CHEVY CHASE, Md., Dec. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. unveiled its first hotel in Israel today, with the much anticipated official opening of The Ritz-Carlton, Herzliya. Spectacularly located overlooking the Mediterranean, the property is a first-of-its-kind industry leader for Israel's luxury hotel market and the country's first true 21st century "Urban Resort". "It is a privilege to bring The Ritz-Carlton legendary service to Israel at this beautiful seafront location in the greater Tel Aviv area," said Herve Humler, President and Chief Operations Officer, The Ritz-Carlton. "The Ritz-Carlton service philosophy will be brought to life by a committed team of Israeli Ladies and Gentlemen at our 85 th hotel." Herzliya is Tel Aviv's water-front leisure destination, with pristine beaches and an exclusive residential area. Adjacent to Israel's "Silicon Valley", Herzliya is a destination for both business and leisure travellers close to the historic cultural sights, Bauhaus architecture and the dynamic cafe and restaurant culture of Tel Aviv. The Ritz-Carlton, Herzliya is a contemporary resort situated above the Marina with accommodations including 115 rooms and 82 suites and residences. Contemporary interiors inspired by the colours of the Mediterranean coastline combine with the sweeping sea views to create a spacious relaxed ambience in each of the rooms and suites. An exciting collection of artwork throughout the hotel is centred on an original video-art piece by Ayal Landseman, specially commissioned for the lobby area. Celebrated Israeli Chef Yonathan Roshfeld has partnered with the hotel to create the kosher Samuel Herbert Restaurant at the hotel. Chef Roshfeld, renowned for fresh Mediterranean cuisine, brings his creative talent to kosher cuisine for the first time, using local produce to deliver a memorable dining experience at The Ritz-Carlton. The Ritz-Carlton, Herzliya introduces two new bars and lounges to the city with a Lobby Lounge and rooftop al fresco cocktail lounge for the evening. The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Fitness Centre and rooftop pool bring an unrivalled array of leisure facilities to complement the resort's beachfront location.