>Turkey’s Mardan Palace Hotel, voted one of the world’s leading luxury destinations of 2010, had its power cut after local officials said that electricity bills went unpaid.
Image by rileymoore via FlickrThe Mardan, situated in the Mediterranean town of Antalya, is currently being powered by generators, assistant manager Zeynep Fiskirma said by telephone today, declining to give further details.
Legal proceedings will be initiated to seize the hotel if bills totaling almost $3 million are not paid within three weeks, Turkish newspaper Takvim reported earlier today, citing power company AKEDAS. The electricity was cut for unpaid debts, AKEDAS General Manager Ufuk Okul said by phone. He declined to give further details, citing customer confidentiality.