Mamilla Center: David's Citadel Hotel
Project Title
Mamilla Center: David's Citadel Hotel
This eight-story U-shaped hotel, constructed of traditional rough-hewn Jerusalem limestone, overlooks the Citadel and the Old City beyond. Central ground-level terraces accommodate a glass-domed lobby, dining patios, a swimming pool, and hanging gardens. A four-story stone arcade defines the main entrance along King David Street, while a suspended glass canopy, echoing the arcade’s form, highlights the porte cochère. Inside, pattered stone floors, beech wood paneling, and stenciled wood ceilings compose a modern design rooted in the traditions of Jerusalem and the Mediterranean.

Images on this page: 1 View of Old City from hotel corridor; 2 Terrace and restaurant level plan

Jerusalem, Israel

between 1993 and 1998
Completion Date
Client: The Alrov Group

Cost: $80 million

Size: 44,411 sq m (473,616 sq ft)

Project Type
Safdie Architects
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