Jumeirah Group will run second hotel in Turkey after Pera Palace
MUĞLALuxurious Gulf hotel chain Jumeirah Group will begin to run its second hotel in Turkey, the Golden Savoy Hotel, in May after the historic Pera Palace Hotel Jumeirah.
The new hotel is planned to be opened on May 1 in the Aegean resort of Bodrum in line with a deal inked by the group with Turkey’s Hedef Investment and Tourism Facilities.
The Golden Savoy Hotel is built on an 110,000-square-meter area and has 135 rooms, including suite rooms and villas, according to data on the hotel’s website.
“It is of key importance for Jumeirah Group to spread its brand in Turkey. We are pretty sure that the Golden Savoy Hotel will meet the expectations of all Jumeirah clients,” said Gerald Lawless, President and CEO of Jumeirah Group in his written statement on the website.
The majority stake of the group is owned by Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, also known as Sheikh Mohammed, Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), and constitutional monarch of Dubai.
The new hotel with be the 23rd hotel in Jumeirah Group’s portfolio.
Jumeirah Group undertook the management of Istanbul’s Pera Palace Hotel in 2011. The hotel originally opened in 1892 as the destination site in Istanbul for discerning travelers on the Orient Express train.
Located in the Beyoğlu district, it has 115 rooms.
Room 101 in the Pera Palace Hotel Jumeriah has been registered as a museum by Turkey’s ministry of culture. It was the room where Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, the founder of modern Turkey, liked to stay, and visitors can now see some of his personal belongings displayed there.
The iconic building has played host to an impressive list of guests including Ernest Hemingway, Agatha Christie and Alfred Hitchcock, among others.