NEWSLETTER AUGUST 2012

Dear Friends,

Welcome to the official beginning of Autumn from a very warm, sunny Cyprus that is still very much in full summer mode!

As you can see from the above photograph, our Eden Garden Games Room has now been completed and is fully functional with many of our younger, independent guests frequenting this room daily. We have to say a big Thank You to Ms. Helen Christofides, our Front Office Manager, who took the challenge upon herself to create a cozy, safe atmosphere with entertainment to suit youngsters, teenagers and families. The area now boasts two Nintendo Wii Consoles with a variety of games that can be rented from the reception, a huge selection of arcade games, two table tennis, footsie tables, card and board games play area, table hockey, sofas and bean bags, a drinks/snacks vending machine and other amusing games. That is not to mention the movies shown every evening after the live shows have finished and the area is open every day from 7am.

The Octagon Restaurant is now having the final touches added after its full renovation and expansion earlier this year. The large wall area above the buffet has been fixed with a beautiful hand made sculpture created by the well known local artist, Oria Petropoulou, who has also designed and fixed some beautiful ceramic busts in the new toilets next to the Amphibion pool. The lace curtains are being fixed this week to give more atmosphere to the restaurant and the table decorations have been chosen and ordered. We are sure that all our guests will appreciate these small but important final touches.

For those already thinking about some winter-sun at the best, most affordable prices, do check out our website for some great offers. Our initial Christmas and New Year's festivities programme is also available and there are some wonderful evenings planned, not to mention some crazy fancy dress parties during the Limassol Carnival period (7th - 17th of March, 2013). For those who may be interested in a charity auction, the latest M&IT on-line charity auction is now live with more than 100 lots waiting for your bids from as little as £25. St Raphael Resort has donated a three nights stay for two people in a sea view room (Lot Number 15) and all the money raised goes straight to charity. Please do have a look and place a bid if you can.

If you are in the British Forces here in Cyprus, you may also have the chance to win some great prizes at our hotel and spa, at Akrotiri Fun Day and we were pleased to sponsor the popular WalkDown 2012 event (www.thewalkdown.co.uk). Even if you don't win a prize however, do keep a look out on Facebook or our Website for our special offers and packages. We currently have an amazing spa package for only €180 which includes a facial, two different massages, body polish and a medy-jet experience. So don't miss out and contact us now for your appointments! (tel (+357) 25 834 332 or email spa@raphael.com.cy)

We were pleased to welcome another star to our resort this August, Mr Denis Rublov, the famous DJ, staying here mid August while he performed live at Bellini by the Sea.

We remind all our friends in the travel and tourism business that as the exhibition season begins, we will be attending Leisure at Crocus Exhibition Centre in Moscow and we are also already arranging our appointment diary for WTM this coming November 5th - 8th. We do hope to see as many of you as possible at these shows.

Finally, we would like to thank all our guests for the latest bunch of fantastic reviews on TripAdvisor. Keep them coming!

We appreciate all your support and feedback.

Our warmest regards,
Farah Shammas

Stay Connected!


EVENTS / NEWS
Brides CD - top honeymoon choice

We were proud to have been selected by Brides Magazine to be listed among the worlds top honeymoon destinations.

George Mappourides's Birthday

Our Chief Engineer celebrated, for the 25th time, his birthday with us while working at St Raphael Resort. We wish him all the best always.

More Leo Birthdays!

Our Operations Director, Mr. Andreas Gregoriou and our Accounts Receivable, Mrs. Despo Telemarchou, celebrated their birthdays on the same day.

Karaoke at Seashells

There have been some wild nights of fun at Seashells Beach Tavern with all types of voices and songs being sung! Watch this space for the next karaoke event in September.

Fun in the Sun

Our animation team are always at hand to keep your precious children entertained, happy and out of the midday sun with activities such as face-painting and more.

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

Click here to unsubscribe from this newsletter