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Genossar Hotel


Genossar Hotel
מלון גינוסר
לשעבר מלון המרגוע אליזבטה פיינגולד
Formerly the The Elisabetha Feingold Haven of Rest and Auditorium


Structure in General

low-rise building
existing [under renovation]
exposed structure
applied masonry
early modernism


restaurant cinema conferencing space


  • The hotel was built by Shlomo Feingold in memory of his first wife, Elizabeth-Elisheva Feingold, of the Cairo Jewish community.
  • The February 1929 inauguration was attended by The British Mandate High Commisioner Sir John Chancellor
  • Feingold, who went bankrupt in 1931, rented and operated the hotel and cinema under Zaltsman Pensions
  • Along with his wife, Yehudit, Shlomo Feingold lived in the hotel until his death in 1935, and her death in 1953.
  • The Grand Banquet Hall was the first in Israel to employ a concrete beams grid allowing for a large span column-free ceiling.
  • The hotel was a popular vacation spot for British police and soldiers in the 1930's and 1940's, and later a popular weddings venue in the 1950's
  • The hotel changed hands in 1949, was renamed Ginossar Hotel, with refurbished interior wall paintings by artist Hanna Lerner
  • Mid 1960's the hotel was closed, and lay abandoned, until the site was bought in 2020.
  • The hotel is listed for preservation, and rezoned with a hotel and residential tower
  • The hotel's cinema, inaugurated with silent films, plush red velvet banquet hall, smoking and billiard rooms made it a pinnacle of Tverya's vibrant 1930's and 1940's nightlife scene
  • The building's dome collapsed in a fire on August 2001
  • For decades, the derelict grand hotel was locally nicknamed 'Tverya's abandoned palace'
  • Chief architects Dov Hershkowitz and Aharon Shwartzblat, designed it as an early modernist, palatial eclectic style.
  • In private hands, in the 1970's it was suggested to be purchased as a presidential vacation home for Israeli and visiting foreign dignitaries.
  • Bought in 2020, the developer plans to add a 25 floor mixed use residential and hotel tower

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Bialik Street with Ehad HaAm Street
Genossar Hotel
Northern District

Technical Data

34.97 ft
Apr 2020 - 2022

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Features & Amenities

  • One of the city's famous buildings
  • City landmark
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