Wednesday, 6 November 2013

Best Resort Hotel Cyprus at the 2013 International Hotel Awards.



(LONDON)(Nov. 4, 2013) – ST RAPHAEL RESORT received a European Hotel Award for BEST RESORT HOTEL CYPRUS from the International Hotel Awards sponsored by EY and Virgin Atlantic. ST RAPHAEL RESORT competed against a number of hotels and resorts in CYPRUS to receive this recognition. Europe’s finest hoteliers gathered at the glamorous Grosvenor House Hotel in London on Sunday, November 3rd to attend a glittering gala and to hear the long-anticipated results of the International Hotel Awards.

The St Raphael Resort is located on one of the most renowned and largest Blue Flag accredited beaches in Limassol, Cyprus. The clear blue sea water and sandy beach ensure that all guests can enjoy a dip in the Mediterranean Sea and relax by the calm waves. For those guests who prefer fresh water, the hotel features two outdoor free-form swimming pools and one indoor pool. One of the outdoor leisure pools features the Amphibion Wet/Dry Pool Bar while the second outdoor pool in the new Executive Wing has its own water slide and separate shaded children’s pool.

Andreas Gregoriou Operations Director "We are so proud to have won this award and this is testiment to our continued effort to offer the best value for money 5 star ultra all inclusive experience on the island, thank you so much"

Awards were given out for the region’s most impressive hotels for a variety of categories and property types including Best Spa Hotel, Best Small Hotel, Best Sustainable Hotel and Best Resort Hotel. Awards were also given for hotel architecture, construction, interior design, marketing and website. Each winning company was announced as either a ‘Highly Commended’ or ‘5-Star’ winner and presented with special plaques during the awards ceremony. A highly experienced team of professionals who cover the whole range of hospitality disciplines judged entries prepared by the hotels and selected the winners. The Chairman of the Judging Panel is Sir David Michels, Retired CEO of Hilton Hotels.

The 5-Star winners were placed under further examination and just one from each category was named a regional European winner. The regional winners, also known as ‘International Nominees,’ were judged against other nominees from Asia, the Middle East, Africa, the UK, and the Americas.  At the close of the awards gala, just one International Nominee for each category received the ultimate accolade of being named the ‘World’s Best.’

Stuart Shield, President of the International Hotel Awards said, “Every country has a separate rating system for the standard of their hotels, but the International Hotel Awards have provided a global standard to even the mark from country to country. We welcome the European winners in joining this prestigious international club of exceptional hotels and resorts.”

For further information on ST RAPHAEL RESORT:
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For further information on the International Hotel Awards:
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About International Hotel Awards
The International Hotel Awards global competition determines the finest hotels and hospitality companies in the world. They were developed to identify, highlight and reward excellence in the global hospitality industry throughout a range of disciplines. In addition to categories for several types of specialty hotels and categories by hotel size, there are also categories for hotel architecture, construction, interior design, marketing and website. The awards are open to hoteliers, hotel developers and builders, interior designers, architects, public relations and advertising agencies and web designers. The awards are split into regions covering Asia Pacific, Arabia, Africa, the Americas, Europe and the UK. Participants enter representing their country and have the chance to win at a national, regional, or international level.

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