Saturday, December 31, 2011

Aphrodite Hills Retreat Spa News January 2012

Happy New Year to all! We hope you enjoyed the festive season and are looking forward to 2012. Lots has been happening in recent weeks at the Retreat and we all feel inspired to bring in the New Year with a refreshed enthusiasm for all things Spa!

We were very lucky in December to have two of Pevonia’s top Trainers dedicate two weeks of their time to visit us. During this time our established Therapists were given refresher courses and updated with new developments and techniques from this world leading Spa brand. Our newer Therapists have now also expanded their knowledge to include the philosophies and practices of Pevonia.

A bit about the Pevonia brand…
Pevonia was established in 1991 in the USA by French biochemist Sylvie Hennessy and is now the No.1 Spa brand of choice in America. What sets Pevonia apart from the rest is Sylvie’s dedication to creating treatments and products in combination with Science and Therapy. This means that Pevonia skin care not only provides the relaxation and luxury that spa users demand but also brings proven results to heal your skin.

If you would like to know more about what Pevonia can do for you, then please book in for a consultation with one of our expertly trained Skin Care Therapists who will be more than happy to assist.

Other News
We have some excellent offers for you to take advantage of this month, guaranteed to leave you feeling refreshed and revived for the New Year. Don’t forget to renew your Spa Membership with the special packages that are available until the end of February. If you would like to get in touch with the Retreat Spa then please contact us at spareception@aphroditehills.com or call: +357 26 82 81 00.

January and February Offers

Winter Warmer - Hot Stones to Back of Body
Release tension and stress with this deeply relaxing Hot Stone Massage to the legs, back, neck & shoulders
€69 ONLY
Duration: 50 minutes
Complimentary Herbal Teas PLUS Free access to the Gym, Sauna & Relaxation Areas
Offer valid throughout January & February 2012. Gift Vouchers available.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

InterContinental Aphrodite Hills Hotel wins a prestigious European Award

For the first time ever, an ‘international five-stars’ will be issued to a number of outstanding hotels. The inaugural European Hotel Awards 2011 in association with Bloomberg Television have completed judging and the InterContinental Aphrodite Hills Resort Hotel has been informed that it is amongst the winning companies.
Successful entrants have been invited to attend a high profile Gala Presentation Dinner at the Savoy Hotel in London on 18th January 2012. The InterContinental Hotel will then discover whether they have won a five-star award or a highly commended award in the categories of ‘Best Resort Hotel’ & ‘Best Spa Hotel’.

The event is part of the ‘
International Property Awards’ which has been established for 18 years with the ‘Award Winners’ logo as a recognised symbol of excellence throughout the global industry. The organisers decided to launch a specific programme for the hospitality industry due to an increasing number of entries within its commercial categories. Demand for inclusion has been so great that each category quickly filled with the required number of entrants.
Attaining one of these coveted awards is indisputable evidence that the InterContinental Aphrodite Hills Resort Hotel is capable of beating some exceedingly strong contenders within the European hospitality arena.

Highest scoring winners from the European Hotel Awards are now being re-judged against other winning companies from Asia Pacific, Africa, the Americas and Arabia to find the ultimate
‘World’s Best’ in each category.

The judging panel consists of 20 professionals whose collective knowledge of the hospitality industry is second to none. This year’s judges include James Bacon, Google UK Account Manager; 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). The judges report that the quality of submissions has been extremely high, giving them a difficult task in selecting the winners.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Aphrodite Hills Horse Riding Club... enjoy riding lessons or partake in a scenic trail ride

Aphrodite Hills Riding Club is based in the forestry area of Lakkos Tou Frangou, just a 10 minute drive from the main Resort.
Now well established and successful, the Horse Riding Club is managed by Patricia Brown and with her seven horses and a small team of welcoming and experienced staff, who have created a fantastic environment for all horse lovers.

2011 has been a very busy year for the stables and they are delighted to have so many Property Owners and Guests returning each year to ride the horses and enjoy the facilities on offer.The Pirates Village Kids Club have been regular riders throughout the summer and dozens of children helped the ponies BoJangles & Pixie to raise money for the Radiomarathon Annual Charity Event.
The Riding Club is open all year and offers lessons and scenic trail riding on well schooled horses and ponies.

Visitors are always welcome at the stables and a 20% discount is available to all Owners and Cyprus Residents.

For further details visit our website: www.aphroditehillsridingclub.com or call Patricia - Tel: +357 99 99 89 89.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Aphrodite Hills Golf Academy: Marfin Laiki Golf Open Results

On Saturday 17th of December Aphrodite Hills Golf hosted the 2011 Marfin Laiki Bank Golf Open.

The day began with breakfast at Aphrodite Hills Golf Clubhouse before all players headed to the Course to start at 9.00am with a shotgun start. A field of 90 Golfers participated and with near perfect weather conditions, we were set for some low scoring.

The players did not disappoint with at least 12 of the field returning scores better than their handicap. The eventual ‘Overall Winner’ was Bernd Gulas with a fantastic 40 stableford points. Kyriacos Michaelides, Director of Wealth Management for Marfin Laiki Bank presented the prizes to all the winners. “It is great to be here and involved with the golf, we hope that Marfin Laiki Bank is able to continue with some presence in golf in the future” said Mr. Michaelides during his welcome speech.

The Men’s Winner was Roberto Piona with 38 points and the Ladies Winner, Teresa Tortora-Piona also scored 38 points; the husband and wife winners showed their surprise and were elated with their win!

The Runners-up for the Men & Ladies were Steve Gargaro (38 points) and Ritta Resch (32 points) respectively. Our Junior Winner was Georgia Shears with a great score of 37 points, just beating 10 year old Nikolas Pitiris on countback who also scored 37 points. All the players had a fantastic day.

Aphrodite Hills once again thanks the Marfin Laiki Bank for their continued support and we look forward to further events in 2012 and beyond.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

NOW IS THE PERFECT TIME TO BUY PROPERTY AT APHRODITE HILLS RESORT

Until now, Cyprus law always stated that for every sale of a property on the transfer of the Title Deed, fees of up to 8% on average must be paid by the Purchaser during the transfer procedure.

However, we are delighted to inform you that the Government of Cyprus has announced the abolition of transfer fees for any new property purchases within the next 6 months and irrespective of the time the title deed of the property will be transferred to the buyer.

In relation to this extremely beneficial announcement Lanitis Development has also decided to offer up to 30% discount off the original asking price, of a select number of properties at Aphrodite Hills Resort.

Therefore, the combination of the abolition of the transfer fee and the advantageous discount on purchase price, gives you the opportunity to buy a property at the luxurious, award-winning 5-star Aphrodite Hills Resort at a substantially reduced price.

Now, it is certainly the perfect time to buy a property in Cyprus at Aphrodite Hills Resort.

VISIT TO VIEW:
Property Inspection trips are available for 3 days at the 5-star InterContinental Aphrodite Hills Resort Hotel, including a spa treatment and golf.

For further information please contact the Sales Office – Tel: +357 26 828 050.

www.aphroditehills.com

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

THE BIG & BRIGHT M.M.P MIXED DOUBLES TOURNAMENT!

TUESDAY 13TH DEC. 3PM - 6PM (FREE OF CHARGE)

This Mixed Doubles fun & colorful tournament will have prizes for 1st & 2nd top couple & of course a prize for the player with the most colorful outfit!

There is no charge for the event, its completely free and there will be a sale of 50% off all items within the Pro shop which will include, Rackets, Balls, Clothes, Shoes and Accessories.

Come and take advantage of the Fantastic Sales and Join in the Fun!

Registration must be before 5:00pm Monday 12th of December at Tennis Academy Reception.

For more information, please contact tennisreservations@aphroditehills.com or telephone: +357 26 828122.

Friday, December 2, 2011

Featured Property December: Phedra Apartment BK11

First Floor Two Bedroom Apartment

This delightfully appointed two 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. It enjoys views of the second swimming pool of Theseus Village.

The Apartment is within walking distance from The Retreat Spa - the Resort’s fabulous Retreat 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 80m2 of living space with 39m2 of uncovered terrace and 6m2 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.

Dimensions:

Covered Area: 80m2
Uncovered Terrace: 39 m2
Forecourt: 6m2
Total Area: 125 m2

Phedra Apartment BK11

Bedrooms: 2
Bathroom: 1
Guest Bathroom: 1
Communal Swimming Pools
Parking
Air-conditioning
Provision for Central Heating

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Win a Free Caviar & Pearl Facial Treatment from Aphrodite Hills Retreat Spa

Aphrodite Hills Retreat Spa is feeling the Christmas spirit this season and is giving away a Caviar and Pearl facial treatment to one of our Facebook fans! If you are not yet a Facebook fan, all you have to do is like us here and like or share our giveaway post.


If you are already a fan of our Facebook page all you have to do is like or share our giveaway post!

Hurry as the winner will be announced on December 15th!

Terms and Conditions:
  • Upon contacting the winner, if no reply is received within 48 hours, Aphrodite Hills retains the right to choose another winner.
  • Prize is as described and cannot be exchanged or substituted for cash.
The Retreat Spa Caviar & Pearls Facial with a hydrating Lip Treatment:
Using extracts of Russian caviar and pearls, this luxurious facial has dramatic results on your skin. Expression lines and wrinkles are greatly reduced by this natural Botox alternative, whilst the lips are left renewed and hydrated.

The Retreat Spa at Aphrodite Hills wins UK’s Spa Traveller Award for the "Best Family-Friendly Spa 2011"

The Retreat Spa at Aphrodite Hills is proud to announce that it has received the ‘Best Family-Friendly Spa Award’ for 2011 from the UK’s Spa Traveller Digital Magazine.

The Spa Traveller Digital Magazine is one of the most popular magazines of its kind with more than one million page impressions per month and more than 60,000 readers in 75 countries around the world. The magazine itself is produced by experienced travel journalists and is a very popular Spa guide. What is also of great importance is the fact that the voting for this Award was done by the magazine’s actual readers; therefore, being the readers’ choice as the best international family-friendly spa means a lot for The Retreat!


The Retreat is located on an elevated part of the Aphrodite Hills Resort above the Mediterranean Sea, with spectacular views from the outdoor pool and even the sauna. State-of-the-art facilities and an expert team of Therapists await residents, guests and local visitors to provide them with the ultimate in top-to-toe pampering for the mind, body and soul. The Greco-Roman bathing rituals of cleansing and relaxation inspired the design, atmosphere and ambience of The Retreat.