The Theatron: a boutique hotel in Jerusalem took its name from its location. It is directly across the road from the Jerusalem Theater, with which according to Ritz (general manager), the hotel has already entered into cooperative arrangements.
The Theatron Jerusalem Hotel Residence & Spa Mgallery is within easy walking distance of places such as the President’s Residence; Hansen House, which features cultural and artistic activities and a popular dairy restaurant; the Museum for Islamic Art; the Israel Democracy Institute; and the First Station Compound.
The project, which is situated on private land took a very long time to complete. The time factor was not attributable to bureaucracy, explains Sharon Hasid (founder), but rather to the company’s attention to detail. This is perhaps most obvious in the impressive synagogue, with its see-through women’s gallery divided from the men’s section by an ornate grille. The ceiling is ringed with spotlights to ensure that every congregant is able to clearly see the text in the prayer books, which are edged in gold and covered in white leather embossed with gold. The seats are solid and extremely well-padded for ultimate comfort.
Another aspect of detail in the hotel was finding a way to combine the architectural traditions of Jerusalem with modernity. This was accomplished by creating one wall in the public areas in Jerusalem stone and combining it with a muted color scheme of off-white, beige, old gold and brown.