Radisson Blu is changing the way people rest, work and play
The 5-star Radisson Blu seeks to change the tourist map of Larnaca while upgrading the island’s leisure industry with Cyprus’ first purpose-built business hotel.
Located next to Larnaca port, the hotel cost EUR 50 mln to build and employs 200 staff. It is said to be the first luxury hotel built in the town since 1978.
The 16-floor hotel boasts 106 rooms, all with a sea view and spacio9us balcony – they count among the largest hotel rooms in Cyprus including 16 suites of 56 sq.m, while the small rooms are 35 sq.m.
There is also a gym, sauna, outdoor pool with a bar, an allday restaurant, Gin Bar and a Skybar claiming pride of place at the highest point in the town. Non-guests wanting to use the pool need to make a reservation first.
It also boasts the QBlu Plaza with seven exclusive boutiques, art gallery, a Cuban cigar lounge, fusion grill, a gourmet restaurant serving Japanese-Peruvian food and a cafe. There is also parking for 240 cars.
Blu also offers multiple venues for business meetings and conference halls equipped with state-of-the-art technology with a capacity of up to 300 people.
The Radisson Blu Hotel is part of the Radisson Hotel Group one of the most well-known hotel franchises in the world, with more than 1,400 hotels operating across the globe.
The property is owned by Larnaca-based Quality Group - one of the largest investments and land development companies in Cyprus - and managed by a leading company in hotel management and operations, SunnySeeker Hotels, with seven hotels in Larnaca and Ayia Napa under its belt.
Radisson Blu Hotel constitutes one of the largest investments in Larnaca’s history and aims to attract business and conference tourism plus Cypriots wanting to dine out.
Quality Group CEO Savvas Kakos said during Wednesday’s official opening: “Radisson Blu is undoubtedly a milestone project for Larnaca and it has come to change the tourist map of the area.”
He added: “It constitutes one of the biggest investments in the history of Larnaca, it is the tallest building in the town, the first business hotel in Cyprus and the first luxury hotel built in the town since 1978.”
“There is no doubt that Larnaca is the next big thing in Cyprus and Quality Group could not be an active component in this effort.”
Marios Polyviou, CEO of SunnySeeker Hotels, said Larnaca hosting a world brand hotel chain is an achievement in itself and bodes well for the future.
He said Radisson Blu would help in elevating Larnaca tourism in a resort town that has come bottom in Cyprus for the number of overnight stays and available beds.
“It also opens the way for more Radisson hotels elsewhere in Cyprus, this can only be a positive,” said Polyviou.
The hotel is also banking on the fact that 80% of the population live within a 45-minute drive from Larnaca.