June 20, 2011

The Jewel of Istanbul


King Edward VIII, Queen Elizabeth II, Emperor Franz Joseph, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Sarah Bernhardt, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis have strolled through the halls of this iconic hotel. Being the prominent symbol of Istanbul's urban culture for over a century, Pera Palace has always been the heart of the heart of the cosmopolitan Istanbul, bringing together neo-classical, art nouveau and oriental styles in an elegant mix.

In fact there is more to Pera Palace than meets the eye. The hotel was the first building in Istanbul to have electricity, an electric lift and the only running hot water. In addition to its magnificent original nineteenth-century features such as precious white Carrara marble and exquisite Murano glass chandeliers, Pera Palace-of-2011 also features hi-tech services that guarantee the luxury and comfort it once did.

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