Pera Auction has confirmed it will host its 20th sale of contemporary Turkish and Ottoman art at Mardan Palace. The organisation has been a leading player in the market since its formation in 2010.
Ҫetin Pehlivan, assistant general manager, Marden Palace, Turkey, speaks to Breaking Travel News at World Travel Awards 2012 Grand Final Gala Ceremony in Delhi, India.
Cumhur Ozen, General Manager, Mardan Palace, Antalya, Turkey, at the World Travel Awards Europe Gala Ceremony 2012 at Conrad Algarve
Turkey is one of the tourism success stories of the millennium as visitor figures continue to climb and global airlines launch new routes into the destination. Breaking Travel News catches up with Cumhur Özen, general manager of Antalya’s stunning Mardan Palace, to discuss Turkey’s growing tourism sector.
As sports fever grips the world following the successful Olympics 2012, the $1.4bn Mardan Palace hotel in Antalya has signed on to host the FIFA Under-20 World Cup qualification games in 2013. In just under a year, the multi-purpose Mardan Sports Complex Stadium - with its world class facilities - will open its doors to a host of international footballers.
The $1.4bn Mardan Palace, which opened its doors in Antalya in 2009, recently picked up two major titles at the World Travel Awards. Built by Azerbaijan billionaire Telman Ismailov as an opulent palace for elite travellers, the stunning property is leading the way in the region with its combined holistic and medical spa treatments and is set to unveil a brand new Jack Nicklaus golf course this year.
Cumhur Ozen, General Manager, Mardan Palace, World’s Leading Luxury Resort, World Travel Awards Grand Final 2011
Cumhur Ozen, General Manager, Mardan Palace
Cumhur Özen, General Manager, Mardan Palace at World Travel Awards 2011 Europe Ceremony
When Mardan Palace opened in 2009 even the most hardened critics admitted it was something special, something new, not just for the Turkish resort of Antalya, but for the global tourism marketplace. This was made clear earlier this week when Enbe Band – among the most sought after acts in the Mediterranean – took to the stage to wow guests with a two hour set.
Turkey is one of the tourism success stories of the millennium. In the first four months of this year alone, tourist numbers rose 21 percent from the comparable period of 2010. Fuelling the growth is the country’s tourism jewel of Antalya, and its incredible beaches, hotels, history and climate.
BTN talks to Cumhur Ozen, General Manager, Mardan Palace at ITB Berln 2011