In June 1947, Yekutiel and Shmuel Federmann leased Kaete Dan, a small guest house on Tel Aviv beach from its then-owner, Abraham Stamberg. They built the Dan hotel around the original pension, finally purchasing the Kaete Dan in 1956. Adopting the name from the previous owner, they formed the Dan Hotels Corporation. The Dan Tel Aviv in 1953 was the city's first luxury hotel. In 1957, the Federmanns purchased the King David Hotel in Jerusalem. In 1958, they purchased the beach front Dan Accadia in Herzliya, followed in 1960 by the Dan Carmel in Haifa and Dan Caesarea in 1971.
Despite economic problems in the 1980s, the chain opened the Dan Panorama Tel Aviv and Dan Panorama in Haifa. In 1995, it opened the Dan Eilat, followed by the Dan Panorama Jerusalem, Dan Gardens Ashkelon and Dan Panorama Eilat. In 2000, the chain renovated and refurbished the Dvir Hotel in Haifa, renaming it the Dan Gardens Haifa. The Dan Gourmet School for chefs is on the grounds of this property. In 2007, it bought the Ariel Hotel in Jerusalem, which was renovated and reopened as the Dan Boutique. The Hyatt-Regency on Mount Scopus was recently acquired and renamed the Dan Jerusalem.
Dan Hotels owns commercial property and apartments at King David Towers in Tel Aviv and has one-third ownership in the commercial and management center of the Panorama Shopping Mall in Haifa. The company is also a partner in the catering services provided to the Israeli Defense Forces.
In 2011, Dan was to open a 250-room business hotel in Bangalore, India.
- Jerusalem: King David (237 rooms), Dan Panorama Jerusalem (292 rooms), Dan Jerusalem(505 rooms)and Dan Boutique Jerusalem (129 rooms).
- Tel Aviv: Dan Tel Aviv (280 rooms), Dan Panorama Tel Aviv (476 rooms).
- Herzliya: Dan Accadia (209 rooms).
- Caesarea: Dan Caesarea (114 rooms).
- Haifa: Dan Carmel (227 rooms), Dan Panorama Haifa (266 rooms), Dan Gardens Haifa (31 rooms).
- Eilat: Dan Eilat (378 rooms), Dan Panorama Eilat (277 rooms).
- Ashkelon: Dan Gardens Ashkelon (248 rooms).
- Dan Hotels looks to expand outside Israel
- The Marker (2008-06-11). "Dan Hotels lead the way in the Israeli service industry". Haaretz. Retrieved 2008-11-25.[dead link]
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- Dan Hotels Israel Official Website