Pera Palace Hotel Jumeirah. Pera Palace Hotel Jumeirah.

 Pera Palace Hotel Jumeirah in Istanbul is celebrating its 125th anniversary this year. It first opened its doors in 1892.

The hotel was designed by local architect Alexander Vallaury, and since its launch, the building has played host to an impressive list of guests that includes Ernest Hemingway, Agatha Christie and Alfred Hitchcock among others.

To mark the occasion, the hotel has unveiled a special 125 anniversary package until May 31, 2017.

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 the room contains a replica of her typewriter on the desk. Pera Palace Hotel Jumeirah was granted ‘museum-hotel’ status in 1981 when 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.

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