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A Musical Journey to Pera Palace Hotel Jumeirah


A Musical Journey to Pera Palace Hotel Jumeirah

Dubai, 15 July 2013:  From September 6th - 8th 2013, the elegant Pera Palace Hotel Jumeirah will give guests the opportunity to embrace its history with a new ‘Orient Express Experience’ weekend package.

The iconic Pera Palace Hotel was built in 1892 for the purpose of hosting the passengers of the Orient Express. To mark this original link with the famed train service, Pera Palace Hotel has invited the Musica Mundana Chamber Music Society from New York to perform their Orient Express concert in honour of the hotel’s 121st birthday celebrations on 6th September. 

Guests to the hotel from the 6th - 8th September can enjoy a special ‘Orient Express Experience’ weekend package during a two night stay at the iconic hotel. And on Friday 6th, visitors will be able to travel back in time with the exclusive concert, after enjoying a VIP cocktail reception beforehand. 

The Orient Express Concert, first performed last June at New York’s Lincoln Centre, is a musical journey of the historic route between Istanbul and Paris. Featuring the works of Bizet, Bartok, Debussy, and Strauss – among others - the concert is a fascinating exploration of the role of the Orient Express Train in cultural and musical exchange throughout Europe in the 19th Century. With The Orient Express carrying influences, and more literally renowned composers and performers, from Istanbul to Europe and back again, the concert captures the magic of the train’s journey in the 1930’s.  The program begins with the works by Ottoman Court Music, mainly focusing on compositions written for the magical city of Istanbul, and continues with the pieces that became popular throughout the famous capitals like Bucharest, Sofia, Vienna, Budapest, and Paris.  

Since opening, Pera Palace Hotel has played host to an impressive list of guests that includes Ernest Hemingway, Agatha Christie and Alfred Hitchcock among others. Today the hotel maintains the elegant classical style that made it famous, with authentic 19th century features serving as a timeless focal point. As part of the package, a dinner at Agatha restaurant is also included so that guests can experience a further taste of some of the most famous stops on the Orient Express, through an exciting fusion menu of French, Italian and Turkish Cuisines, all expertly prepared by a team of master chefs. Inspired by the mystery and romance of Agatha Christie's Murder on the Orient Express, a meal is the perfect way to add a touch of drama to a weekend of cultural reflection.


Note to Editors:

The Orient Express Experience package includes:

  • 2 nights stay for two people (6th- 8th September)
  • Deluxe Pera View Room with King size bed 
  • Premium brand welcome amenities
  • Invitation for two to the VIP cocktail reception on September 6th 2013 
  • Invitation for two to The Orient Express Concert on September 6th 2013
  • Ticket for two to the “Pera Museum”
  • Half day tour with a private guide to “Sirkeci Train Station” built for Orient Express in 1890  
  • Buffet breakfast for two at Agatha Restaurant 
  • Entrance to Pera Spa by Spa Soul
  • Priced 699 Euro for 2 people excluding 8% VATTerms & Conditions
  • Bookable till 23rd August through

For bookings and more information please contact:
Pera Palace Hotel, Jumeirah reservation office at telephone +90 212-377-4000 or send an e-mail to

For press information please contact:
Shula Pannick
The Communication Group
19 Buckingham Gate, London
Main Telephone: +44 (0) 20 7630 1411

Note to Editors:

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.

For further information please contact:
Director of External Communications 
Jumeirah Group Corporate Communications
PO Box 73137, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Telephone: +971-4-364-7955
Fax: +971-4-301-6655
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