Pera Palace – Istanbul, Turkey (English)

Pera Palace – Istanbul, Turkey (English)
Author

Andreas Augustin

Pages

128 plus endpapers

Leather-bound edition

Yes

Binding

Hardcover (real cloth bound / gold stamping / dust jacket)

ISBN

978-3-900692-37-7

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‘The entire continent turns eastward’, wrote Victor Hugo in his prologue to Les Orientales towards the end of the 19th century. In 1889 the first Orient Express steamed through the ancient gates of Constantinople. Not long after, a palatial hotel was built on the hill of Pera. Its name became a legend: Pera Palace Hotel.

Ever since the Pera Palace has been an institution, its famous and mysterious guests radiating l’art de vivre, enjoying its stylish five o’clock dances, lavish balls, fine food and splendid drinks. This book offers a look behind the veil of a city that is steeped in the myths of the Orient. It talks about the legendary Orient Express. It is about famous writers and infamous spies, as the Pera Palace Hotel’s territory is at the crossroads of interest of all Super Powers on Earth.
Here you meet the most famous names of the silver screen, politics and fashion. And you meet their chroniclers, who have made the hotel immortal. They all enjoyed the discreet atmosphere of this fine palace, more or less successfully walking the tight rope between two worlds.

Andreas Augustin about his book:

For me, Istanbul is the most exotic city of Europe. Its location at the crossroads of Europe and Asia, its unique position overlooking its waterways, the ‘white’ Marmara Sea, the deep-blue Bosphorus and the peaceful waters of the Golden Horn, is perfectly enhanced by this amazing hotel, full of tales.

Sitting on the terrace of my Pierre Loti Suite watching the sun go down over the historic city of Istanbul,  I raise my glass to this grand lady of hotels, who so marvelously plays with her age, her history and her past.

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Dear wonderful Readers; 

It is noteworthy that, contrary to all predictions, interest in good books is not dwindling. 

There is a hotel in Seefeld, Tyrol, Austria, which stands for all the fables and legends this little olympic village has to tell. It is called ASTORIA, and run by legendary hotelier Elisabeth Gürtler. Our new book SEEFELDER MINIATUREN - ASTORIA - A STORY - A LEGEND is available now – in this store. It is in German, only (for the time being).

Visit the page of the new edition of HOTEL METROPOLE HANOI.

The first copies of THE HALF MOON TREASURY are being released – exclusively to our readers (and before its official launching date). 

We have released a reprint of our successful book THE WESTIN EXCLESIOR ROME, the most famous hotel on Via Veneto. 

The new edition of THE STRAND (Yangon,Myanmar) receives wonderful readers' feedback — thank you for your notes and mails. 

We dispatch all our books personally autographed (as you know).

Have a save journey!

Andreas Augustin

aa at famoushotels dot org

‘Wherever you go, try to stay at the most famous hotel, even if you can only afford the smallest room!'

Aristotle Onassis

1906–1975

Greek who rose to become one of the world's most wealthiest men

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