Thursday, May 29, 2014

Senior Team Cup Golf Event - May 2014


The first Senior Team Cup to be held at Aphrodite Hills Resort witnessed a sell-out event for gentlemen over the age of 55 and for ladies over the age of 50. Katalin Daniel the Senior Team Cup organiser was eager to promote an event with a difference and that is exactly what she did! The event was kindly sponsored by ‘Achilleas Jewellery of Kouklia’, and we wish to send them our sincerest thanks for adding an extra sparkle to an already impressive day.

The entrants played the unusual format of ‘Irish Rumble’, where for those of us who weren’t familiar with this format meant that for holes 1 - 6, one score counted; holes 7 - 12, the best two scores counted; holes 13 - 17, the best three scores counted and excitingly at hole 18, all scores counted from all four players in the team.

The final hole on the day proved to be interesting for one team! Club Captain John O’Neil, his wife Linda and team mates Tina and Tony Raphael did not score any points. They graciously collected the prize of a Group Golf Lesson to be taken with Adam Collinson, a Golf Pro at the Resort, for the least points scored on that hole!

After the event and due to the excellent organisation from Katalin Daniels, the players feasted on a delicious barbecue, accompanied by a complimentary drink… all highly deserved after a day of superb golf. Following the food the eagerly anticipated prize-giving ceremony began.

The first category ‘Nearest the Pin’ was won by ladies winner Alison Gilchrist of Elea on the 17th and by the men’s winner John Nielson on the 12th. Scoring was steady throughout the field all day and we are extremely pleased to announce the overall Senior Team Cup Event winners were Philip and Anne Walmsley from Lytham St. Anne’s Golf Club and our very own Linda and Yiannis Demetriou, with a total score of 95 points. The Runners-up were Mark Watson, Paul Majoor, Barrie Hattam and Richard Grimwood with 89 points.

After the ceremony, Mr Philip Walmsley gave a gracious speech thanking everyone including the Green Keepers, the Caddie Masters, the Golf Pro Shop staff and the Food & Beverage team, for making the day such a special and successful event hosted at the wonderful Aphrodite Hills Resort.

May I also take this opportunity on behalf of Aphrodite Hills Golf  to thank you all for your continued support and I wish you the best of success on the golf course and may all your drives be long and may your putts drop in! 


For more details on our Golf Events click here: Golf Tournaments or Call: +357 26 828200

Monday, May 26, 2014

TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2014


The InterContinental Aphrodite Hills Resort Hotel, today announced that it has received a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence award. The accolade, which honours hospitality excellence, is given only to establishments that consistently achieve outstanding traveller reviews on TripAdvisor, and is extended to qualifying businesses worldwide.  Establishments awarded the Certificate of Excellence are located all over the world and represents the upper echelon of businesses listed on the website.

When selecting Certificate of Excellence winners, TripAdvisor uses a proprietary algorithm to determine the honorees that takes into account reviews ratings.  Businesses must maintain an overall TripAdvisor bubble rating of at least four out of five, volume and frequency of reviews. Additional criteria include a business’ tenure and popularity ranking on the site.

 Recognised as a Top Performing Hotel as Reviewed by Travellers on the 
World’s Largest Travel Site

“Winning the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence is a true source of pride for the entire team at the InterContinental Aphrodite Hills Resort Hotel and we’d like to thank all of our past guests who took the time to complete a review of our property on TripAdvisor,” quoted proudly Demetris Demetriou, General Manager of the Hotel. “There is no greater seal of approval than being recognised by one’s customers. With the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence based on customer reviews, the accolade is a remarkable vote of confidence to our business, to the team and our continued commitment to excellence.”

“TripAdvisor is pleased to honour exceptional hospitality businesses for consistent excellence,” said Marc Charron, President of TripAdvisor for Business. “The Certificate of Excellence award gives top performing establishments around the world the recognition they deserve, based on feedback from those who matter most – their customers. From Australia to Zimbabwe, we want to applaud exceptional hospitality businesses for offering TripAdvisor travellers a great customer experience.”

Friday, May 23, 2014

Award Nominations 2014 for The Retreat Spa

Dear Friends,

With great pleasure we would like to announce that The Retreat Spa, has received notification from David van der Meulen, Director of Hotels, Spa & Leisure of The SPA Travellers Awards of our following nominations for 2014:
  • Best Spa Europe
  • Best Spa Cyprus
  • Best Golf & Spa Resort 

The official online voting is now open at
The SPA Traveller Awards are a benchmark for excellence within the spa industry, giving loyal customers the opportunity to vote for their favourite Wellness Retreat, Day Spa, Hotel and Resort Spa, their preferred hotel and spa brand and the most results driven wellness programs and products throughout the world.

We take this opportunity to thank The Retreat Spa team for their hard work and dedication and at the same time kindly request your assistance in promoting our Spa during the on-line voting period.

For more information on The Retreat Spa visit:

Monday, May 19, 2014

Colours of Aphrodite Hills Art Exhibition

For all your art lovers we will be hosting our first annual Art Exhibition to be held at the InterContinental Hotel, titled Colours of Aphrodite Hills

The event is designed to display local artwork and inspire local talent, whilst at the same time encourage children to develop an interest in art.

The exhibition dates and times are: 
Tuesday 29th July from 6.00pm to 10.00pm 
Wednesday 30th July midday to 5.00pm 

Entrance is FREE to the public.

Ceramics, paintings, photography and sculptures will be featured and there will be a dedicated section displaying artwork created by children. A special workshop area will allow children to discover how to paint on canvas and design T-shirts. 

*There will be a small charge for the children’s workshop.

We hope to be able to add this to the many annual cultural events taking place at the Aphrodite Hills Resort.

For further information, please contact our Leisure and Events Manager - Despina Tymvios:
Tel: +357 26 82 8045 Email: 

Friday, May 16, 2014

TIME OUT Magazine - Review the Pithari Tavern

Following the recent unannounced visit of the Food Critic from TIME OUT Magazine Cyprus, the Pithari Tavern located at the Resort Village Square features in the May edition.

The rave review highlights that this traditional outlet is a 5-star tavern that serves worthily the Cypriot cuisine”.

Having sampled dish after dish of the traditional meze skilfully prepared by the expert culinary team and indulging in the panoramic sea view from the open air terrace, the Pithari Tavern go a definite thumbs up, earning a place in the magazine's “restaurants to visit” list.  

Click here for more information about the Pithari Tavern and all Restaurants at Aphrodite Hills Resort: