Filed under: Luxury Travel & Hotels
I first wrote about the Mardan Palace Hotel in Turkey back in 2009 when Mariah Carey, Seal, Richard Gere, Sharon Stone, Tom Jones and Paris Hilton showed up for the hotel's grand opening. Carey reportedly earned a $1.5 million paycheck for performing at the opening of the hotel as did Jones. The hotel could use that money now, Bloomberg News is reporting that the $1.4 billion luxury hotel had its power cut off after failure to pay electricity bills. The hotel, which was crowned the "world's leading luxury hotel" at the World Travel Awards, had to switch to generator power as it deals with nearly $3 million in electric bills. The monthly electricity bills average more than $300,000 powering the Mediterranean's largest swimming pool, 10 restaurants, 11 bars and 546 rooms, including two royal suites with private pools.
Gallery: Mardan Hotel Launch