Annabelle – one of the most iconic hotels in the Mediterranean – has been leading the way in the Cypriot hospitality scene for over three decades. In Spring 2018, the hotel reopened after the completion of an €11 million renovation. Taking place over two years, this was is the biggest renovation in Annabelle’s 30-year history and the finishing touches included the new Ouranos rooftop pool, bar and restaurant, wellness centre and stunning suites offering panoramic views of the Mediterranean.
Thanos Hotels’ continued investment marks a new phase for the group and follows the lead of sister hotels Anassa, relaunched in 2016, and Almyra, which will be relaunched in March 2020, propelling them back onto the world’s travel hotlists. Annabelle is open year-round and occupies six acres of luxurious gardens along the seafront of Paphos.
A COOL AND CONTEMPORARY ROOFTOP DESTINATION
The rooftop area, Ouranos, opened in May 2018 – the first of its kind in a five star hotel in Cyprus – presents a subtle modern take on the hotel’s enduring classical charm, transforming the hotel with a new indoor swimming pool with spectacular views of the sea. Ouranos includes a new restaurant and bar, with floor to ceiling windows offering year-round destination dining. The bar will offer a stylish spot to enjoy cocktails and al fresco dining day and night.
STATE-OF-THE-ART WELLNESS CENTRE
For the first time in its history, the hotel offers a new state-of-the-art wellness centre where guests can relax. The Ouranos Wellbeing Spa, meaning ‘sky’ or ‘heaven’, is located on the top floor of the hotel. Home to four treatment rooms, expert therapists deliver soul enriching and body pampering treatments, while specialising in anti-ageing technologies.
SUITES WITH PANORAMIC VIEWS OF THE MEDITERRANEAN
Completing the refurbishment was the addition of 26 new bedrooms including 5 duplex suites and one superior suite, each offering spectacular views out to sea. In true Annabelle style, the rooms reflect the hotel’s colonial-chic charm coupled with a contemporary twist. Cool white walls and Mediterranean-hued fabrics sit alongside wooden furnishings and traditional shuttered doors. Working with the same artisans since the hotel’s inception, Annabelle showcases the creations of her inspiring team of Cypriot-based craftsmen and women who custom build all the hotel’s bespoke furniture.