NEWSLETTER FEBRUARY 2011

Dear Friends,

It is a pleasure to contact you after a record breaking February where we experienced the highest occupancies since the hotel's opening in 1987. The mild climate, various off-peak season events and general atmosphere in Limassol have all contributed to this result and we are pleased that we have received some excellent reviews on Trip Advisor making us one of Limassol's favourite hotels.

The St Raphael Resort Team who participated in the corporate race at the Limassol Marathon on the 20th February (seen above), helped raise nearly €1,000 for the World Food Programme. All the team said that they really enjoyed their day out together and were holding the hotel flag the whole way! It's not too late to contribute to the money raised....please visit http://www.justgiving.com/St-Raphael-Resort-Limassol-Cyprus to donate whatever you can - your support is always appreciated, not just by us but also by the many hungry children worldwide.

We are now in the middle of the Limassol Carnival week - our ten day period of fancy dress, parades, parties and fun before the traditional 40 day fasting period leading up to Easter. On the 26th of February, the Sailor's Rest had it's annual Carnival Party with prizes given for the best dressed. With great music, finger food buffet and open bar for just €40 per person, it was thoroughly enjoyed by all that attended and we hope to welcome everyone back in fancy dress next year.

Coming up this March, there are more exciting events and celebrations. The last weekend of Carnival is over the 5th and 6th of March and we are sorry to say to those hoping to reserve a room, that the hotel has been fully booked for this period for the last two weeks. Do however send us your requests and we will do our best to assist - there are still some rooms available on Friday, the 4th March.

On Monday, the 7th of March we will be celebrating Green Monday - the first day of lent - with a full vegetarian buffet (including seafood delights) for only €32 per person. You can book a table by contacting the hotel directly on 25 834200. Also, don't forget that we have planned a wonderful package for the Easter Holidays, full of local traditions and experiences, so please do email reservations@raphael.com.cy for more details and reservations.

Finally, we are pleased to say that we had a star-studded list of VIP guests in February visiting the hotel and some of these famous clients can be seen in the photos on the right.

We look forward to writing to you again in a month with even more exciting news from March - we will be opening the public areas of the new Serenity Spa on the 16th of March and on the 1st of April the Spa will be available with all our new treatments on offer including our Rasul, water-jet massage bed, solarium, and much more. For those living in the local community, our new membership rates are now available. Please contact sales.exec@raphael.com.cy or spa@raphael.com.cy for further information.



Yours faithfully,
Farah Shammas
Business Development Director

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EVENTS / NEWS
Fortissimo Band in the hotel 18th February.

The famous String Quartet from Greece stayed at the hotel while performing for an international business group at the Sailor's Rest. Above with our Richard Bedenham, Internet Sales Executive, and Demetra Symeonides, Groups Coordinator.

Christos Dantis in the hotel 11th and 12th February.

The famous Greek rock star stayed at the hotel in February when he visited Limassol to perform at the 7 Seas Live Music Bar. Above with Farah Shammas, Christiana Hadjimanoli (Sales Executive) and the organiser of the event, Mr Stelios Kyriakou.

Trip to Holland with Prestige Hotels of the World

Above, photo with clients and colleagues from Prestige Hotels of the World in Amsterdam on the 4th of February.

Carnival party at Sailor's Rest

Everyone enjoyed a night of dancing in full costume on the 26th February at the Sailor's Rest. Above one of the 'best dressed' prize winners with a fantastic balloon hat.

Head of Department Dinner

The whole team enjoyed a night out together at a local taverna on the 1st February.

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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