NEWSLETTER NOVEMBER 2011

Dear Friends,

Many Greetings in this Festive Month.

The run up to Christmas is always exciting, and we would like to remind you that we have some great deals for the Christmas and New Year's period. Please visit our website for more information regarding our Festivities programme which includes lovely tea-afternoons, fabulous lunches and dinners and a variety of activities for all the family. We also have some great winter packages at the Serenity Spa which include our new Chocolate Experiences - an array of facials, body treatments and massages using real chocolate, which are the perfect way to treat yourselves and your loved ones as a Christmas Gift.

We have exhibited at two exhibitions this month - the World Travel Market in London, 7th-10th November, and EIBTM in Barcelona, 28th November - 1st December. It was so lovely to see many familiar faces and to meet new contacts too. Both exhibitions were extremely positive for St Raphael Resort and we are looking forward to a successful year in 2012. If anyone we met requires further information or images, please do not hesitate to contact us or visit our media library on our website.

The main photo in this months newsletter was taken at the Cyprus Rally 2011, of which we were official sponsors of Mr.Charalambous Timotheou. The event took place on the 6th of November and we would like to congratulate Mr Charalambos for coming 2nd out of the Cyprus champions.

Our Winter Specials are now available at the Sailor's Rest Lounge Bar Restaurant and include some tantilising new tastes such as Lobster creations including a Lobster Bisque and new Lobster Souffle, Fin De Claire oysters baked with creamy shellfish sauce, Stuffed Chicken with sundried tomatoes and mozzarella, a new Ocean Platter and Baked Fruit Salad, plus much more. These specials will be available until Spring 2012, so don't miss out. Our Chirstmas Day (€40pp) and New Year's Day (€45pp) lunches have been designed and can be viewed on our website, although for those prefering to choose their own menu, our a la carte will also be available.

As well as St Raphael Resort's Christmas decor and lights, Limassol has indeed taken on the festive spirit, with Christmas lights brightening the streets, parks and buildings. We are pleased to also say that for the first time Limassol has a Christmas Wonderland Village in the Enaerios area, so do visit if you are in town. It is open every day until the 7th of January 2012 until 10pm and starts from 5pm on weekdays and 11am on weekends. For more information please visit our website.

As many of you know, Cyprus enjoys fantastic weather conditions all year round (today is still 21 degrees as I write) so please don't be fooled by all the above 'winter' and 'Christmas' mentions. Crest Watersports, at St Raphael's beach, knows this only too well and on Saturday 26th November they organised a great day for all to enjoy. This day included the chance to join in an all day theory and practice lessons with professional instructors free of charge and the chance to see presentations of SUP (Stand Up Paddling) and T.R.X (Suspension Training) by certified British Stand up Paddle Association instructors and surf instructors. From February next year, Crestwatersports Centre will be offering wakeboard teaching with experienced wakeboard riders. For more information, please do not hesitate to contact info@crestwatersports.com All levels of riders are welcome to improve skills or just to have fun!

On the 20th of November, a group of our staff volunteered their Sunday morning towards the charity effort in honour of 'The Dancing Queen Foundation'. This organisation was set up in memory of the late Dr Yiota Demetriou whose vision to help children in her field of child psychology was cut short in a tragic accident on the 16th of November 2008. This tragic accident was a result of a drunk driver and the aim was to raise awareness of the devastating effects drink driving has on the lives of other people. Our St Raphael Resort team raised over €600. If you would like any further information, please contact info@dancingqueenfoundation.com.

For those of you who have not seen our hotel video, there is now a new way to have a look. Visit http://www.visitmystreet.tv/video/614/St-Raphael-Resort-Limassol-Cyprus to see the new link on visitmystreet.com.

We would like to wish you all a wonderful run-up to Christmas and hope you will all like our Christmas card which will be coming to you shortly! So watch this space :)

Best Regards,
Farah Shammas
Business Development Director

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EVENTS / NEWS
WTM 2011

Above photo was taken at WTM, held at Excel in the Docklands, London, with our friend and associate Mr Photis Lambrianides, Olympic Holidays.

EIBTM 2011

We enjoyed a wonderful evening in Barcelona organised by Expert Avis Marketing. Above photo with Klea, Olesya, Olga, Farah and Elena.

Mple in Cyprus

We are proud to be the main sponsors of the famous Greek Band MPLE who will be performing in Cyprus on the 30th of December at the 7Seas and will also be staying at St Raphael Resort.

I'd rather walk than Drink and Drive

Six members of our staff walked 10km across Limassol for this worthwhile charity effort and raised a fantastic €600 to help children with learning difficulties and mental health issues.

Hotel of the Month

We are proud to be listed as Cyplon 's Hotel of the Month and are also thrilled to be informed that we are one of their best selling hotels on the island. On the 29th of November, our UK based PR representative, Mrs Lena Georgiou, also attended a special event celebrating Cyplon's 40th Year Anniversary with many agents and friends in Stanmore.

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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