The King David Hotel will be closed for 24 hours next week, in order to accommodate Russian President Vladimir Putin, who will be arriving on an official visit. This will be Putin's first visit to Israel since 2005. In order to ensure smooth operations, the hotel decided to leave the entire facility to Putin and his entourage.
Putin will meet with top officials on his visit, including Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and President Shimon Peres. He will also dedicate a new memorial in Netanya dedicated to the memory of Jewish soldiers who fell in the defense of Russia.