The Rixos Pera Istanbul hotel has just opened in Istanbul’s historical Pera district. With a view of the Golden Horn and the historical peninsula, this is the Turkish Rixos group’s second hotel in Istanbul. The Pera district is steeped in a rich history, and this area used to be known as “Little Europe” in Ottoman times.
The Rixos group has renovated the building that used to house the Royal Hotel, which was originally opened in 1876. The new hotel features 116 luxury rooms as well as 21 suites, all at the highest level of comfort and luxury. The hotel has a spa and fitness center as well as four à la carte restaurants — Park Şamdan, Chapelle, Jack Russel, and Cafe Royal — all managed by Turkish entertainment mogul Emre Ergani.