The northern city of Kiryat Shmoma will be home to its first new hotel in 20 years, according to a press release from the Ministry of Tourism. The Ministry passed a grant allocation for the development of the hotel which will have 104 guest rooms.
Tourism Minister Stas Misezhnikov (Yisrael Beineinu Party) stated, “increasing the hotel supply in Israel is the required step in order to increase competition that will in turn lead to a decrease in the cost of vacationing in Israel. The Tourism Ministry will continue to work towards increasing the number and range of hotel rooms in Israel in order to meet the ever-growing demand of incoming tourism, while incentivizing entrepreneurs with grants and by easing regulations and canceling unnecessary regulations."
The city was named for the eight people, including Yosef Trumpeldor, who were killed by Arab terrorists in 1920 defending the nearby community of Tel Chai. It is home to approximately 23,100 residents.