Thursday, March 29, 2018


Beyoğlu - İstanbul - Turkey

GPS : 41°02'06.7"N 28°58'33.3"E / 41.035199, 28.975905


Set in a 19th Century historical art nouveau building where Paul Parma (1854-1932) the Italian Tailor to Ottoman Palace and his family lived.

It was the beginning of the 17th century, when the Ottoman Empire began allowing entry to Westerners, some European families migrated to port cities like İstanbul and İzmir to start new lives. The Parma family of Italy came to İstanbul from the town of Chiavari, not far from Genoa. After making a name in the importation of tea, beverages, food products and canned goods, the Parma family opened a butter and cheese shop in Bomonti in 1820, and then established Turkey’s first pasta factory.

After a fire in 1850 the family relocated to Pera. Historical "Parma Apartment House" commissioned by grandfather Guiseppe Parma on Hammalbaşı Street, turns out to be one of the most beautiful buildings in Tarlabaşı. Paul Parma, one of 11 children, was born in Istanbul in 1854. While his family members were working in various trade sectors, Paul Parma became co-owner of a tailor shop by the name of "M. Palma & D. Lena" and eventually became its sole owner. The shop’s name was changed to "Parma" in 1902.

Parma Apartment House, the five-story structure that was belonged to Ottoman Palace Tailor Paul Parma , tailor to Sultan Abdülhamid II and owner of the era’s fashionable Parma Atelier. According to available documents that describe contracts entered into by the Parma Family, Parma "Apartmanı" was designed in 1933 by architect Jan Tülbentçiyan on the same foundation of the first house commissioned by the Parma great-grandparents.

The masonry of historical "Parma Apartment House" was completed with Hasköy and Feriköy bricks, the stairs were mosaic, the entrance was marble, most of the ceilings were “papier-mache”, and the Austrian, "Stigler" brand elevator was Art Nouveau-style. The facade was designed in the same style with decorative plaster, along with iron railings, radiator covers and frames.


Walton Hotels Taksim / Pera is a trendy boutique hotel. It is located in Taksim / Pera area, which is 1 min. walking distance to Istiklal Street also considered as the centre of Istanbul.

Ottoman Palace Tailor Paul Parma's Residence, the Historical “Parma Apartment House”, has been renovated as the Walton Pera Hotel's a 20-room boutique hotel. Tailor-made hospitality of Walton Pera gives guests the feeling of traveling back through time to become the guests of the sophisticated Levantine Parma Family.

Today, the historic hotel showcases antique sewing paraphernalia and a beautifully restored original lift. Guestrooms are simple: wooden floors, crisp cotton linens and marble-clad bathrooms. Visitors with bigger budgets can plump for one of Walton Pera’s five art-nouveau suites. Peeking out over the city skyline, these are decked out in a mix of European and Ottoman-style period furnishings, including carved bed frames and Middle Eastern carpets.


Standart Rooms
Superior Triple Rooms
King Suite Room
Family Suites
Historical Parma Suites


Guests can enjoy their meals in the Walton Terrace Restaurant and Bar on the rooftop with magnificent views. Drinks can be enjoyed at the Guest Lounge, which organizes a permanent display of 50s and 60s radios.

Distinguished guests of Walton Pera will enjoy 2 types of breakfast that includes selections from local cuisine (Alaturca Menu) as well as world cuisine (Alafranga Menu) served at Parma Café. You can also enjoy a 360° view overlooking the historical peninsula and the Golden Horn and witness the mosaic of Istanbul from the “Parma Terrace”.



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