The recently appointed Socratous is not a stranger to the local hotel industry. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management from Louisiana State University and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Hotel & Restaurant Management from the University of Houston. In 1993, the young Socratous started his hotel career quite dynamically as an Assistant Hotel Manager at the Nausika Beach Hotel in Protaras, Cyprus, where in 1994 he was appointed to the position of Sales & Marketing Manager at the Apollonia Beach Hotel in Limassol. Between 1995 and 1998 he moved to Le Meridien in Limassol as Sales & Marketing Manager and he went to Mediterranean Hotel in Limassol and continued in the same position until 2002. During 2002 - 2003 he moved to take the position of Sales & Marketing Manager for Stademos Hotels Ltd and then he took the position of the Director of Sales & Marketing for the pre-opening phase of the InterContinental Aphrodite Hills Resort Hotel. In 2004 he moved back to the Le Meridien in Limassol, but this time as the Director of Business Development, where he stayed until 2006. Later that year, Socratous accepted the post of Director of Sales & Marketing at the Stademos Hotels Plc, Cyprus, from where he now returns to the InterContinental Aphrodite Hills Resort Hotel in Pafos.
As Executive Assistant Manager - Director of Sales & Marketing, Socratous will be responsible for planning, directing and organizing all aspects of Sales & Marketing operations for Aphrodite Hills. His major focus will be to maintain a high level of exposure for the whole Resort in key marketing areas and to strengthen and enhance relationships with local DMCs, corporate customers, tour operators and travel agents. His ‘number one’ priority is to make Aphrodite Hills Resort the place to be - and the most exclusive destination on the island.