‘Mardan Palace’ will comprise 560 rooms, including two Royal Suites with private pools. With Turkish heritage in mind, internationally acclaimed designers have created architecture to reflect the distinctive landmarks of Istanbul – the main hotel will resemble ‘The Dolmabahce Palace’ and bridges across the pool are based on original designs of the ‘Da Vinci Bridge’.
Decorative materials resemble historical artefacts from the Ottoman era.
‘Mardan Palace’ ensures an opulent experience reminiscent of the Ottoman Empire… Gondolas will sail guests around the Mediterranean’s largest swimming pool, five giant aquariums reflect the Earth’s oceans in the hotel’s restaurants and spa, a swimming reef provides an aquatic haven for environmental enthusiasts to explore, a dramatic amphitheatre seating 900 will host world-class entertainment and spectacular light shows are set to adorn the night skies.
Mardan Palace will feature an impressive 7500m2 Spa and Health centre providing all the necessities for serious relaxation. Designed to stimulate all the senses and accommodate every guest’s need, both holistic and medi treatments will be on offer. Features include a Vitamin and Champagne bar, Oriental Steam Bath, snow caves and a Thalasso pool. Internationally inspired treatments include Hot Stone, Thai, Balinese, Shiatsu and Hydrotherapy.
Also on hand is an exhilarating selection of watersports, tennis courts, bowling alleys, basketball, volleyball and squash. A Jack Nicklaus 18-hole golf course will complete the extensive facilities, opening in 2010.
Internationally acclaimed chefs have created over ten restaurants including French, Japanese, Russian, Thai and traditional Turkish. Guests will dine a la carte under a replica of Istanbul’s famed Maiden’s Tower and sip the delights of an exquisite wine cellar. Evenings can be spent relaxing in the plethora of bars, certain to impress even the most critical connoisseur.
The team behind Mardan Palace are creating one of the world’s finest luxury destinations, an incredible resort set to become a modern day wonder of the world and a must visit destination in the heart of the Turkish Riviera.
Mardan Palace will open in June 2009. Rooms will range from 360 Euros per night for a Superior Room in low season to 14,000 Euros per night for a Royal Suite with private pool in High Season.*
* All costs are per night, per room and quoted on a bed & breakfast basis.
There are nearly 1,200 employees at Mardan Palace to satisfy guest’s every need and ensure smooth running both front-of-house and behind the scenes. The team is led by General Manager Ammar Hilal. German born with Egyptian ancestry, Ammar gained international experience in world renowned hotels including the Burj Al-Arab in Dubai, Le Touessrok (One & Only) in Mauritius, The Lanesborough in London, The Oriental in Bangkok, The Waldorf Astoria in New York and the Ritz Carlton Hong Kong.
Further additions to the team include Paul Naquin as Culinary Director and Robert Marek as Director of Food and Beverage. French born Naquin, brings experience from the Burj Al Arab, The Raffles in Singapore, Atlantis in the Bahamas, The Peninsula in New York, The Oberoi Bali and the Shangri-La Hotel in Jakarta.
Austrian born Robert Marek has previously worked at the Island Shangri-La in Hong Kong, Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur, Plaza Athenee New York and The Lanesborough in London.