NEWSLETTER SEPTEMBER 2011

Dear Friends,

It is with great pleasure that I write to you all this month with the proud news that we have secured for the 4th year in a row, the prestigeous award from the WORLD TRAVEL AWARDS 2011 for 'Cyprus' Leading All Inclusive Resort' and for a brilliant 3rd year in a row as the 'Mediterreanean's Leading Resort'. As many of you know, The World Travel Awards serves to acknowledge, reward and celebrate excellence across all sectors of the global travel and tourism industry and is regarded as the most comprehensive, the biggest and the most prestigious awards program in the travel industry worldwide. Hence we are overwhelmed with joy that we have received these awards once again and would like to thank all of you for your support, not just for this past year but over the many years.

The hotel has seen so many developments over the past 24 years and we are very proud that these improvements have been appreciated by so many, after all our aim is to provide a much needed product within our market and sector. Mr Callum Jones wrote earlier this year in the Northampton chronicle and Echo - ' If you are looking for an all inclusive deal at a first class resort, with relentlessly helpful and cheery staff with guaranteed good weather, then look no further than the St Raphael Resort' (published in May 7th 2011). We appreciate all feed back and hence encourage all our guests to fill out our in-house questionaires and write on websites such as TripAdvisor or join our various Facebook pages.

September was an extremely busy month for the hotel and October too is very busy. The weather in Cyprus is still perfect and for those looking for some sun, relaxation and rest, do look online or visit your local travel agent to see some great prices for last minute travel deals. There are some dates that the hotel is already completely full this month, however please do contact us, whether you are an individual holiday maker or an agent so that we may assist with your personal booking and be of any help.

As some of you may know, we have a long weekend coming up at the end of October (Greek National Holiday on the 28th of October) and have some great offers for 2 and 3 day packages for locals and foreign guests alike. Please do email reservations@raphael.com.cy for more information on these and other special offers.

Maritme Cyprus is currently taking place in Limassol. The Cyprus Shipping Chamber and the St Raphael Yacht Club organised a special sailing event which took place on Saturday morning, 1st of October. The event began at 9.30am and many boats participating in the sailing yacht race between the St Raphael Marina and Ladies Mile. The prize giving ceremony will follow at a special gala dinner organised by the Cyprus Shipping Chamber and St Raphael Yacht Club on Friday the 7th of October at 8pm at the Sailor's Rest. If anyone would like to receive further information about this or other events taking place in the future, please contact marina@raphael.com.cy

Seashells Beach Tavern is now closed in the evenings but remains open for snacks, lunch and refreshments daily until 6pm. We have enjoyed a successful first summer of operation and welcome any feedback that any of you may have to help us launch the most popular and relaxed summer venue for next year. We have plans to expand the menu and cocktail selection and thank you in advance for any fun ideas you may have.

Shisha is now available in an outdoor section of the Sailor's Rest Lounge Bar Restaurant and is proving extremely popular amongst guests who wish to relax by the waves and enjoy a 'hubbly-bubbly' in a wide variety of different flavours and styles. Shisha is available every night from 8pm until late and is served in our relaxing area closer to the yachts (so do not worry if this is not your 'thing' as it is not served in the fine-dining areas).

We have already begun to take bookings in our various outlets for Corporate Christmas Parties and would be happy to assist with any company's individual quotation. Please email sales.exec@raphael.com.cy
for further assistance and menus for either the Sailor's Rest, Phoenician, Panorama or Palladium.

Also if you would like to see our upcoming events at the hotel, we have an exciting new calendar of events on our website so please do visit this page for further information.

Finally we would like to add that St Raphael Resort will be present at both INWETEX-CIS Market in St Petersburg and the World Travel Market in London. Please do visit us there and feel free to contact us before to arrange an appointment time. We will look forward to seeing all our friends and partners at both of these exhibitions.

Sending you all our warmest regards,
Farah Shammas
Business Development Director

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EVENTS / NEWS
Ambassador of Montenegro staying in hotel

His Excellency, The Ambassador of Montenegro Ivo Armenko enjoyed his stay in an Admiral Suite this September.

PHW Roadshows

Richard visited both London and Paris with Prestige Hotels of the World on their latest European Road Show.

Prodromos in Russia

Our Sales and Marketing Manager visited Moscow for the Travel and Leisure Exhibitions, 21-24 of September. Seen above with Svetlana Pershina, the Director of the Russian Magazine 'Sun' by Hot Tours.

Young Entrepreneurs and Business Persons Forum in Lebanon

Farah visited Lebanon on the 30th of September and the 1st of October to attend the first Intertantional Forum for YEB. Photo above with Mr Victor Debbas from Palintest.

Helping the Community

On the 26th of September, St Raphael Resort organised a day in the hotel where our staff kindly took the time to donate blood to the Limassol Hospital Blood Bank.

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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