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December 5, 2007

Jerusalem’s Landmark American Colony Hotel recognized as one of the world’s most exclulsive hotels

By Pardhasaradhi Gonuguntla

August 9, 2007

New York, August 9, 2007: The American Colony Hotel, a Jerusalem landmark since the turn of the 20th century, has joined the ranks of the The Leading Hotels of the World (LHW).

New York-based LHW is the world`s largest luxury hotel grouping, whose membership includes many of the world`s finest hotels. To achieve membership in LHW, hotels must meet 1,500 standards of service that are rigorously checked in frequent and anonymous inspections. LHW is considered one of the world`s ultimate arbiters of luxury hotel-keeping.

“We are delighted that the American Colony has been classified as a “Leading Hotel of the World,” commented Arie Sommer, Israel Tourism Commissioner, North & South America, “bringing the number of LHW hotels in Israel to three.” In addition to the American Colony, Jerusalem`s King David Hotel and Tel Aviv`s Dan Hotel are LHW members.

Founded by an American family who moved to Jerusalem from Chicago in 1881, the American Colony has a long, colorful and storied history. Lawrence of Arabia, Sir Winston Churchill, King Hussein and Marc Chagall are just several of the notable names that are enshrined in the hotel`s guestbook.

Still owned by the family of its original founders, the American Colony has been under Swiss management for more than two decades. To know more, visit and

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