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Published:May 25th, 2009 15:18 EST
World Celebrities in Antalya, Turkey

World Celebrities in Antalya, Turkey

By Askin Ozcan (Mentor)

Paris, Mariah Carey, Sharon Stone, Richard Gere, Monica Belluci, Seal, Tom Jones are now attending the opening ceremony of the famed five star MARDAN  PALACE  HOTEL, in Antalya, Turkey and have expressed their admiration  for this unique hotel which cost $ 1.4 billion and was completed in three years.

Its owner, Mr. Telman Ismailov, a Russian businessman of Azeri origin speaks perfect Turkish and has been an admirer of Turkey for the past twenty years, is proud of his project, MARDAN PALACE  which seems to succeed  in despite of the world economic crisis.

Two hundred personnel are employed, most of them having been transferred from world famous hotels like Burj Al-Arab and Ciragan Palace and have been under special training at The Mardan Palace, for the past two years. The hotel carries the atmosphere of old Ottoman architecture, but is a very modern building responding to every need of comfort. Its pool is shaped like the Bosphorous of Istanbul with a bridge reminiscent of The Bosphorous Bridge.

151 foreign plus Turkish journalists are following the opening of MARDAN PALACE which became a big hit in the world tourism market.

Antalya is one of the world-renown tourism centers in Turkey.  


Askin Ozcan is the author of  THE SECOND VENICE,  SMALL MIRACLES,  WISDOM IN SMILE, STOCKHOLM  STORIES, THE MINI-SUBMARINE, LIGHTNING AND A BOUQUET OF ROSES  and is the first reporter of Travel Trade Gazette International, in Turkey. He currently writes for,,,