NEWSLETTER JULY 2012

Dear Friends,

We hope that you are having a wonderful summer, wherever you are in the world and whatever the weather. Here in sunny Cyprus the temperatures are scorching but it's the perfect time to get a tan, relax and enjoy our cooling waters. We are already full for most of August, until the 19th actually, but after that we have some great packages over the coming months. If you are wondering when the best time to visit is, just drop us an email and we would be more than happy to advise usual weather conditions, local festivities, rates, special offers and any other information for your individual needs.

We are extremely proud to announce that St Raphael Resort has once again been nominated in the prestigeous 2012 World Travel Awards. For 2012, the category that we have won in four consecutive years, Cyprus' Leading All-Inclusive Resort, no longer exists. However, we have again been nominated in the category that we have won three years in a row, Mediterranean Leading Resort, and nominated for the fourth time in a row for Cyprus Leading Resort. Your votes mean so much to us, and you don't have to be in the travel industry to vote! Please, please visit www.worldtravelawards.com to register - this will take you one minute. Simply click on VOTE and then click the Register button under Login. You will not have to vote for all 900 plus categories, just find the two mentioned above and cast your vote for us. Do note that in both award nominations, we are listed under RESORT and not HOTEL. We thank you in advance.

Furthermore, if you get into a voting spree!, please do nominate us in the Meetings & Incentive Travel Awards 2013 and have the chance to win an amazing UKĀ£500 worth of vouchers at John Lewis stores offered by the organisers of M&IT! Please note that to vote in these awards, you have to be a UK based bona-fide event organiser. Simply go to www.meetpie.com/awardsvoting.asp and write ST RAPHAEL RESORT-CYPRUS into the Category 'Best Overseas Hotel'. The M&IT Awards are 100% democratic. There are no judging panels, no vested interest, and absolutely no favours. You, the voters decide! For more information on the M&IT Awards, please go to www.meetpie.com/awards

These award nominations all come at a very special time for us, when we have been celebrating the hotel's Silver Jubliee. After 25 years since the hotel opened it's doors, and 26 years since the Marina opened, we were so proud to celebrate this momentous occasion at Seashells Beach Tavern on the 18th of July, inviting 17 members of our team who have been with us since day ONE! Everyone is photographed above on the night. The evening was spent with a magnificent meze prepared by our Executive and Sous Chefs, who have also been here since 1987! There was much fun to be had with everyone singing to karaoke and dancing to their colleagues' stunning, or maybe not quite so, voices. Our Financial Director, Mr Said Chammas, even sang 'We are the Champions' by Queen!

Among many famous guests that we have been priviliged to have stayed with us over the years, this month we welcomed DJ Panos M who performed at the launch party for Dolce.com.cy at Movita on the 18th of July. We also welcomed DJ Vassili TsiliChristos, who plays at the famous Nammos Beach Bar in Mykonos, while he was in Cyprus to perform at Dolce Club on Friday the 13th of July. Mr. Andrey Vorontsevich, the famous Russian professional basketball player for CSKA. Finally, not quite so famous but equally valued in our minds, we were delighted to welcome Mrs. Shyla Acquarelli and her mother Mrs. Karen Anne Tomasick all the way from California who stayed with us in July, after winning a week's holiday on the highly broadcasted 'Let's Make a Deal', a famous American TV game show. You can see what they thought of our resort by visiting our YouTube channel.

We really hope to see all of you very soon and thank some of our most recent guests for some lovely reviews on TripAdvisor.

Best Regards,
Farah Shammas
Business Development Director

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Planatarium

Don't miss out on the fantastic experience of seeing various shows weekly on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays in August - situated in our hotel gardens.

Serenity Spa Promotional Day

Book your free skin analysis from now for the 7th of September.

Krystina with famous BasketBall Player

Our Guest Relations officer Krystina Tatsyy was happy to welcome Mr. Andrey Vorontsevich a professional basketball player of 'CSKA' Russia.

Wings of Dance

We were the proud sponsors of the Stars of World Ballet 'Wings of Dance'. The exclusive premier in Cyprus took place on the 20th and 21st of July 2012 in the Limassol Municipal Garden Theatre.

Prodromos in Iran

Our Sales and Marketing Manager visited Iran 22nd - 24th of June in order to meet some lovely agents and we hope to welcome many Iranians to our resort. Photo above with Mr. Antonis Christoforou director of Orthodoxou Travel and the Cypriot Ambassador to Iran Mr. Andreas Ignatiou.

Amathus Avenue,
P.O. Box 51064,
3594 Limassol,
Cyprus
Tel: +357 25 834 200
Fax: +357 25 636 394
E-mail: reservations@raphael.com.cy
Website: www.raphael.com.cy

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