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    x0x Turkish delight? Sat, May 30, 2009 QUENTIN FOTTRELL danced with Seal and bonded with Tom Jones as $100 bills rained down at the launch of a Russian
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      x0x Turkish delight?

      Sat, May 30, 2009

      QUENTIN FOTTRELL danced with Seal and bonded with Tom Jones as $100 bills rained down at the launch of a Russian billionaire’s very own Shangri-La. How good would the world’s most lavish new hotel turn out to be?

      THE WHITE-AND-GOLD filigree fencing dances along a dusty road in Antalya, in southern Turkey, and stretches as far as the eye can see. It ostentatiously marks the property of Telman Ismailov, an Azerbaijani-Russian billionaire. It wraps itself protectively around scrubland that will next year become a Jack Nicklaus 18-hole golf course and leads to Ismailov’s glittering centrepiece: the €1 billion Mardan Palace hotel and destination resort. Named after Ismailov’s father, this is his very own Shangri-La.

      Read the rest at: http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/travel/2009/0530/1224247720273_pf.html
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