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The Columbia Beach Resort, the luxury five star hotel in Pissouri Bay Cyprus, has been recognised by this year’s World Travel Awards (WTA), winning Cyprus’ Leading Resort. This is the fourth time this hotel has received a WTA award, previous wins include the Mediterranean’s Leading Spa Resort award and Cyprus’ Leading Spa Resort.
At the WTA’s European Gala Ceremony on the 31st August, the Columbia Beach Resort was awarded the distinctive travel industry trophy in front of a host of top professionals. The WTA is now in its 20th year and aims to promote excellence in the travel and tourism industry. Considered by many to be the Oscars of the travel industry, WTA’s are acknowledged across the globe as the ultimate travel accolade, celebrating those brands that are pushing the boundaries of industry excellence in product and service. More than 500 organisations across Europe entered the WTA’s annual competition in 125 categories. Winners are decided by hundreds of thousands of votes cast by travel agents in over 200 countries around the world, making this the world's most comprehensive travel awards ceremony.
One of only two hotels in the panoramic Pissouri Bay on the south west coast of Cyprus, the Columbia Beach Resort and its sister hotel Columbia Beachotel enjoy an unspoiled location on a 2km Blue Flag beach.
Distinctive architecture inspired by typical Cypriot buildings, featuring low rise buildings in local stone, ensures that the Columbia Beach Resort blends in with the stunning landscape. Sloping roofs furnished with reclaimed terracotta tiles and shutters on the windows and abundance of natural wood give the hotel a discreetly aged and traditional look, created so that old and new blend together. An all-suite property, the accommodation is arranged in 'villas' clustered around the 80m lagoon style pool and the property features a taverna, ouzeri and chapel arranged to resemble a Cypriot village square.
Renowned for its cuisine, offering a first class version of the Cyprus meze and Italian Gourmet at its best, the resort also features a highly-regarded spa located at the heart of the property.
The Hébe Spa offers a great range of treatments from exclusive spa and beauty ranges Daniele de Winter Monaco and Elemis, a well-equipped gym and an aerobics hall where guests who choose an active break can take part in free fitness, yoga and relaxation classes. On site there are tennis and squash courts and first class water-sports tuition in the Bay where the warm clear waters provide ideal conditions to learn wind-surfing and Hobie Cat sailing.
Regular transport takes golf enthusiasts to selected championship courses in the vicinity. Cyprus is becoming a golf destination of merit with four courses at this level including the Nick Faldo-designed Elea course.
The World Travel Awards were established in 1993 to acknowledge and celebrate excellence in the world's travel and tourism industry. With thousands of votes cast by travel professionals from 160,000 travel agencies in over 200 countries across the globe, winning a World Travel Award has become a very desirable endorsement of the success of a travel brand.
For press visits to the COLUMBIA Beach Resort and enquiries please contact Anthea Vikis
t: + 357 25 833649
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