Due to open in the early spring of 2019, AMARA is a five star luxury coastal hotel in Cyprus. This new build, designed by Wilson Associates and David Rockwell, promises clear 180 degree panoramic sea views from each of its 207 rooms. The smallest of which, the deluxe bedrooms, will measure an impressive 45 sq m, while the larger suites include the AMARA Suite (230m²) and the Roof Top Duplex Suite that comes with its own private pool. Within the grounds are one- and two-bedroom bungalows with private terraces and pools.
Amara Lobby (CGI images)
Stademos Hotels Plc are the company behind the new hotel, they also own two sister hotels on the island: the Mediterranean Beach Hotel and Elysium, which opened 15 years ago and was reviewed by GS Magazine. Stademos have persuaded two internationally renowned Michelin-starred chefs to run restaurants at AMARA. Chef Nobu Matsuhisa, of NOBU fame, will be opening Matsuhisa Limassol and chef Giorgio Locatelli will be bringing many of his famous dishes from his London restaurant when he opens Ristorante Locatelli. In addition, the hotel will deliver an open-air ‘fish tavern’ called Armyra by Papaioannou. Armyra is a dedicated seafood restaurant first opened in Greece by chef George Papaioannou. The hotel will have its own restaurant, called The Dining Room, and several bars including a contemporary and chic rooftop bar.
AMARA seem determined to keep its guests in one place; it will offer several designer and boutique shops, a large spa, a ballroom, a business centre and dedicated meetings and events spaces.
Given that the Brits are Cyprus’ largest body of tourists, it makes sense that Stademos Hotels should target the UK press to help spread the word. A first rate presentation was held in the private dining room of the wonderful HIDE restaurant in Piccadilly, attended by the company MD, Demos Demosthenous, and Business Development Manager, Kyriakos Pirillos. Two genuinely friendly and charming businessmen, both determined to ensure that AMARA will become the new jewel of Cyprus.