Someone Forgot to Pay the Electricity Bill at the World's Luxest Luxury Hotel
We're gonna need more candles!
Here's another example of why those hotel star ratings and hotel awards sometimes don't mean all that much.
The Mardan Palace in Turkey, which is a seven-star hotel that beat out the Burj Al Arab and the Dorchester for the title of "leading luxury hotel" from the World Travel Awards, has had the power cut off because of unpaid bills.
The hotel is currently using generators to power up its 546 rooms and has only three weeks to pay off nearly $2.6 million in debts. However, the general manager has assured the press that the hotel will clear up the power snafu:
Aksam [newspaper] quoted the hotel's manager, Cumhur Ozen, as saying the issue stemmed from an end of year budgeting problem and promised to pay the debt.
"We are a large company. We invested 1.2 billion dollars. We won't be worn out by small debts," Ozen said. "We will pay the debt."
In the meantime, all the hotel employees have been asked to go on their annual leaves at this time. And we're guessing this hotel doesn't have any robots to take their place.
If you'd still like to chance it at the Mardan Palace, rooms overlooking the Mediterranean coast typically start around $370 a night for a premium room. However, we had issues actually completing a booking on their website so they may not be taking any new guests or any guests at all, considering the employees are now on vacation.
Which means that Vacustyler in the spa, the professional divers who work the hotel's private reef, and the chocolate fountain at the breakfast buffet are all outta commission too. Grinches!