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Larnaca tourism industry boosted with new hotels


Larnaca district is set to receive a major boost in upcoming years, including a “robot hotel,” tourism development organisation (ETAP) announced on Monday.

In a written statement, ETAP listed the new additions to the Larnaca hotel scene, as well as the reclamation of hotels sites which have stood empty for years.

The Quality group and partners will also build the first robot-staffed hotel in Cyprus, ETAP announced. The hotel will be located on Makarios Avenue, which will carry the brand of the Holiday Inn Express chain.

The group plans to construct three additional hotels, including revamping two long-abandoned hotels in Pyla. The former Stavros Hotel, which will carry the Best Western brand, and the former Aris Hotel, will be completely upgraded and are set to operate next summer as first-class licensed apartments.

Another significant addition is the Radisson Beach Resort, boasting five-star facilities and service, which opened in October on the ​​Voroklini coast.

French hotel giant, Accor Group, has also chosen Voroklini to operate its first unit with the well-known Mercure brand, while it recently signed an agreement with Solaar Hospitality. The new ultra-luxury unit, to be built on a land area of 15,000 sqm, is called Mercure Beach Resort Larnaca and will be operational in April 2023.

Furthermore, according to the announcement, the new Pallas Hotel, expected to open soon, seeks to restore the glory of the old square in the city’s centre.

Within the next year, all four of NCH Capital Inc.’s hotel investments are expected to break ground in collaboration with its strategic partners.

Three developments located in Pyla, include the Troy Resort & Spa, the four-star Beau Rivage Hotel & Residences, and the five-star Floating Scapes.

The company will also proceed imminently with the construction of a boutique hotel in the area of ​​Agios Lazaros with the name St. Lazarus Hotel.

The municipality of Dromolaxia-Meneou is also slated to receive its first four-star hotel, named Parayialia Hotel, to be located on the coastal Meneou road. The project is currently at the licensing stage with works estimated to begin within 2023.

Within the Larnaca municipality, the licensing of more than 1000 beds is pending from 33 new applications, 13 of which concern historic buildings.

“This is fully in line with [the] goal of making use of listed buildings so as to save our architectural and cultural heritage, give character to the city, and offer diverse accommodation options,” the ETAP announcement concludes.

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