2014 July 03 09:00
Pera Palace Hotel Jumeirah loved by Booklovers
Istanbul, 03 July 2014: Pera Palace Hotel Jumeirah has been listed as one of “The 8 Best Hotels of the World” for booklovers. Pera Palace Hotel Jumeirah was again the only hotel in Turkey that made on to the list drawn up by the New York-based Oyster.com website whose members are able to pick their holiday locations from more than 500,000 hotel pictures, edit and conduct searches by the titles they wish, and make their bookings directly from pictures.
Recently, Pera Palace Hotel Jumeirah has been selected as “One of 10 Most Iconic Hotels of the World”, included in the listing for the “Best 101 Suites on Earth” with its Franz Joseph Suite and also winning the “Best Hotel and Best Hotel Architecture” award.
This time, the hotel has been recognised as a favorite of booklovers. Offering a charming atmosphere for those who wish to spend their vacation immersed in literature and the heritage of its literary greats, Pera Palace Hotel Jumeirah is a prime attraction for readers from all over the world.
With many of its rooms named after famous writers who stayed in the hotel, including Ernest Hemingway, Pierre Lotti and Agatha Christie, as well as featuring in novels such as Graham Greene’s ‘Stamboul Train’, the hotel has also hosted in more recent times readings and presentations by some of the contemporary figues of Turkish and world literature. The regular Thursday Literary Meetings at the hotel have featured contributions from literary luminaries including Umberto Eco, Paulo Cuelho, Yasar Kemal and Mario Levi, while regular book auctions are held for collectors and enthusiasts.
Booklovers can relax in the elegant surroundings of the Library Lounge, which has recently been renovated by famous decorater Anouska Hempel, knowing that Agatha Christie wrote possibly her most famous crime novel ‘Murder on the Orient Express’ in the hotel. In fact Pera Palace Hotel Jumeirah offers a range of special literary packages for visitors to Istanbul including ‘Travel in Time with Agatha’ to celebrate the 80th anniversary of this Agatha Christie classic.
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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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