The Pearl of Istanbul
 
 

Famous guests

With a glass of whisky in his hand, a folded napkin in front of him and thousands milling through his mind, Ernest Hemingway sits... In antique chairs of Orient Bar, lost in the depths of his thoughts… Greta Garbo, like Hemingway also cherished the memory of days spent in Istanbul, daydreaming while watching the Golden Horn out of her window…   

Pera Palace also holds the secret to the mystery of the 11 days missing in the life of world famous thriller writer Agatha Christie within its walls - the Pera Palace Hotel is said to be where she got the inspiration for her famous novel Murder on the Orient Express and a small key, probably the key to her diary was found in her favourite room 411… 

Along with politicians, artists and writers, kings and queens have also strolled through the halls of Pera Palace Hotel - King Edward VIII, Queen Elizabeth II, Emperor Franz Joseph, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Sarah Bernhardt, Alfred Hitchcock, Pierre Loti, Jacqueline Kennedy Onasis. Pera Palace Hotel has been host to many iconic guests...

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