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Mini guide to Istanbul

The city where Europe meets Asia has long played host to history on an epic scale. From Byzantine churches to Ottoman palaces, its well-preserved heritage is still very present on a visit to Turkey’s largest city. 775 more words


Istanbul Break.....

I never really shared any parts of our trip to Istanbul last year and I thought I would show you a look at what we got up to. 2,069 more words

Jumeirah Makes Inroads To The Mediterranean

Hospitality operator Jumeirah continues to expand in Europe with 2 new luxury properties. The Dubai-based company opened earlier the Jumeirah Port Soller Hotel & Spa in Palma de Mallorca this week and will assume management of Istanbul’s Pera Palace Hotel in the coming weeks, giving it a presence on both ends of the continent’s Mediterranean coast. 745 more words


The glamour of travel from a bygone age

Nick Leech finds the newly renovated Pera Palace part museum, part monument to its city of Istanbul, and part myth

The welcome

Despite its name, illustrious history and a two-year, €23 million (Dh124m) renovation, there is nothing remotely grand or intimidating about the Pera Palace Hotel. 818 more words

Abu Dhabi

Turkey's Pera Palace Hotel Reopens

One of Istanbul’s most important cultural treasures, the Pera Palace Hotel, has reopened following 2.5 years of careful restoration work. Established in 1892, the hotel was home to many firsts, including being the first building apart from the Ottoman Palaces to have electricity and the first electric elevator, as well as bathrooms that provided the only running hot water in the city. 418 more words