Jumeirah Group has taken over management of the Pera Palace Hotel in Istanbul, which reopened as the Pera Palace Hotel Jumeirah on May 1, 2012.
The iconic 115-room Pera Palace Hotel, located in the city’s cultural Beyoglu district, first opened in 1892. Its neoclassical design and grand facilities have attracted famous names from around the world, including the founder of modern Turkey, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, authors Agatha Christie and Ernest Hemingway, and filmmaker Alfred Hitchcock.
The hotel underwent major refurbishment in 2010 and, in late 2011, management rights were transferred to the Jumeirah Group.
In addition to the 83 regular deluxe rooms that consist of all the standard amenities, 32 rooms are named after the hotel’s star-studded guest list and peppered with antiques such as a classic typewriter in the Agatha Christie room and a concert piano in the Inonu, Bayer and Piano suite. In fact, room 101, where Ataturk chose to stay for his every visit, has been registered as a museum by the Ministry of Culture. Visitors can come here to see some of his personal belongings dating back to 1917. All rooms are equipped with wifi.
Facilities at the hotel include a spa, a gym, a namesake restaurant to honour the literary icon Agatha Christie, the Orient Bar, a tea lounge and a patisserie. The hotel also consists of five meeting spaces.
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