The Mardan Palace is a luxury hotel in Lara, Antalya, Turkey. It is considered Europe's and the Mediterranean's most expensive luxury resort. It opened on May 2009 and attended by Mariah Carey, Sharon Stone, Richard Gere, Monica Bellucci, Paris Hilton, Seal, Tom Jones and the Kazakhstani President Nursultan Nazarbayev. Some well-known football clubs like Shakhtar Donetsk and Steaua Bucharest, 2011 and respectively 2012, were guests of honor. Mardan Palace cost $1.4 billion. It has the Mediterranean's largest swimming pool within which is a sunken aquarium containing 2,400 fishes. The hotel has 560 rooms, a 12,000 sq ft spa, and its own beach containing 9,000 tons of sand imported from Egypt. 10,000 m² of gold, 500,000 crystals, 23,000 m² of Italian marble, 160 tons of aluminium were used in the construction of the Hotel. The Alumil architectural systems that were used in the Mardan Hotel are the sliding systems Μ300 and S300, the Hinged system M11000, the Curtain wall M6 and the Atrium system M10800.
The hotel is built on the splendid Mediterranean coast of Southern Turkey, occupying a total area of 180,000 m². It is divided into wings: the Anatolian Wing, with 225 rooms - the most remarkable feature here provided by decorations in the traditional Ottoman style; the European Wing, featuring a post-modern design proclaiming simplicity, in all of the 203 rooms; and the Dolmabahce Wing, a block of 88 rooms furnished with the most luxurious pieces imaginable. The wings stand along three sides of a pool recalling the Bosphorus, straddled by a bridge based on 16th century drawings by Leonardo da Vinci for the Galata bridge, which was never built. The outer façades of the three wings are illuminated using cold cathode lighting: elsewhere, all of the hospitality lighting installation is specified with iGuzzini fixtures. Uplighting on the columns is provided by Kriss and Yota fixtures and by recessed Light Up units; the towers are lit by MaxiWoody floods; the bridge walkway is illuminated using Led sources, whilst Radius and Platea were selected for the Dolmabahçe door and the boat moorings. 64 Euclide fixtures are installed around the pool. The decorative pool on the entrance side is illuminated by Led Glim Cube units; the steps leading up to the entrance are lit by recessed Led sources, and the statues around the pool by Woody fixtures. Delphi lighting systems are used for the car park.