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The Golden Sands Hotel: King Charles III responds to TRNC President Ersin Tatar

David Maddox, Express.co.uk

The current fiasco surrounding the ownership of the Golden Sands hotel by King Charles has caused a diplomatic row as leader of the Greek Cypriot administration orders an investigation into the issue.

The Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus authorities claim that the Royal Family do own the hotel as redevelopment plans for Maraş continue.

One of the proposed images of the redeveloped town seems to have created quite a stir according to the Daily Express.

“When it opened, it was fully booked until 2020″ – what is known about “seven star” hotel allegedly belonging to King Charles III in the TRNC?

Following the Cyprus Peace Operation carried out by Türkiye, the town of Maraş had to be abandoned.

It has now been reported that the Golden Sands hotel which has been left there is owned by King Charles.

However, the Royal Family have continued to deny these claims despite the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus stating the rumours are true.

President Tatar’s plans to transform Maras forces Greek Cypriot Administration into launching an investigation

Whilst the Royal Family have tried to distance themselves from the Golden Sands hotel, the Greek Cypriot leader, Nikos Christodoulides, has ordered a full investigation into the issue.

President Ersin Tatar of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus has stated to Express.co.uk that King Charles does indeed own the hotel.

Meanwhile, redevelopment plans for Maraş continues.

European ‘ghost town’ to transform into the next Vegas

Radical plans are underway to transform a deserted ‘ghost town’ into a European hotspot for gambling,  shopping, fine dining and entertainment, to compete with Las Vegas or Macao. 

A consortium of prominent businesspeople have approached authorities in the Turkish Republic of  Northern Cyprus (TRNC) with a grand proposal to create a major new resort city. 

Billionaire businesspeople from across the globe as well as some of the world’s most successful hoteliers  have identified the beachfront town of Maraş, a suburb of Famagusta, as the best location for this new  billion pound project. 

During the early 1970s, Maraş was the top tourist destination in Cyprus and one of the most popular tourist  destinations in the world and attracted the glitz and glamour of Hollywood celebrities such as Brigitte  Bardot and Sophia Loren. However, following the Cypriot civil war and the Turkish intervention it has lain  empty and is now a ghost town. Buildings have deteriorated over time, metal has corroded and plants and 

trees grow through the roads and pavements. 

Maraş is host to one of the most beautiful beaches in Europe and sea turtles have been known to nest  there. 

Under the new proposals, Maraş would be restored to its place as one of the world’s top holiday  destinations. Dozens of casinos, luxury hotels and resorts, shops and fine dining restaurants are planned.

Dr Muhammet Yasarata, Chairman and CEO of the Paradise and Premier Group of Companies, a leading  luxury tour operator in North Cyprus, Turkey and Malta said: 

“For too long America has held Las Vegas as a shining example of what can be achieved through strategic  investment. It is about time Europe had a contender to attract tourists from all corners of the globe. 

“What better place to establish a rival, than in a historically significant tourist destination that has  languished unused and neglected for far too long. 

“This year Maraş will have stood deserted for half a century, which is far too long.  

“Now is the opportune moment to unleash our creativity and explore ways in which Maraş can flourish and  offer experiences to people across the world.” 

Chet Ramadan, Co-Chairman of the Freedom and Fairness for Northern Cyprus campaign said: 

“North Cyprus and the rest of the island will benefit enormously from this development. It will show the  world that North Cyprus is open for business. 

‘Vegas of the Med’ may forge ties between the British Royal Family and Northern Cyprus

As redevelopment plans continue in Maraş, the ownership of the Golden Sands hotel by King Charles has once again come into question with legal battles potentially taking place in the future if the issue is not resolved.

With a consortium of billionaire businesspeople from across the globe in alliance with some of the world’s most successful hoteliers, the beachfront town has the potential to be a top holiday destination for travellers.

It will be interesting to see how the UK Government and Royal Family respond to a potential re-opening of the Golden Sands hotel.

President Tatar’s plans to redevelop Maras could include a hotel owned by Kind Charles III

The ownership of the Golden Sands hotel continues to come into question as redevelopment plans continue in Maraş.

King Charles is believed to be the owner of the hotel according to the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus government. However, the Royal Family have denied these rumours.

The hotel was first opened in 1974 and proudly defined itself as “the world’s first seven-star hotel.”