Middle East Historical Hotels
While a hotel is being built, it is not known what it can witness. However, there are historical events within the hotels within the years. Pera Place in Istanbul, For Example. Pera Palace, whose story began in the last years of the nineteenth century, was founded to host the rich guests from.
Europe with the advent of the world-famous Orient Express Paris-Istanbul expedition. Because at that time, there was no quality hotel in the Ottoman Empire to serve Western culture.
Alexander Vallaury is the architect of this hotel which is the meeting point for guests from the East and West. Vallaury, who is a French-Turkish, brought together the oriental and neo-classical style in the construction of the building and reflected it on the walls of Pera Palace.
This hotel, which was occupied by foreign soldiers, was home to Mustafa Kemal Ataturk for many years as well. So much so that Atatürk adopted it as his home for a period and stayed here permanently. The room where Atatürk stayed today was opened to the public as a museum.
The famous Roman writer Agatha Christie is also among the hotel’s goers. Christie, who constantly preferred to stay here when she came to Istanbul, wrote her novel “Murder in the Orient Express” here.
Visitors include many names such as Ismet Inönü, Greta Garbo, Ernest Hemingway, King Edward VIII, Pierre Lotti. Memories of these names are kept alive in the hotel’s suites.
The Baron hotel located in Aleppo has hosted many political figures in the history of the country. In 1958, Egyptian President
Gamel Abdel Nasser addressed the public on the balcony of the Baron Hotel.
The Baron hotel, which hosted the asylum seekers during the war, was also affected by the civil war that began in Syria in 2012. There were shrapnel holes on the top floor and roof of the hotel.
The Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Riyadh is not just a luxury hotel. Although the hotel management wants to be remembered for its magnificent landscaped gardens, spacious and magnificent rooms, fine restaurants and a spa that serves men, today it has turned into a prison where Saudi Princes are held.
The hotel is currently unable to provide traditional hotel services. However, the hotel management says they want to return to their old state and start an initiative for it.