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Hotel Power Cut

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.

The Mardan, situated in the Mediterranean town of Antalya, is currently being powered by generators, assistant manager Zeynep Fiskirma said by telephone Wednesday.

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 Wednesday, citing power company AKEDAS.

The Mardan Palace was built by Azeri-born businessman Telman Ismailov at a cost of more than $1.4 billion, according to a company press release.


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