Louis Hotels was established in the early 1940’s as part of the Louis Group and assumed a leading role in the hotel industry in both Cyprus and Greece.
It all started when the late Louis Loizou purchased the “SEMMERING” Hotel in the Cyprus mountains and later leased the “Grand Hotel” in Platres. He then purchased "Louis Hotel" on Ledra Street in Nicosia. In 1969, the luxurious "Ledra Palace" hotel, a landmark of the capital, was acquired.
In the years that ensued, major developments took place whereby the Company expanded its activities in both Cyprus as well as Greece. 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 twenty three, 4 and 5 star hotels and resorts units in both Cyprus and the Greek islands of Crete, Corfu, Mykonos and Rhodes.
With experience stemming from its successful presence in the fast-growing markets of Cyprus and Greece, Louis Hotels prides itself in contributing towards upgrading the tourist product in both countries. For the last 77 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.
Following the philosophy of Louis Hotels to cooperate with prestigious multinational companies, an agreement was signed in 2002 with Hilton International for the management of the Hilton Nicosia, thus significantly strengthening its position in city hotels, by offering upgraded services and facilities for business meetings and conferences. Additionally it cooperates on a franchise basis with other international brands such as lti hotels, Design hotels etc.
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 rental & management of new units. Three new hotels were launched in 2016-2018 and another one started operating in May 2019 under the Louis Hotels brand.
In 2016, St. Elias Resort in Protaras, which belongs to the Company but which was inactive over five years, was relaunched back into the market following an investment of over 4 million euro as an Ultra All Inclusive Resort.
In 2021, Louis Hotels opened a new 5-star hotel, Asterion Suites & Spa in Chania, Crete while in 2022, is opening a new 5-star hotel Once in Mykonos above Ornos beach, Mykonos.