London and Istanbul hotels unveil novel-inspired‘ Murder on the Orient Express’ package
London, 12 September 2017: With Kenneth Branagh’s Murder on the Orient Express set to hit the UK cinema screens on 3 November, Jumeirah Hotels and Resorts have unveiled a ‘Murder On The Orient Express’ package, inviting guests to step back in time and recreate this world-famous murder mystery.
Begin the journey at Jumeirah Lowndes Hotel in Belgravia, an area that was once the start of the Orient Express line, where crime-fiction lovers will be given a Turkish ‘evil eye’ charm to ward off evil and a copy of the Murder on the Orient Express book from the nearby Belgravia Books. During their stay, guests will also be provided with ingredients to mix their own Grasshopper drink, inspired by Poirot’s favourite beverage.
Continue following in the footsteps of the Orient Express at Pera Palace Hotel Jumeirah in Istanbul, where guests will be greeted with an Orient Express themed beverage. The iconic hotel was originally built to greet guests of the Orient Express; and Agatha Christie is rumored to have written Murder on the Orient Express there in Room 411, aptly renamed the Agatha Christie room. With this package, Christie fans have the option to stay in this room, which features a replica of her typewriter and a collection of her novels. An exclusive visit to the Sirkeci Train station, one of the last stops of the Orient Express, is also included in this package, as well as a tour of the old city; and there’s even the option to dine in the hotel’s Agatha Restaurant.
The perfect adventure for crime-fiction lovers and Agatha Christie enthusiasts alike, the ‘Murder On The Orient Express’ London and Istanbul package will be available from 30 October – 30 December 2017 and priced from £1,206 for two people. For further information or bookings, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 020 7823 1234. Reservations must be made a minimum of 48 hours in advance.
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About the Murder on the Orient Express package:
- Two nights’ accommodation for two at Jumeirah Lowndes Hotel followed by two nights at Pera Palace Hotel Jumeirah, including breakfast
- A copy of Murder on the Orient Express from Belgravia Books
- A Turkish “evil eye” charm from Jumeirah Lowndes Hotel
- Ingredients to mix your own Grasshopper beverage at Jumeirah Lowndes Hotel
- Agatha Christie USB key chain from Pera Palace Hotel Jumeirah
- Orient Express themed beverage at Pera Palace Hotel Jumeirah
- Sirkeci Train Station visit and Old Town tour in Istanbul
Available from 30 October – 30 December 2017, the combined London and Istanbul package starts from £1,206.
The hotels are also running separate packages, including all of their respective elements, starting from £335 per room, per night at Jumeirah Lowndes Hotel; and £268 per room, per night at Pera Palace Hotel Jumeirah. Please note that all prices are inclusive of VAT.
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.
About Jumeirah Lowndes Hotel:
Jumeirah Lowndes Hotel is a boutique hotel in Belgravia featuring 88 contemporary bedrooms and suites designed to suit the needs of both the leisure and business traveller. The relaxed Lowndes Bar & Kitchen offers guests all-day dining from its modern British menu in comfortable surroundings with a heated patio providing outside seating year-round. The hotel’s intimate meeting room is ideal for smaller events and private dining. Guests have complimentary access to all facilities at the nearby Jumeirah Carlton Tower, including The Peak Health Club & Spa.
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 the UAE, Indonesia, China, Oman, Jordan, Malaysia and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. www.jumeirah.com
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