Hotels Karachi BiographySource (google.com.pk)
Carlton Hotel, Karachi is newly constructed Four-star Hotel overlooking Arabian Sea. It is located in the Phase VIII of D.H.A. Karachi which is considered as Karachi's most prestigious areas with an approximate 1 hour drive from the Jinnah International Airport.
Carlton Hotel, Karachi offers luxury accommodation facilities along with fully Equipped Business Centre, Restaurants, Boutiques and various other services.
Welcome to the Sheraton Karachi Hotel & Towers, the only internationally managed five-star hotel in Pakistan. Just 17 kilometers from Quaid-e-Azam International Airport, we are at the center of the business district of Karachi. Enjoy instant access to local shopping and sightseeing. Explore the nearby beaches or see Karachi’s well-known Kamari Harbor.
Our 407 guest rooms have been thoughtfully furnished with oversized beds and classic furniture. Wake up with a cup of tea and a complimentary newspaper each morning. Our new Club rooms are designed for the business traveler, complete with amenities like an in-room fax/copier.
Located in the heart of the business hub and 15 km from the airport, Pearl Continental Hotel Karachi - is a preferred choice for discerning corporate and leisure travellers. Vibrant and progressive, it retains the warmth and the spirit of Pakistan, while offering a variety of rooms, stylish restaurants and contemporary business facilities, establishing itself as an undisputed, premier business hotel. Whilst not forgetting that Karachi is the city of dreams, an all enveloping sensory roller-coaster ride which leaves you delighted and inspired at the same time. There is a lot more to this city than what meets the eye.
The Karachi Marriott Hotel is located in the heart of the city, opposite Frere Hall and Park. The hotel enjoys excellent accessibility to and from all directions. It offers an array of services, including an executive level with private lounge, 24-hour business centre, 24-hour room service, health club, with outdoor swimming pool and spa.
Karachi’s importance as a natural harbour at the mouth of the Indus was not lost on the British, but being isolated by vast areas of desert clearly stunted the imaginations of earlier rulers. It was a neglected possession of the Khan of Kalat until 1789, when it was ceded to the Talpurs of Balochistan.
Pearl-Continental Hotels & Resorts, often abbreviated as PC, is an upper-end 4-star hotel chain in Pakistan. The chain has locations in Rawalpindi, Lahore, Karachi, Peshawar, Gwadar, Bhurban, and Muzaffarabad with new hotels coming up in Multan and Mirpur.
The Pearl-Continental Hotel in Karachi was the first-ever five-star Intercontinental Hotel in Pakistan, and has hosted Queen Elizabeth II, Nelson Mandela, and other world leaders and royalty. Its known for its classic luxury and an array of restaurants including Sakura serving authentic Japanese food on the hotel's top floor, which has views of downtown Karachi.
The hotels are owned and operated by Hashoo Group, one of the largest business houses in Pakistan. The group also owns Marriott hotels in Karachi and Islamabad, and Hotel One, a chain of budget-hotels in Lahore, Islamabad, Faisalabad, Sialkot, Multan, Murree and Bahawalpur.
The Talpurs erected a mud fort, yet Karachi remained a small fishing village until 1839, when the British started showing an interest in Sindh. Sir Charles (later Lord) Napier sent HMS Wellesley to Karachi. On its approach the Talpur rulers ordered a display of cannon fire for the visitors. This possibly misinterpreted welcome brought about the capture of the town without bloodshed. Four years later, with Karachi as their naval base, the British had annexed all of Sindh and shifted the capital here from Hyderabad, with Napier as the first governor.
By 1847 Karachi’s population was 50,000 and construction took on a rapid pace. Streets were laid, highways and railways constructed, port facilities improved and Gothic and Victorian buildings erected. Prominent examples include Frere Hall, the Sindh High Court, the Sindh Assembly Building, St Andrew’s Church, St Patrick’s Cathedral and Empress Market. From the mid-19th century, Karachi overshadowed Hyderabad as the commercial, educational and administrative centre of Sindh. Karachi was Pakistan’s capital from 1947 until the new city of Islamabad was designated capital in 1959.