NEWSLETTER SEPTEMBER 2012

Dear Friends,

We hope that this newsletter find you all well.

We are so pleased to be able to contact you once again with the great news that we have once again been successful in two prestigious European awards, both for the hotel and Serenity Spa. The European Hotel Awards 2012 have now been judged and St Raphael Resort and Serenity Spa have been informed that they are among the winning entrants. The successful companies have been invited to attend a high profile gala presentation dinner at the London Marriott Hotel Grosvenor Square on Sunday, November 4th when the official announcements will be made. These awards are operated by the organisation which has run the International Property Awards for the last 18 years. Its aim is to seek out the best hotels from each country including those that have been purpose-built for conventions, spa, airports or resorts. We are so proud to have been successful in both categories, especially after last year's highly commended award in the Best Hotel Marketing category.

We do give out prizes too! This month we are proud to announce the winner of our Facebook Image Share Competition. Mrs Elena Nikolaou was the lucky winner of a voucher worth €80.00 for our award winning Sailor’s Rest Lounge Bar Restaurant in the heart of our Marina, and we congratulate her. We hope she will enjoy a delicious meal on a special occasion here with us and thank all the participants for entering the draw by sharing the chosen image on Facebook.

We also had a prize draw published with the Daily Mail last month for a fantastic one week holiday with us and M&IT Charity Auction also closed a few days ago with a lucky bidder having succeeded in purchasing a 3 day stay with us at a bargain price, which will be donated to charity by M&IT. Furthermore, we were so happy to be able to help a local charity this month, not by our corporate efforts, but rather by the kindness of our staff. Many members of our team donated a small amount which helped raise enough to sponsor a dog for one year at the Sirius Dog Shelter in Moni, Limassol. Those living in Cyprus might have read that the Sirius Dog Sanctuary is in desperate need of financial aid to sustain the dogs currently in their care and also those left at the shelter. Even €5 per month can go a long way, so for those wishing to help, please do visit http://www.siriusdogsanctuary.com/.

On another note, it is never to early to start planning your schedule for the upcoming months and hence we are pleased to be able to inform you about a few dates that you may want to put into your calendar. The first is of course Christmas and New Year's Eve. Our festivities programme is now available to see online and we are taking bookings for Christmas Parties for both children and adults throughout our resort's venues. We do have something for everyone, so please do contact us for more suggestions as well as great staff gifts such as vouchers for the Sailor's Rest and Serenity Spa.

Another great date you should be saving in your diary is Limassol's famous Carnival period, next year over the 8th-18th of March 2013, and the fabulous Sailor's Rest Carnival Party on Saturday the 9th of March. You can also email us to find out more information and great offers for that time of year. And not too long after this ten day party period, the 7th Limassol Marathon GSO will be held on Sunday, the 24th of March 2013. The Online Registration Process is now activated at http://limassolmarathon.com/limassol-marathon-registration and their website is updated with their most recent information you may need for your “Run Along the Waves!”, so do have a look at www.limassolmarathon.com. St Raphael Resort is pleased to be offering some great deals for accommodation for those participating, so please do contact sales@raphael.com.cy for more information about rates and board basis offers for that time of year.

While September was another record month for us, we are pleased to announce that we do still have some rooms available for those wishing to enjoy our facilities this October, especially in the middle of the month and we have some great last minute offers available on our website so don't miss out. Do follow us on Our warmest regards,
Farah Shammas

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EVENTS / NEWS
Welcoming Nelly!

We are pleased to welcome our new addition to the hotel and Serenity Spa Team, Mrs Nelly Papadopoulos, as our new hairdresser. Nelly speaks English, Greek, Bulgarian, Russian and Italian and will be pleased to be of service to you. Please call her at 25834332 or 99624276.

Autumn Olive Oil treatments

Try out some of our new fantastic spa treatments for as little as €30 per treatment.

Prodromos in Russia

Prodromos visited Moscow on 18-21st September to see colleagues and associates.

Staff Training

Russian Language Certificates were presented on the 12th September at 3pm, to several members of our staff who worked hard to complete their 40 hour course.

Sailing Events

The Limassol Nautical Club organised a sailing regatta on the 30th of September 2012 and invited members of the St Raphael Yacht Club to attend.

WTM / EIBTM

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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