The Londa in Limassol, Cyprus re-opened last year following a multi-million pound refurbishment, and has fast become a favourite with business travellers.
The prosperous Greek Cypriot economy and the proximity of Cyprus to the Middle East and the Mediterranean has meant an increase in business visitors, many of whom choose Limassol, Cyprus’s second city and the nation’s main port as a base.
Caruzzo Rancati, the design team from Milan retained to create the new Londa Hotel has cleverly provided business requirements in a very chic environment. The interior design is a contemporary classic that highlights the property’s Mediterranean aspect. White marble has been used throughout the entrance and lobby, accented with black wood ‘pathways’ leading down to the sea. The mix of styles and lighting in the lobby are all designed to highlight the view, emphasised by the huge sliding glass doors which open out to overlook the sea.
This highly unique style shows influences from the heritage of the island and from the Mediterranean including Cypriot lace, antique filigree silver and wood. Furnishings follow neutral shades and clean lines, while bedrooms are given vibrant accents of colour and texture. Rooms are customised and individualised by maritime references and boast either stunning panoramic sea-views or outlooks over the town of Limassol and Troodos mountains beyond.
With just 68 rooms and suites spread across seven floors, the atmosphere at the Londa is intimate and welcoming. All rooms have five star touches including Nespresso coffee machines, luxury Molton Brown cosmetics, high speed internet access and cordless phone. Wi-fi connection is available in the lobby area and across the ground floor through to the pool decks overlooking the sea.
The Londa has a very hip restaurant and cocktail bar run by Caprice of Mykonos which has become a popular place for business and the place to be seen for the cognoscenti of Cyprus. This stylish restaurant with its minimalist interiors offers Mediterranean cuisine served with a twist, while the bar has a number of icon cocktails and snacks available throughout the day. The bar adapts its ambience according to the time of day and clientele, serving morning espressos then traditional silver service afternoon tea. Guests can also dine on the terrace and deck overlooking the sea or the pool-side bar.
The Londa’s location, on its own sandy beach away from the bustle of the centre of the city, but only minutes from banks, shipping and offshore companies as well law offices and audit firms has contributed to its success. This is an elegant cool and efficient sanctuary for business and pleasure with excellent conference and meeting facilities.
The open air pool bar area is perfect for BBQs and private dinners for up to 80 guests. There is an intimate Executive Boardroom for up to 12 people and the Londa Meeting Room is flooded by natural daylight. The conference room Alpha Omega, catering for up to 70 people, is ideal for meetings, seminars, exhibitions and cocktail receptions, all delivered with excellent service and care. All private functions are available in a stylish contemporary environment that highlights the latest technology throughout.
Then when business is done, the Londa has a striking pool overlooking the Mediterranean to enjoy the sunshine, and a health and fitness centre with a comprehensive fitness and revitalisation programme. The spa, with its sauna, steam bath, plunge pool and Jacuzzi offers the Darphin skincare range from Paris. The DARPHIN approach to skincare is a unique and luxurious skincare philosophy using plant extracts and botanical aromas. For the more energetic the gym features a range of exercise facilities, including cardiovascular and strength equipment.