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March 2019: The Jaffa, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Tel Aviv appoints Torsten Richter as General Manager of The Jaffa. After a successful opening in August 2018 under the helm of Galit Heller, Director of Sales and Marketing, Richter brings his expertise in luxury hospitality to the project.

Richter boasts a long career in luxury hospitality, having just come from the SO/Sofitel Bangkok, Accor Hotels & Resorts, Thailand. He began his career at Schlosshotel, Bühlerhöhe in Germany and has since been with renowned hotels around the world such as the Langham Hilton Hotel, Hyde Park Hotel, The Mark Hotel, New York and Savoy Hotel, London.

Richter joined the Starwood Group back in 1997, rising through the ranks and travelling from Europe to South East Asia. In 2006 he was promoted to his first General Manager role at the Le Meridien Khao Lak Beach & Spa Resort and boasted a successful tenure in which he was awarded several awards, including ‘Thailand’s leading Spa Award’ by World Travel Awards.

“I am honoured to take on the position of General Manager at The Jaffa Hotel. The Jaffa presents guests with an urban resort offering a mix of history and architecture alongside great design, trendy food and beverage concepts and quality amenities. The project brings a bold new energy to the city and I am excited to welcome guests to this one of a kind Hotel.” Torsten Richter, General Manager of The Jaffa Hotel. 

Additional information
As of December 2018, The Jaffa, Tel Aviv has been accepted into Virtuoso’s exclusive portfolio of luxury travel partners and as of March 2018, to American Express’ Fine Hotels & Resorts collection.

The Jaffa Hotel
Address: 2 Louis Pasteur street, Tel Aviv
Phone number: +972 (0)3-516-2000
Capacity: 120 Rooms including 17 suites

L. Raphael Spa
The Pool
24/7 fitness center
Tamarindi Boutique Store
Sheshbesh Lounge
The Chapel

Golda’s Deli
Capacity: 64 seats
Hours: 11am-11pm
Phone number: +972 (0)3-778-5661

Don Camillo
Capacity: 124 seats
Hours: Breakfast: 7am-11am, Dinner: 6pm-12am
Phone number: +972 (0)3-778-5660

About The Jaffa

The Jaffa is a member of Marriott International’s The Luxury Collection brand. Located in the historic 4000-year-old city of Jaffa, in proximity to the Jaffa port and the Flea market, the property comprises of a 19th century French Hospital and a new building. The Jaffa is designed by London-based, minimalist designer John Pawson, who was responsible for the meticulous restoration of the property for the past decade. The Jaffa features 120 hotel rooms and suites, 30 residential apartments, an outdoor pool, the signature New York-style Italian restaurant Don Camillo, the New York style deli Golda’s Delicatessen, a lounge bar located in the 19th century Chapel, a Spa by L. Raphael, Tamarindi Boutique store and a state-of-the-art fitness center. The 30 exclusive residences are situated in the newly constructed wing of this landmark property. The rooms and residences at THE JAFFA offer panoramic views of the Mediterranean Sea, and stunning views of Jaffa’s ancient port with the interlacing side streets of Jaffa's charming artists' colony. The opening marks The Luxury Collection’s ninth property in the Middle East, signifying the brand’s commitment to expanding its footprint and serving as a destination authority in the most coveted destinations around the world. For more information, please visit: 

About RFR Holding

RFR is a fully integrated real estate investment firm based in New York City with a core focus on select urban markets in the United States and Germany. Founded by Aby Rosen and Michael Fuchs in the early 1990’s, the firm has been an active force in the New York City and German real estate market for much of the past two decades. RFR’s portfolio has grown to include more than 100 properties located in select domestic and international markets. While its property portfolio is anchored in the Manhattan and key German commercial markets, RFR also has significant commercial, residential, hotel, and retail holdings. RFR has a proven track record of adding significant value to the properties it acquires through property-level repositioning and strategic financial engineering. RFR has created an organization with deep experience in all phases of the property life cycle and is positioned to take advantage of market opportunities.

About The Luxury Collection® Hotels & Resorts

The Luxury Collection®, part of Marriott International, Inc., is comprised of world-renowned hotels and resorts offering unique, authentic experiences that evoke lasting, treasured memories. For the global explorer, The Luxury Collection offers a gateway to the world's most exciting and desirable destinations. Each hotel and resort is a unique and cherished expression of its location; a portal to the destination's indigenous charms and treasures. Originated in 1906 under the CIGA® brand as a collection of Europe's most celebrated and iconic properties, today The Luxury Collection brand is a glittering ensemble, recently surpassing 100 of the world's finest hotels and resorts in more than 30 countries and territories. All of these hotels, many of them centuries old, are internationally recognized as being among the world's finest. For more information and new openings, visit or follow Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. The Luxury Collection is proud to participate in the industry’s award-winning loyalty program, Starwood Preferred Guest®. Members can now link accounts with Marriott Rewards®, which includes The Ritz-Carlton Rewards® at for instant elite status matching and unlimited points transfer.


Contact: Ariel Ben Moshe

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