Jumeirah Makes Inroads To The Mediterranean

Hospitality operator Jumeirah continues to expand in Europe with 2 new luxury properties. The Dubai-based company opened earlier the Jumeirah Port Soller Hotel & Spa in Palma de Mallorca this week and will assume management of Istanbul’s Pera Palace Hotel in the coming weeks, giving it a presence on both ends of the continent’s Mediterranean coast.


Jumeirah Port Soller Hotel & Spa

Nestled on the side of the Serra de Tramuntana mountain range near the tranquil fishing village of Port Soller, the new 120-guestroom Jumeirah Port Soller Hotel & Spa offers guests unparalleled luxury and panoramic views of pine forests and the Mediterranean Sea. Designed in harmony with nature, the 11 buildings curves into the coastline, with interiors utilizing natural wood, and rock while the grounds incorporate orange, lemon and olive trees to exude true Mallorcan style.


Every guestroom and suite features private balconies or terraces, with modern amenities including luxurious bedding, spacious bathroom with separate rainforest shower and bathtub, flatscreen television, high-speed internet, direct-dial telephone, workdesk and minibar. 2 specialty suites, the 110-square meter Lighthouse Suite and the 152-square meter Royal Suite, offer large living spaces, separate dining rooms, full-kitchens and private access for families or discerning guests.


Jumeirah Port Soller Hotel & Spa’s 5 restaurants and bars combine the location’s natural beauty with gourmet dining. The exclusive Cap Roig restaurant offering the daily catch from the Mediterranean is named after the delicious local fish found on its menu and known for its bright red colour and intense flavour, while the casual dining Es Fanals located on the highest point of the resort celebrates the local fishermen and their unique glass lanterns. In the warmer months, Sa Talaia Pool Bar and the Infinity Pool Bar are ideal locations for al fresco dining. Rounding out the offerings is the Sunset Lounge, aptly named for the breathtaking sunset views guests can enjoy over cocktails and tapas.


3 exceptional meeting rooms with natural lighting and modern technology cater for the business needs of event planners and incentive travellers, complemented by the tranquil surrounds of the Talise Spa, set to become the island’s most exclusive wellness and fitness venue. Offering 10 spacious treatment suites, including a rasoul and hammam, trained therapists use a unique combination of modern techniques alongside indigeneous products to revitalize and rejuvenate. Beyond the resort, nature trails, private yacht charters and more than 20 golf courses ensure ample outdoor recreation options for travellers. 


Pera Palace Hotel Jumeirah

Originally opened in 1892 as the destination hotel for travellers onboard the Orient Express train, the 115-room Pera Palace Hotel Jumeirah in Istanbul’s lively Beyoglu district marries old-world heritage with 21st century hospitality. Elegant, understated design with white Carrara marble, Murano glass chandeliers and hand-woven Usak carpets reflecting art noveau, neo-classical and oriental styles bring back the romance of travel, complemented by views of the Golden Horn and Bosphorus Strait.


The impressive accommodations are lavishly furnished to reflect the classic charm of the hotel and its storied locale, whilst incorporating luxuries found in its modern counterparts. High ceilings, sumptuous fabrics and historical furniture meet marble baths, LCD televisions, high-speed internet and minibars for the convenience of today’s travellers. Celebrating its heritage, Pera Palace Hotel Jumeirah’s specialty guestrooms and suites are named after some of its most illustrous guests, including writers Agatha Christie, Ernest Hemingway and Pierre Loti, Swedish actress Greta Garbo, as well as Turkish Presidents Ismet Inonu and Celal Bayar. The guestroom once occupied by the country’s founder, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, has been registered as a museum and showcases artifacts dating back to his visits to the hotel.


Headlined by the renowned Agatha Restaurant, named in honour of the celebrated British author and serving French, Italian and Turkish specialties, the hotel’s food & beverage offerings transport guests back in time to the early days of the Turkish republic. The Orient Terrace is a longstanding and popular meeting point for residents, intellectuals and globetrotters, while the Kubbeli Saloon Tea Lounge has long been famed for its tea parties. At the art noveau-styled Patisserie de Pera, guests can enjoy traditional French cakes and pastries paired with some of the finest coffees, teas and chocolates, before moving to the Orient Bar to continue their relaxed conversations in a nostalgic setting.


Pera Palace Hotel Jumeirah’s 5 function rooms are steeped in historical grandeur with high ceilings and natural lighting. Each is equipped with state-of-the-art technology to meet the banqueting and conferencing needs of modern business travellers and meeting planners. After a day of meetings or sightseeing, Jumeirah’s Talise Spa awaits to pamper and rejuvenate with soothing treatments. A steam bath, jacuzzi, traditional Turkish bath, sauna, indoor swimming pool and gymnasium offers a variety of options for guests to relax.


For more information, visit www.jumeirah.com.


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