Pera Palace Hotel, Jumeirah appoints designer Anouska Hempel
The historical hotel is celebrating its 120th anniversary
Istanbul, 15 January 2012 – Pera Palace Hotel, Jumeirah announces it has retained renowned hotelier and interior designer, Anouska Hempel, to design new concepts for the public areas and two Presidential suites of the luxury museum hotel. Scheduled for completion by mid-2013, the project will aim to enhance the Belle Époque feel of the hotel and take guests on a journey back in time.
Anouska aims to display the feminine side of Patisserie de Pera’s Art Nouveau décor while complementing the more masculine characteristics of the hotel’s interior. She plans to add pink taffeta, moiré silks, lace curtains, velvet cushions and tiny tables, in silver and cranberry tones to the design of the patisserie.
As the project does not involve major construction work, hotel guests will not be impacted by the redesign. Each area of the plan will be refurbished over a one-week period.
Initially launched in 1892, Pera Palace Hotel, Jumeirah re-opened in 2010 after a meticulous refurbishment of the building. The redesign aims to enhance the hotel’s status among the luxurious grand hotels of the world, where guests can experience the glamour of a bygone era.
Renderings of Anouska Hempel’s interior design plans for Patisserie de PeraPhotos of Pera Palace Hotel, Jumeirah are available from our extensive online media library: http://media.jumeirah.com
About Anouska Hempel
Anouska Hempel Design takes particular pride in Concept through to Detail Design; ensuring that every part of their designs are tailored to the needs of the most discerning clients, with the highest expectations of quality. Their lengthy experience ensures that work is planned not only to produce excellence in design but also to result in creations that offer optimum efficiency for commercial users and maximum comfort and enjoyment for private clients. Anouska Hempel Design has expertise in a diverse range of interlinked disciplines, extending well beyond architecture and design.
About Pera Palace Hotel, Jumeirah
Jumeirah Group, the global luxury hotel company and a member of Dubai Holding, operates a world-class portfolio of hotels and resorts. First opened in 1892 to serve guests from the Orient Express on their journey from Europe to Asia, Pera Palace Hotel has since become an enduring symbol of urban culture in Istanbul and a pioneer in modern luxury. Located in the cosmopolitan Tepebaşı district of Pera, the hotel overlooks the magnificent Golden Horn. With its 115 rooms, including 16 suites, retaining the characteristics of its 19th century heritage through historical furniture, the hotel combines refined elegance with state-of-the-art technology to fulfil the needs of the 21stcentury travellers. Fully renovated Pera Palace Hotel, Jumeirah offers a range of revitalised restaurant and bar choices, including the Agatha Restaurant with its show kitchen and wine cellar, the Kubbeli Saloon / Tea Lounge famous for its afternoon tea, or the French-style Patisserie de Pera and the legendary Orient Bar & Terrace. The hotel also has various meeting facilities as well as the a 380-sqm Pera Spa with traditional hammam, steam bath, Jacuzzi, indoor pool, sauna, three treatment rooms and a fully-equipped fitness centre.