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This lifeguard tower has been converted into a hotel suite in Tel Aviv

Many travellers are looking for accommodation with a great ocean view, but a new pop-up hotel in Tel Aviv takes things to the next level.

lifeguard tower hotel People look at a lifeguard tower converted into a pop-up hotel in the Israeli coastal city of Tel Aviv on March 14, 2017. The luxury ocean-front hotel suite was designed by Rafael Edger, with interiors by Aline Langlieb and exterior graffiti by artist Edgar Rafael.
People look at a lifeguard tower converted into a pop-up hotel in the Israeli coastal city of Tel Aviv. Image by JACK GUEZ/AFP/Getty Images

A lifeguard tower right on the beach has been converted into a hotel suite, where a number of lucky travellers will get to spend an evening on the water.

The unique accommodation was turned into a pop-up hotel as part of a campaign by the City of Tel Aviv-Yafo, the Israel Tourism Ministry, and Hotels.com. The hotel suite, which includes room service, a hot tub and oceanfront views, will be enjoyed by contest winners, who are flown to Israel for a four-night vacation.

There’s no better time to #VisitIsrael than now! The Lifeguard Hut is reopened as a fabulous hotel: https://t.co/EDNtkA9sOS #TAKEME2TELAVIVpic.twitter.com/WCwRkvY1ak

— Israel Tourism (@IsraelTourism) March 14, 2017

To take part in the competition, people around the world were invited to upload a picture of themselves on Instagram in their city with their beach gear on and a sign saying #TAKEME2TELAVIV, but unfortunately the winners have already been announced.

The ocean-front hotel suite was designed by Rafael Edger, with interiors by Aline Langlieb and exterior graffiti by artist Edgar Rafael.

 picture shows the inside of a lifeguard tower converted into a pop-up hotel in the Israeli coastal city of Tel Aviv on March 14, 2017. The luxury ocean-front hotel suite was designed by Rafael Edger, with interiors by Aline Langlieb and exterior graffiti by artist Edgar Rafael. lifeguard tower hotel
picture shows the inside of a lifeguard tower converted into a pop-up hotel in the Israeli coastal city. Image by JACK GUEZ/AFP/Getty Images

The contest is part of a larger effort to attract visitors to both Tel Aviv and Jerusalem, as the tourism ministry promotes Tel Aviv as a destination with incredible nightlife and beaches.

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