For those who can’t bear to leave their four-legged friends at home, Pera Palace Hotel Jumeirah is the perfect destination. Istanbul’s most iconic hotel (whose impressive list of guests has included Greta Garbo, Agatha Christie and Alfred Hitchcock) has launched a new pet-friendly service to ensure pampered pooches experience the same impeccable service as their owners. A new in-room dining menu has been specially developed for pets with veterinary approval to ensure guests’ four-legged friends can enjoy delicious and nutritious food in the hotel’s iconic surroundings. From poached fillet of salmon to chopped fillet of beef, all meals are prepared without any seasoning or bones to ensure a healthy meal.
Pera Palace Hotel Jumeirah is committed to helping local animals, and recently partnered with an animal welfare charity to raise funds for a nearby animal shelter. The ‘‘My Tiny Love’’ project raised awareness about the number of abandoned and stray animals living in shelters, and generated crucial funds by photographing Turkish celebrities with their pets in glamorous locations around Pera Palace Hotel Jumeirah. The pictures were taken by respected Turkish photographer Tamer Yilmaz.
The hotel itself is located in the heart of the vibrant Beyoglu district. The epitome of timeless elegance, its unique heritage combined with a modern touch symbolizes the cosmopolitan culture that Istanbul is renowned for. Overlooking the Golden Horn and the historical old city, and within walking distance to the Bosphorus, Galata Tower and the famous shopping street of Istiklal, Pera Palace Hotel Jumeirah boasts one of the best locations in Istanbul. The hotel was frequented by Ataturk, the founder of modern Turkey, and in 1981, his original room was restored and nationally recognised as being a unique historical feature, resulting in the hotel gaining status as Istanbul’s only Museum Hotel.
For more information, visit www.jumeirah.com.