Thursday, 9 February 2012

January 2012 Newsletter Online

We are pleased to announce that our January 2012 Newsletter is now online.

Employees of the Year 2011

On the topic of 'winners', we are pleased to have announced at our recent Staff Party, held in the Panorama Conference and Events Hall on the 13th of January, our two Employees of the Year. While competition was tough, the winner of the Front of House Category (voted by the guests over 2011 in all the questionnaire responses) was Mrs Kristina Tatsyy, our Guest Relations Officer from the Front Office Department. All the Heads of Departments got together to vote for the winner of the Back Of House category, and the winner was Mrs Effie Charalambous, our Accounts Supervisor from the Accounts Department. We would like to congratulate both of these members of staff once again, and also say a heart-felt thank you to all our staff, many of whom were highly commended by both guests and staff.

Greek Singer at our Hotel

Thanos Mikroutsikos also stayed at St Raphael Resort on the 8th of January when  he performed with Christos Thiveos at the 7 Seas  Live Music  Bar.  Seen above with Evgenia and Helen from our Front Office team.

Eurovision Singer at St Raphael Resort

We were pleased to welcome Ivi Adamou and wish her the best of luck in this year's Eurovision Song Contest.

C&IT Forum in London Hilton T5

We attended the C&IT Forum in London on the 30th and 31st January this year where we met many interesting colleagues in the MICE industry and had the pleasure to meet Mr Alexis Conran, the famous BBC star of the 'Real Hustle'.

Stars from Greece

We were happy to welcome Christos Thiveos on the 8th of January. Photographed above with Helen, Evgenia and Christiana.

European Hotel Awards - Highly Commended Hotel Marketing


It’s official - the first ever international five-stars have been awarded to a small number of outstanding hotels across Europe. Winners of the inaugural European Hotel Awards in association with Bloomberg Television were revealed at a high profile presentation dinner at the newly refurbished Savoy Hotel in London on Wednesday (January 18th).

The International Hotel Awards evolved from the International Property Awards, established 18 years ago, its award winners’ logo is recognised as a symbol of excellence throughout the global industry. A specific awards’ programme for the hospitality industry was launched due to an increasing number of entries within its commercial categories.

In addition to categories for different sized and specifically targeted hotels, the International Hotel Awards includes sections for the best hotel architecture, interior design, marketing and website covering the entire range of hotel disciplines. Entries are first judged at country level before the top scoring winners go forward to be re-judged internationally.

The judging panel consists of 20 professionals including James Bacon, UK account manager of Google; Peter Crome, managing director of Skibo Castle in Scotland; Mike McNamara of the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS); David Dalby of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and Rebecca Johnson of Bloomberg TV (Hotel Section).

Stuart Shield, president of the International Hotel Awards, says, “Stuart Shield, president of the International Hotel Awards, says, “It has been a privilege to see so many outstanding entries from the hotel and hospitality related industry in Europe. It is a highly competitive field so this has made the judging of entries very exciting. I am also delighted to have support from three major brands - Bloomberg Television, Bentley and Louis Roederer Champagne. I am sure all our winners will attract the attention they deserve from those that seek out the best hotels in which to stay.”

St Raphael Resort received Highly Commended Best Hotel Marketing.

Bartley Lodge Revamp

One of the New Forest Hotels, Bartley Lodge, has recently finished a complete facelift and has to be one of the best country retreats in the New Forest.

Wednesday, 8 February 2012

St Valentine's Day at St Raphael Resort and Sailor's Rest - 14.02.2012

Celebrate Valentine's Day at St Raphael Resort or Sailor's Rest Lounge Bar Restaurant.

We are offering a delicious 6 course gourmet dinner. €60.00 per person excluding drinks.

You may also be interested in our 1 night accommodation package in a lovely Sea View Room, which includes the above dinner at Sailor's Rest for only another €40.00 per person, including Breakfast.

For more information or to make a booking, please don't hesitate to contact us on +357 25 834 242 or email