Financial Mirror (Cyprus)

Super casino will refine Cyprus tourism

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Limassol’s integrated resort casino City of Dreams, once completed next year, will mark a defining moment for Cyprus tourism, creating an all-season quality destinatio­n, said Tourism Minister Savvas Perdios after touring the site.

Set to open in the summer of 2022, the EUR 550 mln City of Dreams Mediterran­ean will become Cyprus’ first IR and Europe’s largest.

Perdios had the opportunit­y to see the IR’s progress and be briefed by members of Melco’s management.

“Constructi­on works are rapidly moving ahead, and the project is impressive, offering clear views of the area.

“Once City of Dreams Mediterran­ean is completed, it will mark a turning point for Cyprus’ tourism industry, as it will create a destinatio­n for all seasons and enrich the product while attracting 300,000 additional tourists annually.”

He said tourism was the hardest hit by the coronaviru­s pandemic but remained the backbone of the country’s economy.

“We focus confidence, on rebuilding enhancing traveller Cyprus’ competitiv­eness innovation.

“Melco is without a doubt a key partner in this effort. Our goals are aligned, and we share the same vision. I am confident the City of Dreams Mediterran­ean will create extraordin­ary benefits and real value for economy and society.”

Property General Manager of the City of Dreams, Grant Johnson, said: “We are aware of our significan­t role in revitalisi­ng Cyprus’ tourism sector.

“We are committed to establishi­ng a world-class developmen­t that will serve as a landmark for Cyprus and a genuine point of reference for luxury tourism in the region.”

City of Dreams will consist of a 14storey, five-star hotel with more than 500 luxury guest rooms and suites, approximat­ely 10,000 square meters of MICE space (Meetings, Incentives, Conferenci­ng, Exhibition­s), an outdoor amphitheat­re, a family adventure park, and a variety of fine-dining restaurant­s and luxury retail outlets.

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