Conde Nast hot lists Beresheet Hotel

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Conde Nast Traveler picks Beresheet Hotel as one of 2012's best new places to stay. (Assaf Pinchuk)

Conde Nast Traveler picks Beresheet Hotel as one of 2012's best new places to stay. (Assaf Pinchuk)

For 10 months, Conde Nast Traveler reporters roamed the globe seeking out the Best New Hotels of 2012. The magazine’s annual Hot List elected the Beresheet Hotel at Mitzpe Ramon as one of the world’s best new hotels.

The hotel is part of the local Isrotel chain. It was built right on the edge of the Ramon Crater at 800m above sea level.

“Beresheet plays host to a cosmopolitan crowd dominated by deep-pocketed Israelis weekending from Tel Aviv. Adrenaline junkies explore the crater in open jeeps; history buffs peruse the ruins of the ancient Nabataen city of Avdat,” writes the magazine in its review.

Conde Nast reporters checked out 172 new hotels in 49 countries. Beresheet was listed 52nd out of 121 obligatory stopovers for travelers.

“A good hotel is more than just a blissful temporary roost: It’s also a bellwether, an important peek at what … our readers are really looking for,” writes the magazine. “Not to mention in the very destinations you’re traveling to.”

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