Ashdod Port, Israel economic gateway, serves also as a harbor to thousands of tourists who arrive in large cruise ships to frequent Israel’s seashores and sites.
Ashdod beach, consisting 7.5 km. of inviting Mediterranean sand, is one of the greatest assets of the city and serves as Ashdod’s Riviera, a coastline with luxury hotels, entertainment venues and a promenade.
In order to answer the needs of the burgeoning tourism, Ashdod Tourism Development Company initiates projects, promotes new investments to build hotels, and develops tourism products and infrastructures for diverse touristic activities. Recently a five star suite hotel was inaugurated, as well as Ha-shemesh Square (Israel’s second largest square), with a huge illuminated colorful LED lamps monument at its heart. We also expect to inaugurate soon Ashdod-Yam Park, with artificial lake and sophisticated fountains.
Tens of thousands of tourists, arriving to Israel through Ashdod port, set Ashdod as a recreation place during their stay in Israel. The new West Hotel, recently inaugurated, is the first out of many planned hotels and an important milestone in the development of the city.