With a rich history dating back to the early 19th century, the multiple-award winning boutique hotel has 84 rooms and is close to many sights. Situated in east Jerusalem, the American Colony Hotel is a 45 minute drive from the Ben Gurion Airport. It is within walking distance from major sights and is a 10 minute drive from the Damascus Gate in the Old City. It was voted Best Hotel in the Middle East for two consecutive years by Conde Nast Traveler magazine, and has been host to such people as Sir Winston Churchill, Laurence of Arabia and Lauren Bacall. The opulent five-star hotel offers quests an east-meets-west and is an elaborate fairytale getaway in the heart of Jerusalem.