Pera Palace, closed since 2008, will include a small museum in Room 101, which Turkey founder Mustafa Kemal Ataturk once used as a military base. The room will house a museum of items belonging to Ataturk, including hats, slippers and dignitaries’ gifts, The Associated Press reports.
Pera Palace will be marketed as a “museum-hotel,” offering excellent service in a nostalgic setting. KA.BA Conservation of Historic Buildings and Architecture Ltd. oversaw the historic renovation, while interior design was handled by Metex Design Group.
Basic room rates will start at €185 at the state-owned hotel, which is being managed by Turkey shipping conglomerate Besiktas Group.