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The property provides guests with a unique and quiet getaway removed from the surrounding city offering an atmosphere of cooperation and relaxation that has prompted many a diplomat, foreign guest or government to seek solace here sallywatch . The property  enjoys a  history and reputation as a neutral player in the world of regional politics and, from 1948 thur 1967 was part of Jordan, though serving as a meeting grounds between Israel and Jordan during this period. Centrally located bordering the western/Jewish side of the city the property is considered the location of choice for foreign vistors to the Palestinian governed areas of the country, international media and others working within the territories or reporting from the region. The hotel units are located within three separate buildings, the main house, Palm House and the East House providing a variety of room types ranging from the large Pasha suites to standard guest rooms.  All the rooms are furnished in an oriental style equipped with telephones, televisions, air conditioning, heat as well as work desks and private bathrooms.



Background Information


The American Colony Hotel is considered a boutique five star property offering a total of 86 guest rooms in the heart of East Jerusalem. The historical building dates back to the late 1800's when it was first built as a pasha's palace and only later became a home for a group of American and Swedish immigrants. Later the property was converted into a high-end boutique hotel serving foreign guests. The property is part of the Leading Hotels of World group of properties.





Situated in a secure enclave just off of the city's route 1 thoroughfare.




Facilities & Amenitites


  • Arabesque Restaurant
  • Cellar Bar (opened in winter)

  • Courtyard Restaurant (opened in spring and summer)

  • Courtyard Bar (opened in spring/summer)

  • Pasha room (seats 100 pax)

  • On site health facility

  • Outdoor Pool

  • Book store

  • Retail/souvenir shop

  • Conference room (seating 12)



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