Ladies and gentlemen, the sunset! I used to hear that call some years back on Tel Aviv’s Dolphinarium Beach, where every day one of the beach regulars would stand up with his back to the sea and shout it out as the sun dropped over the horizon and into the Mediterranean to the applause of onlookers.
When I was invited to the Tel Aviv Hilton to review the hotel’s newly refurbished Grand Vista Floor, that was the first thing that sprang to mind. What would the greatest show on Earth look like from the 17th- floor lounge that overlooks the Tel Aviv beachfront? Take your pick. Watch it from a breezy balcony that juts out below the lounge so as not to disrupt the view from the lounge or look at it from the lounge itself in air-conditioned comfort from behind a long glass pane that adds a theatrical dimension to the spectacle.