MARCH 2013 NEWSLETTER

Dear Friends,

Happy Easter to those of you who celebrate the Catholic or Anglican Easters and also Welcome the tourist Summer Season to everyone!

The weather in Cyprus is glorious at around 24 degrees celcius and we are now preparing all our summer outlets such as the Amphibion Bar, Splash Restaurant and Seashells Beach Tavern for opening.

On this note, we would like to assure all our newsletter readers that the recent news covering the banking situation in Cyprus has in no way affected St Raphael Resort, or Cyprus tourism in general. Our beautiful hotel, gardens and beach are still the same, fully functional and with the familiar faces still looking forward to welcoming you all. To use the words of our Operations Director, Mr Andreas Gregoriou, 'the unfair treatment of our country has made us stronger and more determined to keep Cyprus as one of the best destinations in the Mediterranean and the St Raphael Resort the best Ultra All Inclusive 5 star resort. We would like to assure you that all our guests are receiving and will continue to receive the highest level of services we have been giving over the past 26 years.

On that note, we are proud to send you more information of our most recent investment and renovation, Suite 103 as our new Honeymoon Suite. This suite was designed originally for the personal use of the hotel owner's and hence is actually the Founders Suite. It has now undergone a big transformation which is due to be fully completed by the middle of April and will include a new bathroom with Jacuzzi, Italian designer tiles and beautiful local marble fittings, a sitting room with large plasma TV and private bar area overlooking the hotel lobby from in-room windows, bedroom with king size bed and specially designed furniture creating the ultimate Mediterranean Luxurious feel. The Suite also offers an Espresso Machine, coffee and tea making facilities, two mini bars, iPod docking station with CD player and radio, pay-movies, hidden ceiling lighting, safety box and many more modern amenities. This suite is not only ideal for couples, whether wedding or honeymooners, but is also the perfect setting for businessmen, corporate clients, couples, anniversary treats and individuals who require that little bit more pampering. Please contact us for the prices of this Suite and more information on how to book or upgrade your stay.

Other hotel news this month, includes our team effort in the 'Limassol Marathon 2013', on Sunday the 24th of March. Fourteen staff walked the 5km corporate race and came 69th place. They raised just over 200 euros for the United Nations World Food Programme, so we are very proud of their efforts and team building skills. If any of our readers would like to give towards this worthwhile cause, the donation account is still open for gifts at http://www.justgiving.com/St-Raphael-Resort-Limassol-Marathon-2013 and any amount would be most appreciated. Alternatively, you are welcome to give some donations to Mrs. Helen Christofides, our Front Office Manger, who headed the Limassol Marathon team and will arrange for the money to go to the charity.

At the beginning of March, Lena Georgiou, our UK PR, attended the National Wedding Show in Birmingham to promote to UK wedding couples the great advantages of choosing St Raphael Resort for their destination wedding. We are looking forward to welcoming a record number of weddings from the UK this year at our resort, and are very pleased that so many couples are choosing our award winning Sailor's Rest Lounge Bar Restaurant as the perfect venue for their wedding receptions and meals. For more information and menus, please do contact Mrs. Demetra Symeonides at groups@raphael.com.cy

We look forward to welcoming many of you over the coming Summer months and wish you all the very best for the start of the Summer Season.

Our warmest regards,
Farah Shammas
Business Development Director

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EVENTS / NEWS
Russian Shooting Teams again in St Raphael Resort

We were pleased to welcome the Russian Shooting Team over March, while they stayed in Cyprus for their training.

The National Wedding Show at NEC Birmingham with Planet Holidays.

Lena Georgiou seen above with Mathilde Roberts from Planet Holidays over the exhibition which took place Friday the 1st - Sunday the 3rd of March 2013.

Trips to Russia

Our Sales and Marketing Manager has been travelling to various cities in Russia to promote the hotel and see our valued partners in Russia over the past month, including the exhibition MITT.

Carnival Party

The annual Sailor's Rest Carnival Party took place on Saturday the 9th of March and was a huge success with the tickets being nearly sold out. Watch this space to book your place for next year's great annual event!

Sailor's Rest Lounge Bar Restaurant

Don't forget to try out our Spring Specials which include dishes from just 6.50 euros for starters.

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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