2014 June 05 04:00
Pera Palace Hotel Jumeirah celebrates 80 years of ‘Murder on the Orient Express’
Istanbul, 4 June 2014: Pera Palace Hotel Jumeirah, recently named as one of the 10 most iconic hotels in the world by Thrillist.com, an American travel website, is offering a special package to celebrate the 80th anniversary of Murder on The Orient Express.
The detective novel, set in Istanbul, was written in 1934 by renowned murder mystery writer Agatha Christie who once stayed at the hotel. Valid between 1 June and 31 December 2014 the Travel in Time with Agatha package will enable guests to rediscover the history and city of Istanbul as well as the tastes of the Orient Express.
In this very special experience, guests will first be welcomed with cocktails created in dedication to the hotel's famous guests. History continues with a quick journey in Turkey’s first electric elevator to room 411, the Agatha Christie Room, renowned for its mystery. The tour ends at Pera Palace’s renowned Orient Bar where unique flavours are offered to our guests with a tailor made Orient Express Menu.
Finally, guests are offered a copy of the novel, as a gift to remember this special experience. The package includes guided visits to the historic Sirkeci Railway Station, The Railway Station Museum and two nights’ stay for two in the Agatha Christie Room at 411 Euros per night.
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About Pera Palace Hotel Jumeirah:
Jumeirah Group, the global luxury hotel company and a member of Dubai Holding, operates a world-class portfolio of hotels and resorts. First opened in 1892 to serve guests from the Orient Express on their journey from Europe to Asia, Pera Palace Hotel has since become an enduring symbol of urban culture in Istanbul and a pioneer in modern luxury. Located in the cosmopolitan Tepebaşı district of Pera, the hotel overlooks the magnificent Golden Horn. With its 115 rooms, including 16 suites, retaining the characteristics of its 19th century heritage through historical furniture, the hotel combines refined elegance with state-of-the-art technology to fulfil the needs of the 21st century travellers. Fully refurbished Pera Palace Hotel Jumeirah offers a range of revitalised restaurant and bar choices, including the Agatha Restaurant with its show kitchen and wine cellar, the Kubbeli Saloon / Tea Lounge famous for its afternoon tea, or the French-style Patisserie de Pera and the legendary Orient Bar & Terrace. The hotel also has various meeting facilities as well as the a 380-sqm Pera Spa with traditional hammam, steam bath, Jacuzzi, indoor pool, sauna, three treatment rooms and a fully-equipped fitness centre.
About Jumeirah Group:
Jumeirah Group, the global luxury hotel company and a member of Dubai Holding, operates a world-class portfolio of hotels and resorts. Jumeirah Hotels & Resorts includes Jumeirah at Etihad Towers in Abu Dhabi; Burj Al Arab Jumeirah, Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Jumeirah Creekside Hotel, Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Jumeirah Zabeel Saray and Madinat Jumeirah in Dubai; Jumeirah Messilah Beach Hotel & Spa in Kuwait; Jumeirah Bilgah Beach Hotel in Baku; Jumeirah Dhevanafushi and Jumeirah Vittaveli in the Maldives; Jumeirah Himalayas Hotel in Shanghai; Jumeirah Frankfurt in Germany; Jumeirah Grand Hotel via Veneto in Rome; Jumeirah Port Soller Hotel & Spa in Mallorca, Spain; Pera Palace Hotel Jumeirah in Istanbul; as well as Jumeirah Carlton Tower and Jumeirah Lowndes Hotel in London. Jumeirah Group also runs the luxury serviced residences brand Jumeirah LivingTM; the wellness brand Talise; Jumeirah Restaurants; Wild Wadi WaterparkTM; The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management; and SiriusTM, its global loyalty programme.
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