Step back in time at Istanbul’s most iconic hotel
Istanbul, 9 May 2017: Pera Palace Hotel Jumeirah, Istanbul’s most iconic hotel, is celebrating its 125th anniversary this year. To mark the occasion, the hotel has unveiled a special 125th anniversary package which offers guests a unique chance to step back in time and experience its glamorous history.
The anniversary package features an exclusive tour of the hotel, where guests will have an opportunity to ride in Turkey’s oldest electric elevator, and visit the many suites which honour the famous guests who have stayed at the hotel. The Agatha Christie Suite, formally Room 411, is where the literary giant is rumoured to have written her novel Murder On The Orient Express and there is even a replica of her typewriter on the desk. Pera Palace Hotel Jumeirah was granted ‘museum-hotel’ status in 1981 when, as a tribute to the founder of modern Turkey, Room 101 was converted into the Atatürk Museum. Guests will be able to visit this museum which features a collection of his personal belongings and significant items relating to the early 20th century period.
The package includes accommodation in a deluxe Pera View room and a complimentary 125th Year themed tasting menu for two at the Belle Epoque a Pasha Restaurant, the hotel’s newest restaurant. The restaurant’s new menu continues the historical theme for the anniversary year, re-imagining dishes from the hotel’s 1920s and 30s menus with a modern twist. Breakfast at the Agatha restaurant and a 10% discount at Pera SPA by SPA Soul are also included.
To further celebrate this landmark year, there will be an array of art and cultural events taking place throughout the year. Weekly Saturday morning concerts are taking place in the Grand Pera Ballroom with performances from world-class musicians; and the ballroom will host a special concert on 15 April showcasing the history of the hotel. The hotel is also creating an English version of the sold-out immersive play, ‘The Time of Pera,’ where guests can embark on a journey through time in rooms that bear the names of iconic guests.
Situated in Istanbul’s vibrant Beyoglu district, Pera Palace Hotel combines timeless elegance with genuine Turkish hospitality. Today, the hotel retains its unique heritage but provides guests with a uniquely modern touch, epitomising the cultural variety of cosmopolitan Istanbul. The well-appointed 115 rooms and suites retain the classic characteristics of the 19th century, with many suites inspired by the famous guests who made this hotel their home.
The 125th Anniversary Package is priced from £105 per night and available to book via the website jumeirah.com or by calling +90 212 377 4000.
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Notes to Editors:
About the 125th Anniversary Package:
- Accommodation in Deluxe Pera View Room
- Breakfast for two at Agatha Restaurant
- 125th Year Degustation Menu for two at Belle Epoque a Pasha Restaurant
- 10% Discount at Pera SPA by SPA Soul
- Double Jumeirah Sirius points
- The key of Agatha Christie
- Exclusive Pera Palace Hotel Tour
This promotion is valid until 31 May 2017.
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 including the flagship Burj Al Arab Jumeirah. Jumeirah Hotels & Resorts manages properties in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, UAE, and Kuwait in the Middle East; Frankfurt, Istanbul, London and Mallorca (Spain) in Europe; the Maldives and Shanghai in Asia. Jumeirah Group also runs the luxury serviced residences brand Jumeirah LivingTM with properties in London and Dubai; the new lifestyle hotel brand VenuTM; the wellness brand TaliseTM; Jumeirah Restaurant Group DubaiTM; Wild Wadi WaterparkTM; The Emirates Academy of Hospitality ManagementTM; Jumeirah SiriusTM and its global loyalty programme. Future openings include luxury hotels in China, Indonesia, Jordan, Malaysia, Oman, Russia and the UAE. www.jumeirah.com
About Pera Palace Hotel Jumeirah:
Located in the heart of the vibrant Beyoglu district for over one century, the iconic Pera Palace Hotel Jumeirah is the epitome of timeless elegance. This luxurious property has a unique heritage combined with a modern touch which symbolizes the cosmopolitan culture that Istanbul is renowned for. Overlooking the Golden Horn and the historical old city, within walking distance to the Bosphorus, Galata Tower and the famous shopping street of Istiklal, Pera Palace Hotel Jumeirah boasts the best location in Istanbul. Having played host to famous faces throughout the years including Agatha Christie, Ernest Hemingway, Greta Garbo, Mata Hari and Sarah Bernhardt, Pera Palace Hotel was also frequented by Ataturk; the founder of modern Turkey. In 1981, his original room was restored and nationally recognised as being a unique historical feature, resulting in the hotel gaining status as Istanbul’s only Museum Hotel.
For more information, please contact:
Marketing & Communications Manager
Pera Palace Hotel Jumeirah
Telephone number: +90 212 3774000
Mobile number: +90 533 5837416