Thursday, November 17, 2011

Ladies Evening in aid of Breast Cancer Awareness

As with every year once again the Retreat Spa is hosting a Ladies Evening on 27th November, which is a charity event to help promote Breast Cancer Awareness in Cyprus. The event is supported by both Europa Donna Cyprus and The Sunflower Campaign Paphos, and all proceeds of the evening will be divided between the two charities.

The evening includes mini treatments, drinks and canapés as well as a chance to win some very desirable prizes such as accommodation to stay on the resort & spa packages as well as golf & tennis prizes. There will also be special offers on products and some very nice gift ideas for Christmas.

The tickets cost €20.00 each and the event will start at 3:00pm and finish at 7:00pm. Everyone is welcome although it is traditionally a ladies evening.

We look forward to welcoming you to this fun evening and your support for this very worthy cause.

Monday, November 7, 2011

InterContinental Aphrodite Hills Resort Hotel on Cyprus receives the ECARF Seal of Quality

The InterContinental Aphrodite Hills Resort Hotel in Paphos on Cyprus has become the first resort and hotel on the Mediterranean Sea to qualify for the Seal of Quality awarded by the European Centre for Allergy Research Foundation (ECARF).

The five-star resort and hotel on the Greek side of the island has outfitted most of its 290 rooms, and all four of its restaurants to meet the needs of allergy sufferers. On the basis of these adjustments, it has been certified with the ECARF Seal of Quality for allergy-friendly products and services.

“Our guests expect the highest standards in comfort and service”, says Spyros Michaelides, Executive Assistant Manager and Director of Sales & Marketing at the InterContinental Aphrodite Hills Resort Hotel. “International travellers in particular expect us to respond to their individual needs. With our orientation toward the specific requirements of allergic guests, we improve the experience not only for visitors with allergies but also for their accompanying family members.”

“Every third European is affected by one or more allergies, and these numbers are on the rise. Allergies can be a heavy burden, particularly when travelling, as hotels and restaurants are often not adequately informed about the needs of allergic travellers. With relatively simple and smart adjustments, quality of life for a hotel guest with allergies can be improved to a significant degree,” says Prof. Dr. med. Torsten Zuberbier, head of the ECARF Foundation.

The InterContinental Aphrodite Hills Resort Hotel has adjusted its services according to the scientifically determined criteria of the European Centre for Allergy Research Foundation (ECARF) and now meets the needs of allergic persons who are sensitive to dust mites, animal hair, certain plants or particular food products. The allergy-friendly rooms have smooth flooring or short-pile carpeting as well as mite-proof encasings for mattresses, pillows and blankets. Floors are cleaned with vacuum cleaners fitted with special HEPA filters for more thorough removal of allergens. In addition, the hotel’s restaurants offer allergy-friendly meals and breakfast buffet options. Food products and ingredients that can trigger allergies, such as nuts, almonds, celery or cow’s milk, are clearly marked. The hotel staff, specially trained by allergy experts from the ECARF foundation, is capable of answering all questions regarding allergies.

Friday, November 4, 2011

‘World of Jazz Festival 2011’ - Aphrodite Hills Resort

We are proud to announce that on Saturday 29th October 2011, our first ever ‘World of Jazz Festival’ took place at Aphrodite Hills Resort. The festival featured the very best jazz bands and musicians on the island, playing a selection of music ranging from classical to funky. All of those who attended sat on the edge of their seats in excitement and in true amazement, as these very talented musicians treated us to a most impressive evening of music.

The ‘Charis Ioannou Quartet’ includes Pianist Marios Toumbas, Bassist Michael Messios, Drummer Ioannis Vafeas and Charis on Alto Sax. Charis and his colleagues have appeared in concerts in Poland, Greece, Kuwait, Serbia, Holland, England, Luxembourg, Belgium, U.S.A, Spain and Italy.

The ‘Irenaeos Koullouras Trio’, formed in early 2002 and immediately made a strong impact on the music scene not only in Cyprus, but also in Athens, Israel and Serbia.

The members of the band include George Krasides on Tenor Sax, Soprano & Clarinet, George Koulas on Drums and Irenaeos Koullouras on Contrabass.

The band ‘Uptown Beat’ formed in 2006 and features Charis Ioannou on Saxophone, Savvas Houvartas on Guitar, Gabriel Karapatakis on Bass and Rodos Panayiotou on Drums. The band’s repertoire is a fusion of various types of music including straight funk rhythms from the seventies, classic rock sounds, swinging rhythms from North America and Latin rhythms from Central and South America.

Last but not least, the singer Ioanna treated us to the velvet tones of her ‘alto’ voice, with her presence captivating the audience, by simply telling a story in song - in her own unique way - sometimes sweet and melodic and sometimes strong and direct.

This was a unique festival hosted by Aphrodite Hills. The evening was a complete success, with a huge attendance of people and an audience who were totally captivated by the performances of the talented musicians. The amazing light system, including a giant sky beam light added to the ambiance of the evening. A delectable menu offering a variety of foods, including pizzas, tapas, soup and Greek doughnuts, combined with wines and beer on sale at low prices, only added to the enjoyment of a perfect night out.

For next year, one has to wonder what could possibly improve the excellent standard and atmosphere of this year's Jazz Festival. With bated breath, we definitely look forward to finding out.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Kids New Year’s Eve Chocolate Party

New Year’s Eve is a chance to say ‘goodbye’ to the previous year and welcome in the New Year… and the best way of doing so is to party!

At Adonis & Kinyras Ballrooms at the InterContinental Aphrodite Hills Resort Hotel your children can party at our spectacular New Year’s Eve Chocolate Party on Saturday 31st December 2011. All children between the ages of 3 and 12 years old are welcome; the cost is €20.00 per child and this includes a delicious buffet, drinks and entertainment.

From 7.00pm till 10.30pm the children play party games and have lots of fun! They are kept amused by our remarkable team of Entertainers and Attendants. The activities and entertainment programme includes fabulous fun-packed things to do and will guarantee your children are happily occupied.

We look forward to seeing your children at our fabulous New Year’s Eve Chocolate Party to welcome in the New Year with lots of fun!

Kids Christmas Eve Chocolate Party

Christmas is a time of year to be enjoyed by everyone - both young and old, so don’t let your children miss out on a spectacular Christmas Eve Chocolate Party on Saturday 24th December 2011 at Adonis & Kinyras Ballrooms at the InterContinental Aphrodite Hills Resort Hotel.

From 7.00pm till 10.30pm the children play party games and have lots of fun! They are kept amused by our remarkable team of Entertainers and Attendants. All children between the ages of 3 and 12 years old are welcome; the cost is €20.00 per child and this includes a tasty buffet, drinks and entertainment.

The activities and entertainment programme includes fabulous fun-packed things to do such as, face painting, musical bumps, dancing, musical chairs, pass the parcel, memory game, musical statues and much much more!

Let your children become absorbed in the spirit of Christmas at the Christmas Eve Chocolate Party!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Santa Visits Aphrodite Hills Resort

Santa Visits Aphrodite Hills Resort

When Santa Claus Comes:

A good time is coming, I wish it were here,
The very best time in the whole of the year; I'm counting each day on my fingers and thumbs - The weeks that must pass before Santa Claus comes. Then when the first snowflakes begin to come down, And the wind whistles sharp and the branches are brown, I'll not mind the cold, though my fingers it numbs, For it brings the time nearer when Santa Claus comes.
Author Unknown

(25/12/11) 12.00pm - 12.30pm - Grand Entrance of Santa Claus!

Lobby area of the Hotel
This Christmas Day, Santa travelled a long way to make it on time and meet our young guests with his sack full of presents ready to be handed out to all the Hotel children under 12 years old. Children can sit on Santa’s lap and have a photo taken with him, compliments of the Hotel.

1.00pm - 1.45pm - Santa Claus arrives… Golf Clubhouse

Welcome Santa as he arrives with presents in his sack for the Resort children.

2.00pm - 2.45pm - Gallery Multishop - Village Square


Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Aphrodite Hills Christmas Market

The internationally renowned Aphrodite Hills Resort situated near Paphos and overlooking the very area where Aphrodite, the goddess of love is said to have emerged from the waves, offers the ultimate in five-star facilities and services. It is an opulent paradise, providing a superlative array of facilities such as; an 18-hole championship Golf Course and Golf Academy, a Greco-Roman Spa, Tennis and Multi-surface Courts with a Tennis Academy and an exclusive Beach Club.

The enchanting Village Square is located at the heart of Aphrodite Hills Resort and boasts an exciting variety of shops, bars and restaurants, offering the most varied and extensive culinary choices and all with stunning and uninterrupted views of the Mediterranean Sea.

Every year, the Village Square plays host to the wonderfully exciting traditional Christmas Market, providing a warm and festive atmosphere to be enjoyed by the whole family. There are numerous stalls selling an abundance of handcrafted goods, Christmas decorations and traditional foods, a Christmas Choir, fun activities for children, a Nativity Manger and even a visit from Santa, allowing you and your family to become wholly absorbed into the seasonal festivities.

Everyone is welcome, so begin your Christmas celebrations in style at the Aphrodite Hills Christmas Market, on Sunday 4th December 2011 from 11.00am to 5.00pm.

Featured Property November: Ariadne Appartment

This delightfully appointed one bedroom Apartment is ideal for family vacations, and for those seeking to enjoy the pleasures of golf, spa and a sense of luxury. It is located on the first floor of a delightful Apartment block at Theseus Village, Aphrodite Hills.

The Apartment is within walking distance from The Retreat Spa - the Resort’s fabulous health spa, the InterContinental Hotel, the Golf Clubhouse, the Driving Range and the Golf Academy. The picturesque shops and cafés at the Village Square are only a stroll away.

The Apartment includes 60m2 of living space with 31m2 of uncovered terrace and 8m2 of forecourt.

Theseus Village is arranged around three terraces, with commanding views towards the sea and the horizon. Each terrace has an individual character, yet there is no mistaking they belong together. The natural contours upon which the village is set, give the site some of its unique attractions. The architects have been careful not to destroy this, instead working with the spirit of the site to achieve a natural and comfortable harmony. At the heart of Theseus Village is the main swimming pool with its shady trees, gazebo, and pavilion, which also serves as an informal focus for the village. This is a perfect spot from which to enjoy the spectacular local sunsets and embrace the Cypriot love of the sea.

Covered Area: 60m2
Uncovered Terrace: 31m2
Total Area: 91m2

Ariadne Apartment CB12 Features:
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Communal Swimming Pools
Provision for central heating