NEWSLETTER APRIL 2011

Dear Friends,

It is lovely to contact you all again after a month that was so jam packed with news!

Summer is very much in full swing now, and we have decided to celebrate the beginning of the summer by asking the renowned Sarah Quist, a singer from the UK now based in Madrid, to perform at the Sailor's Rest Lounge Bar Restaurant every evening from the 4th - 9th of May. We are sure that her soothing soul music and upbeat tracks will get everyone in the mood for summer, don't miss out!

Easter was a huge success with a full hotel enjoying all our local traditions. As usual, a bus was organised by the hotel to take any guests who registered, to the local village of Pyrgos for the midnight mass service (Anastasi) which was followed by the traditional magiritsa soup and a buffet with hot and cold treats to celebrate the end of the fasting period.

The new Serenity Spa and Hair Salon officially opened its doors on the 14th April and we are busy with appointments. The spa features an array of treatment rooms including the fantastic rasul featured above. Visit www.raphael.com.cy for the full list of our available treatments and make sure you book your treatment in advance by calling 25 834332 or emailing spa@raphael.com.cy.

The Seashells Beach Tavern is nearly complete and will open in May serving snacks, BBQ's, a selection of salads, and desserts. This venue will be open every day from morning until late afternoon and is also available for private functions in the evening. Seashells Beach Tavern is situated on our large sandy beach by the edge of the beautiful St Raphael Marina next to the waves.

We are very grateful to all our guests who have contributed in our efforts to support the World Food Programme. As well as the €1 voluntary donation on all room bills, we have a collection box at the main reception which over the past six months has collected nearly €1000. Thank you to all those who have so generously donated their change upon check out to help feed hungry children worldwide.

Again on a charitable note, we are proud of our Crest Watersports and Dive Center team who organised on the 16th April an Underwater and Beach clean up. This wonderful effort involved clearing and cleaning the underwater area around the marina walls by divers (the use of the equipment was donated by the Crest Team) and St Barnabas Scouts helped with the beach and sand area clean up. St Raphael Resort offered refreshments to all the volunteers with our compliments and the day was a fun day for all involved.

We are pleased to also inform you that our hotel blog is available to follow at http://straphaelresortcyprus.blogspot.com/. Please do let us know your comments and what you would find interesting to read on this - whether that is funny stories, hotel news, guest comments or anything else.

There are already many days over the coming months when the hotel is full and so we advise you all to contact us in advance to avoid disappointment with your bookings.

We look forward to welcoming you all over the summer and wish you a very happy month of May.

Farah Shammas
Business Development Director

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EVENTS / NEWS
St Raphael Resort Taxi in London

Our new taxi has been launched in London this April. If you would like to book this cab, please call Max Wall at Taxi Media on +44 207 091 1906. For PR purposes only.

Visits to Russia and Siberia

Prodromos Chamboulides, our Sales and Marketing Manager, visited St Petersburg, Novoskibirsk and Kiev in April. Pictured above with Mr Andreas Christou, the Mayor of Limassol in St Petersburg on the 8th April.

More Awards!

On the 27th April we were proud to be awarded with the Thomas Cook Mark of Excellence award for outstanding service and facilities.

Interview for Romanian TV

Andreas Gregoriou, our Operations Director, was interviewed for the hotels award winning performance by Oana Alina Viziteu from Travel Mix TV based in Romania.

Underwater and Beach Clean Up

A great effort from all involved to keep our beach tidy – thank you!

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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