2020 – not just new year but a new decade. And it’s “in with the new” at Londa too! We start 2020 with a new-look website.
We hope you like the fresh, bold, hi-definition photography. Booking a room at Londa is a more immersive experience than ever before. Even Aphrodite herself would have simply loved to glide from the Deluxe Sea View Room to the Honeymoon Suite.
Exclusive boutique facilities
Talking of luxury experience and special occasions, we have also updated and extended site pages featuring many of Londa’s exclusive boutique facilities, including Londa Spa, Weddings and Receptions, Conference Facilities, and of course, our very own Italian style Caprice Restaurant and Pool Bar.
Not only can you take a virtual tour but also spend mouth watering moments with our latest Breakfast / Brunch, A La Carte and Poolside menu. Mediterranean tradition meets the modern world – all healthy-eating with a fresh culinary twist – thanks to Caprice Executive chef, Michael Vassos.
Another fresh twist to the boutique lifestyle hotel is the authentic local and community experience. Londa guests, Limassol residents and visitors alike, regularly participate in exclusive hotel events, including wine tasting dinners, mother and baby expos, local crafts fayres and Sunday Jazz night concerts, featuring international recording artists. CLICK HERE for latest special offers and events.
Cultural explorers and those on a late winter vacation
The summer holiday season may be a few months away but Limassol attracts island visitors all year round, including business professionals, cultural explorers and those on a late winter vacation, if they worked over Christmas and New Year.
There’s still time for January holidaymakers to celebrate one of the great European New Year traditions! The Cyprus Symphony Orchestra (CySO) will be performing the customary and much loved Vienna New Year concert at Limassol’s Pattihio Theatre on Fri 17th January (20:30). Considered a key musical centrepiece to usher in the New Year, the concert has been performed in Vienna since 1838, and now, always includes pieces from the Strauss family and other Austrian composers, including Mozart and Schubert.
Enduring favourites such as The Blue Danube Waltz
The spirit of the Viennese festive tradition, led by conductor, Jens Georg Bachmann, will once again be powerfully evoked by The Cyprus Symphony Orchestra with enduring favourites such as, the Die Fledermaus Overture and The Blue Danube Waltz (Johann Strauss II) plus works by Cypriot composers. The CySO have also planned more concerts for January and throughout 2020 to celebrate the 250th anniversary of the birth of Ludwig van Beethoven on 17th December 1770.
Celebrating historical, cultural, and religious customs, expressed in music, theatre and dance is of course deeply embedded in Cyprus life and community. We’re only weeks away from the eagerly anticipated annual Limassol Wine Festival, foremost among the many island festivals dedicated to the pleasures of its native food and drink traditions.
Wide range of business, academic, and technology events hosted in Cyprus
However, professional business life in Limassol also returns to normal service after the festive break. In the last forty years, Cyprus has steadily evolved to become a recognised global business and services centre – not just for tourism but also in finance and real estate. All three sectors combined are estimated to generate 80 per cent of the island’s total income and employment. In only the last two years, the professional services sector climbed by nearly 7 per cent.
Today, a wide range of business, academic, and technology events are hosted in Cyprus, attracting international visitors, from investors and entrepreneurs to researchers and academics. Whilst the business arena might not be a natural habitat for Aphrodite we might glimpse the spirit of Zeus directing well-aimed IT thunderbolts in the age of disruptive digital technologies.
Digital strategy transformation
“Creative Thinking for a Digital World” is the title of an innovative 75 minute seminar on digital strategy transformation, which brings together award-winning keynote speakers from the field of management at Limassol’s Rialto on Wed 22nd January.
During the same period the annual international SOFSEM (SOFtware SEMinar) – dedicated to the theory and practice of computer science – is being held by the University of Cyprus, Mon 20th – Fri 24th. First organised in 1974, SOFSEM invites leading researchers to submit papers and discuss key issues in today’s important areas of computer science, including AI, cryptography, security, verification, data science, knowledge software and web engineering. Another example of “in with the new” as the 2020s begin.
Aphrodite leisure and pleasure seekers will soon have the time-honoured Almond Festival at Limnatis village, with customary music, dancing, and wholesome almond goodies to sample. The comes the Limassol Wine festival. As bright, fresh and irresistible for a new season – as the new Londa website!