Hotel Sector

Louis Hotels was established in the early 1940’s as part of Louis Tourist Agency and assumed a leading role in the tourism industry in both Cyprus and Greece.

It all started when the late Louis Loizou purchased the “SEMMERING” Hotel in the Cyprus Mountains and later the “Grand Hotel” in Platres. He then purchased "Louis Hotel" at Ledra Street in Nicosia. In 1969, the luxurious "Ledra Palace" hotel, a landmark of Nicosia, was acquired.

In the years that ensued, major developments took place whereby the Company expanded its activities in the Greek market. It first started by managing the "Creta Paradise Beach Resort" Hotel in Chania - Crete, in 1992. in 1994, Louis Hotels acquired "Louis Grand" Hotel in Corfu as well as the "Louis Creta Princess" Hotel in Chania. In 1998, it acquired the "Louis Plagos Beach" Hotel in Zakynthos. In 1999 and 2000, the Company added four hotels to its chain, namely one hotel in Zakynthos, two hotels in Corfu and one hotel in Mykonos.

Louis Hotels is presently managing 24, 4 and 5 star hotel units in both Cyprus and Greece, with a total of 13.000 beds, while it employs 2.200 persons and has an annual turnover of approximately 100 million Euro.

With experience stemming from its successful presence in the fast-growing markets of Cyprus and Greece, Louis Hotels prides itself on contributing towards upgrading the quality of hotels in both countries. For the last 20 years, Louis Hotels has been active in operating large-scale units and has invested significant amounts in high standard hotels, thus contributing towards improving the image of Greece and Cyprus as high-quality holiday destinations and maintaining their competitive advantage.

An agreement was signed in 2002 with Hilton International for the management of the Hilton Park Hotel, in Nicosia. thus, significantly strengthened its position in city hotels, by offering upgraded services and facilities for business meetings and conferences.

In recent years, by using its vast know-how, its highly skilled workforce and its impeccable relationships with tour operators, Louis Hotels is engaged in taking over the management of new units.

Two new hotels had been launched in 2016 and then another one in 2017, while two new units are expected to start operating in 2018 under the Louis Hotels brand.

In 2016, St. Elias Resort in Protaras, which belongs to the Company but which was inactive over the last five years, was relaunched back into the market. It was essentially rebuilt and was set back into a very successful operation.

As of 2016, the Company has also been managing the King Jason Hotel in Protaras. The Nausicaa hotel was also renovated in that same year for an amount of 6 million Euros.

In 2017, the Company undertook the management of the "Infinity Blue" Hotel in the area of Pernera, in Protaras. A very important refurbishment was also made at the "Amada Colossos Hotel" in Rhodes which was then upgraded to five stars.

The 15 hotels belonging to the Louis Hotels chain in Cyprus are:

1. Hilton Park (Nicosia)
2. The Royal Apollonia (Limassol)
3. Louis Imperial Beach (Paphos)
4. The King Jason (Paphos)
5. Louis Ledra Beach (Paphos)
6. Louis Phaethon Beach (Paphos)
7. Family Life Nausicaa Beach (Protaras)
8. Louis Althea Beach (Protaras)
9. Louis Althea Kalamies Luxury Villas (Protaras)
10. St Elias Resort (Protaras)
11. Louis Infinity Blu (Protaras)
12. The King Jason (Protaras)
13. Louis Nausicaa Luxury Villas (Protaras)
14. Louis Paphos Breeze (Paphos)
15. Ivi Mare (Paphos)

The 9 hotels belonging to the Louis Hotels chain in Greece are:

1. Louis Creta Princess (Crete)
2. Iti Louis Grand Hotel (Corfu)
3. Louis Corcyra Beach (Corfu)
4. Family Life Kerkyra Golf (Corfu)
5. PrimaSol Louis Ioanian Sun (Corfu)
6. Sentido Louis Plagos Beach (Zakynthos)
7. Louis Zante Beach (Zakynthos)
8. Mykonos Theoxenia (Mykonos)
9. Amada Colossos Resort (Rhodes)

Cruising Sector

Louis launched its own cruising operations in 1986, even though it had been involved in the representation of passenger vessels and cruise ships in the past.

The period between 1989 and 2001 was a period of rapid growth for the cruise sector. During this time, the company acquired in total 10 ships.

In 2004, Louis plc. acquired two additional and more luxurious cruise ships, the “Thomson Destiny”, formerly known as the “Sunbird”, and the “Aquamarine”, formerly known as the “Carousel”. The same year, these ships were chartered out to the British tour operator ‘My Travel’. In 2004 Louis plc acquired also the cruise ship “Perla”, formerly known as the “Seawing”. In 2005, the Company acquired the “Coral”, and in 2006 the “Orient Queen”, while in 2008 it acquired the “Norwegian Majesty”.

Two of Celestyal Cruises vessels are presently chartered to Thomson Cruises, which is owned by TUI, the world's largest travel organizer. The above agreements are considered to be of the utmost value for strengthening the company’s position as one of the important cruise companies internationally.

Celestyal Cruises ships are constantly being refurbished and upgraded in order to maintain the quality and the services they offer. At the same time, the Company follows a program of renewal and upgrading of its fleet by adding new units and selling older ones, where possible. Ship management in both the technical and hotel sectors is carried out by the Company itself whose know-how covers the whole range of cruise ship management.

The 5 cruise ships belonging to Celestyal Cruises are the following:

1. Celestyal Olympia
2. Thomson Spirit
3. Celestyal Crystal
4. Thomson Majesty
5. Celestyal Nefeli