes a fusion of pieces sourced from Israel to create a distinctive "local anthology". The design team worked closely with local woodworkers, metal artisans and weavers.

The Vera hotel by Yaron Tal Studio

This includes furniture designed by Tomer Nachshon and blown-glass light fixtures by Ohad Benit, both of whom are based in Tel Aviv. The hotel rooms also feature organic toiletries produced by Arugot, which is a family-owned cosmetics brand in Israel.

The Vera hotel by Yaron Tal Studio

Bright and airy bedrooms feature pale rendered walls complemented by white curtains and bed sheets. Glazed doors open from some of the rooms onto private patios, featuring wooden seating, brickwork walls and greenery.

The lounge area opens onto an outdoor garden for relaxing. A second outdoor space is provided on a rooftop patio overlooking the city.

The Vera hotel by Yaron Tal Studio

The Vera hotel also produces a quarterly journal, which showcases happenings in Tel Aviv. It is produced in partnership by Telavivian and its graphics are designed by local agency Studio Koniak.

The Vera hotel by Yaron Tal Studio

The project is among a number of boutique hotels in the Israeli city, which is experiencing a boom in design projects, according to its local creatives.

The Vera hotel by Yaron Tal Studio

The Vera hotel is located near Rothschild Boulevard and to the historic neighbourhood of Neve Tzedek.

Numerous restaurants are nearby, including Opa restaurant by Vered Kadouri and Craft & Bloom, Bana cafe by Amit Studio and Ya Pan by Pitsou Kedem. Kedem's office is also close by.

Photography is by Assaf Pinchuk courtesy of the Vera hotel.

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The Vera hotel by Yaron Tal Studio
The Vera hotel by Yaron Tal Studio
The Vera hotel by Yaron Tal Studio
The Vera hotel by Yaron Tal Studio