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Explore Istanbul’s Literary Legacy


Explore Istanbul’s Literary Legacy

Istanbul, 19 March 2013: Since opening in 1895 Pera Palace has enjoyed a rich literary history. Agatha Christie is said to have written “Murder on the Orient Express” while staying in Room 411 and Ernest Hemingway was a loyal patron of the famed Orient Bar. In celebration of the good and great of the literary world who have explored Istanbul from the grandeur of Pera Palace Hotel Jumeirah, guests can now follow in their footsteps with an offer designed to excite fiction fans old and new. 

A new Literary Package, available from March 2013, is designed to give every guest to Istanbul a taste of the city’s literary heritage. And, with Istanbul home to an international literary festival in the Autumn, guests can now immerse themselves in Istanbul’s literary world. 

Start the discovery with a half-day tour of the city with private guide to take in the museums, sights and sounds. Armed with a free copy of The Museum of Innocence, the novel by Nobel-laureate Turkish novelist Orhan Pamuk, there’s time to curl up in a comfortable corner of the historic hotel and get acquainted with a modern classic. Next, deepen your knowledge of the surroundings with complimentary entrance to the real "Museum of Innocence" created by Pamuk. Based on the museum described in the novel, it displays a fascinating collection reflecting everyday life in Istanbul from the 1970s onwards, when the novel is set. One of the walking tours takes guests to Sahaf Stores, a charming antiquarian bookshop, to stock up on reading material.

Pera Palace Hotel Jumeirah is an enduring symbol of urban culture in Istanbul and a pioneer in modern luxury. Located in the cosmopolitan Tepebaşı district of Pera overlooking the magnificent Golden Horn, it effortlessly combines 19th century elegance and glamour with state-of the-art technology for the perfect 21st century visit. 

With its many literary themed rooms and suites, Pera Palace Hotel Jumeirah is a must for all discerning booklovers. Choose Room 411 for the authentic Agatha Christie experience, decorated in deep burgundy and black to reflect the intrigue of her writing. Or opt for an Ernest Hemingway Suite furnished in jade blue to convey the literary giant’s love for the sea. And no literary stay is complete without a visit to the hotel’s Agatha Restaurant (named after Christie) which is decorated in keeping with the three major destinations in the Orient Express – Paris, Venice and Istanbul. 

The Pierre Loti Suites are named after the 19th century French novelist renowned for capturing the exoticism of his travels to the East as a young naval officer and a regular guest at the hotel. These suites overlook the Golden Horn and the Passage de Petit Champs. The rates for the Literature Package for 2 nights in these special suites begin from 875 Euros including breakfast for two, excluding 8% VAT. For those who wish to extend their stay, additional nights begin from 375 Euros.


Notes to Editor:

The Literary Package includes:

  • King size bed 
  • Bathtub and shower in bathroom
  • Premium brand welcome amenities
  • Historical furniture 
  • Half day city tour with a private guide 
  • Special stamped book of Orhan Pamuk “Museum of Innocence”  
  • Special museum tour of “ Museum of Innocence” 
  • Laptop sized safe with a charger
  • Walking tour to Sahaf stores (antiquarian bookshops)
  • Entrance to Pera Spa by Spa Soul

Terms & Conditions:

  • The package rates for all suites are exclusive of 8% VAT
  • For bookings and more information please contact:  Pera Palace Hotel, Jumeirah reservation office Telephone: +90 212-377-4000 or send an e-mail to

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. Located in the cosmopolitan Tepebaşı district of Pera in Istanbul, Pera Palace hotel has 16 suites and 99 rooms, along with a choice of restaurants and bars. 

Pera Palace Hotel, Jumeirah overlooks the magnificent view of the Golden Horn and is located in Tepebaşı district of Pera once known as the “Little Europe”. Historically named Pera, today’s dynamic lively Beyoğlu is the historical, cultural and social city centre of Istanbul. In addition to its historic grandeur, Pera Palace Hotel, Jumeirah is also preferred due its central location. It is in walking distance to the city centre (Taksim), five km to the Old City, 3 km to the harbor and 5 minutes walking distance to Şişhane subway station. 

The hotel comprises of 83 Deluxe Rooms (44 Pera View, 39 Golden Horn View), 10 Studio Rooms, 6 Corner Rooms and 16 Suites which are named after the iconic guests of the hotel, Elegant dining at Agatha Restaurant, Historical outlets; Kubbeli Saloon/ Tea Lounge, Orient Bar & Terrace, Patisserie de Pera, 380 sqm Spa includes jet stream indoor pool, steam bath, sauna, Jacuzzi and fully equipped fitness centre along with a Turkish Bath, Complimentary Wi-Fi access, The hotel offers five meetings & events facilities featuring high ceilings and natural light.

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 Beach Hotel, Jumeirah Creekside Hotel, Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Jumeirah ZabeelSaray and Madinat Jumeirah in Dubai; 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 Living; the spa brand Talise; Jumeirah Restaurants; Wild Wadi Waterpark; The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management; and Sirius, its global loyalty programme.

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


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