The Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem is a study in contrasts. It is both the oldest and the newest luxury hotel in the city. It has a traditional Islamic façade, yet the most modern and green amenities and infrastructure.
Situated in the heart of Jerusalem, the hotel is a five-minute walk from the historic Old City walls. Built as the Palace Hotel in 1929 by the Supreme Muslim Council headed by the Grand Mufti Haj Amin al-Husseini, a supporter of Adolf Hitler and a Nazi collaborator during World War II, it is now owned by the Canadian-Jewish Reichmann family and is managed by the Hilton chain.