Forget New York, Tel Aviv is the city that never sleeps! Sandy beaches, amazing nightlife, breathtaking landscape – not to mention the food. It’s easy to say why this city is growing rapidly in popularity for tourism.

As we arrive into the city, the breathtaking coastline is the first thing we notice. The beach is mere minutes away from where we are staying, the Sheraton hotel in Tel Aviv, our room facing right out onto the Mediterranean Sea giving us stunning panoramic views of the entire coast.

The hotel is conveniently located in close proximity to Ben Gurion International Airport, so there were no long treks to plan ahead of time for our arrival, just a quick taxi over.

As you walk into the hotel, the clean modern interiors of the lobby make you feel welcomed in the most luxurious way. The staff greet you and whisk away your luggage. We mentally made a note to visit the inviting Lobby Lounge Bar later for cocktails, the sea views are really incredible.

This Sheraton is one of the first globally with a new design concept – and it packs a punch. The interiors are luxurious yet design-led, everything feels functional in a positive sense, rather than there for the sake of it. Most appreciated was the ability to get coffee and food both night and day from someone on property – this place is set up for the 24/7 city we are in.

We used the gym most mornings, which is near the pool area. The outdoor pool is stunning, just in case you don’t quite feel up to walking the five minute journey down to the beach. Swim under the hotel tower and watch the beach over the way. Early mornings are practically empty, which is bliss.

Of course, the hotel sits on a prime beachfront location, right in the heart of the Herbert Samuel Boardwalk, within walking distance to Tel Aviv’s hotspots, artist’s quarter and picturesque Jaffa. Here, we’re also located within walking distance from the main tourist attractions and the city centre.

Only three kilometres from the hotel, we went to visit the White City of Tel Aviv, which is a major historical monument and belongs to the UNESCO World Heritage. The beautiful Bauhaus architecture made us feel like we were walking straight into a 1930s film.

After a long day of sightseeing and mooching around the city centre, we go back to the hotel and discover a selection of dining options: from the sea-view restaurant, Olive Leaf, with excellent kosher meals to the relaxed and informal Surfside Seaview Restaurant or the relaxing Lobby Lounge Bar.

Back in the room – a gorgeous bed in the cool made waking up each morning difficult. You’ll want a hotel with black-out blinds in Tel Aviv, and the Sheraton provides this very well.

Tel Aviv will surprise you! The city is Israel’s centre of business, commerce, fashion, culture, architecture, entertainment, nightlife, dining and fun; it sparkles with vigour and vitality nearly 24 hours a day, justifying the borrowed title of “the city that never sleeps!”