Activities


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 25, 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 140 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, one in 2017 and another one in 2018. In 2019, a new hotel will commence its operations. Under the Louis Hotels brand. 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.

In 2017, the Company undertook the management of the "Infinity Blue" Hotel in the area of Pernera, in Protaras and in 2018 launched Louis Paphos Breeze.

The 16 hotels belonging to the Louis Hotels chain in Cyprus are:

1. Hilton Park (194 Rooms), Nicosia
2. The Royal Apollonia (204 Rooms), Limassol
3. Louis Imperial Beach (239 Rooms), Paphos
4. The King Jason (125 Rooms), Paphos
5. Louis Ledra Beach (269 Rooms), Paphos
6. Louis Phaethon Beach (422 Rooms), Paphos
7. Louis Paphos Breeze (144 Rooms), Paphos
8. Ivi Mare (148 Rooms), Paphos
9. Family Life Nausicaa Beach (196 Rooms), Protaras
10. Louis Althea Beach (150 Rooms), Protaras
11. Louis Althea Kalamies Luxury Villas (18 Rooms), Protaras
12. St Elias Resort (152 Rooms), Protaras
13. Louis Infinity Blu (50 Rooms), Protaras
14. The King Jason (88 Rooms), Protaras
15. Louis Chris Le Mare Villa (3 Rooms), Protaras
16. Louis Nausicaa Luxury Villas (2 Rooms), Protaras

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

1. Louis Creta Princess (420 Rooms), Crete
2. Iti Louis Grand Hotel (247 Rooms), Corfu
3. Louis Corcyra Beach (370 Rooms), Corfu
4. Family Life Kerkyra Golf (240 Rooms), Corfu
5. PrimaSol Louis Ioanian Sun (213 Rooms), Corfu
6. Sentido Louis Plagos Beach (161 Rooms), Zakynthos
7. Louis Zante Beach (268 Rooms), Zakynthos
8. Mykonos Theoxenia (50 Rooms), Mykonos
9. Amada Colossos Resort (699 Rooms), Rhodes

Cruising Sector

Louis plc, 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.

Following the growing trend in cruising visitors, Louis plc creates in 2014 a new brand, “Celestyal Cruises” and sails to new destinations offering cruises to visitors from the USA, Canada, China, France, Germany, Turkey etc.

One of Celestyal Cruises vessels are presently chartered to Thomson Cruises, which is owned by TUI, the world's largest travel organizer. Celestyal Cruises ships are constantly being refurbished and upgraded in order to maintain the quality of 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 3 cruise ships belonging to Celestyal Cruises are the following:

1. Celestyal Olympia
2. Thomson Spirit
3. Celestyal Crystal

About Celestyal Cruises

Celestyal Cruises is the only company that maintains Greece as its base of operations with embarkation and disembarkation ports, mainly the Greek islands and the Eastern Mediterranean. The focal point of the company's philosophy is the "destination", while each cruise focuses on culture of the places it visits, offering authentic experiences both onboard and onshore.

Awards

In February 2018, Celestyal Cruises won four Cruise Critic Cruisers' Choice Awards, taking the first place in the “Value and Excursions” categories and second place in the “Service and Entertainment” categories. In 2017, Celestyal Cruises received the "Best Service" award at Cruise Critic's UK Editors' Picks, the world's largest online cruise community, as well as four top Cruise Critic Cruisers' Choice Awards, in "Value", "Entertainment", "Boarding" and "Excursions", in the category of middle sized cruise ships.

Social Responsibility

Celestyal Cruises is fully committed to its sustainable development and ethical business practices. The company supports the local communities in the destinations they visit, particularly in the field of education. From 2015, more than 1,200 students in the islands of Milos, Patmos and Ios enjoyed a "journey to knowledge" by attending special educational programs - Celestyal Cruises initiation. In addition, Celestyal Cruises supports the NGOs and promotes youth entrepreneurship and development of students in maritime academies.

ISO certification

Our cruise ship management, including technical, hotel and crew as well as the Celestyal Cruises onshore staff, are certified according to ISO 9001/14001 standards. DNV-GL, which is our audit authority, is widely considered as the largest and most recognized shipping evaluation company.