Visiting Jerusalem means immersing yourself in history and spirituality—but that doesn’t mean you can’t indulge in a few worldly pleasures. Enter David Citadel, a luxury hotel just steps from the Old City. It ticks the modern traveler’s requisite boxes: A chic look, with the rooms just redone by Italian designer Piero Lisoni. Tour the city’s gob smacking collection of historic monuments: the Western Wall, the Mount of Olives, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre (yes, where Jesus is buried. Right. There). The heated swimming pool is enormous, perfect for swimming laps or just splashing around while gazing at the ancient domes and minarets of the world’s most fascinating city.