Georges visited Istanbul in 1933 and stayed at Pera Palace Hotel Jumeirah, he also wrote two magnificent books set in Turkey. The festival committee dedicated this year’s festival to Georges who is renowned as one of the most prolific writers in literary history and the creator of the fictional detective Jules Maigret.
Black Week runs from 1-3 December and the package is available for stays from 30 November - 4 December. Prices start at €325 per room for two nights, includes daily breakfast, an invitation to the festival's opening ceremony and all panel sessions.
This year’s festival will be in honour of Georges Simenon a famous Belgian author. Simenon visited Istanbul in 1933 and stayed at Pera Palace Hotel Jumeirah, he also wrote two books set in Turkey. The festival committee therefore decided to dedicate this year’s festival to the author who is renowned as one of the most prolific writers in literature history and the creator of the fictional detective Jules Maigret.
The festival will include panel discussions at the hotel with both local and international detective novel writers. Participants include Turkey’s foremost detective and mystery writer, Ahmet Umit and international writers including Philip Kerr, Sam Wilson, Tibor Fischer, Mari Jungstedt and David Walton. Last year the festival was dedicated to Agatha Christie in order to celebrate the 125th birthday of the legendary crime fiction writer. Legend has it Agatha Christie penned the famous novel Murder on the Orient Express in the hotel.
The hotel is well-placed to enjoy the modern centre and the historic old town, making it the perfect destination for both business and leisure. Designed by renowned local architect Alexander Vallaury, the building has hosted an impressive list of guests over the years including Ernest Hemingway, Agatha Christie and Alfred Hitchcock. Today Pera Palace Hotel Jumeirah maintains the elegant classical style that made it famous, with authentic 19th century features serving as a timeless focal point. Pera Palace Hotel Jumeirah was given ‘museum-hotel’ status in 1981 when, as a tribute to the founder of modern Turkey, Room 101 was converted into the Atatürk Museum.
More information to be explored via www.blackweekturkey.com
Located in the heart of the vibrant Beyoglu district for over one century, the iconic Pera Palace Hotel Jumeirah is the epitome of timeless elegance. This luxurious property has a unique heritage combined with a modern touch which symbolizes the cosmopolitan culture that Istanbul is renowned for. Overlooking the Golden Horn and the historical old city, within walking distance to the Bosphorus, Galata Tower and the famous shopping street of Istiklal, Pera Palace Hotel Jumeirah boasts the best location in Istanbul.Having played host to famous faces throughout the years including Agatha Christie, Ernest Hemingway, Greta Garbo, Mata Hari and Sarah Bernhardt, Pera Palace Hotel was also frequented by Ataturk; the founder of modern Turkey. In 1981, his original room was restored and nationally recognised as being a unique historical feature, resulting in the hotel gaining status as Istanbuls only Museum Hotel.
About Jumeirah Group:
Jumeirah Group, the global luxury hotel company and a member of Dubai Holding, operates a world-class portfolio of hotels and resorts including the flagship Burj Al Arab Jumeirah. Jumeirah Hotels & Resorts manages properties in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, UAE, and Kuwait in the Middle East; Baku, Frankfurt, Istanbul, London and Mallorca (Spain) in Europe; the Maldives and Shanghai in Asia. Jumeirah Group also runs the luxury serviced residences brand Jumeirah Living™ with properties in London and Dubai; the new contemporary lifestyle hotel brand Venu™; the wellness brand Talise™; Jumeirah Restaurant Group Dubai™; Wild Wadi Waterpark™; The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management™; and Jumeirah Sirius™, its global loyalty programme. Future openings include luxury and lifestyle hotels in China, India, Indonesia, Jordan, Malaysia, Mauritius, Oman, Russia and the UAE.
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