Parklane, a Luxury Collection Resort and Spa
The island of Cyprus holds a very special place in the history of perfume making.
The 4,000-year-old perfume factory near PARKLANE supplied the palaces and temples of the most powerful ancient kingdoms with precious scents of amber, cinnamon, citrus, and myrtle. Combined with the purest and most exquisite olive oil, these fragrances were put in alabaster containers and shipped to the kings and nobility of Rome, Greece, and Egypt at hefty prices, bringing wealth and fame to the small island.
The importance of Cyprus as the origin of contemporary perfume making was so undisputed that when the French perfumer François Coty invented his quintessential Mediterranean fragrance in 1917, he simply named it Chypre. Today the term chypre describes a large family of fragrances characterised by the contrast between a citrus accord and a woody base. Lightness and solemnity, passion and wisdom, past and future, earth and sea: Cyprus is a land that has learned to create symphony through its many contrasts.
Surrounded by 100,000 square meters (approximately 25 acres) of landscaped gardens, the resort welcomes guests with a picturesque view of a verdant grove of evergreen and palm trees, setting the mood for the serene experience that awaits. Three swimming pools (one filled with seawater, and one for adults only) glisten in front of the main building, surrounded by cabanas, waterbeds, and lounge areas for outdoor dining and drinks. The perfect seaside getaway is completed with a special all-day facility for children, a luxurious spa area, a vast ballroom, conference facilities, six restaurants, two bars and a 300-meter-long sandy beach. The facilities are open throughout the year for work or pleasure to both guests and the general public.
Designed by Harrods Interiors, the resort and its facilities embody a refined interpretation of Cypriot landscape and culture, with a focus on local history and the ancient perfumery of Pyrgos. The resort’s restaurants comprise a vibrant kaleidoscope of culinary and visual experiences, set to satisfy even the most discerning and cosmopolitan guests.
The guest rooms have been thoughtfully furnished with natural materials in earthy and soothing tones. Furnishings of walnut and ash wood, accented with soft fabrics and carpets, evoke a sense of Mediterranean simplicity and heart-warming hospitality. The contemporary décor is balanced by traditional details, such as handmade lace elements. South-facing rooms and suites offer spectacular views of the Mediterranean, whilst the north side overlooks the landscaped grounds and the mountains beyond.
Families with children will particularly enjoy Park Kidz, where a castle, a pirate ship with water slides, and a restaurant are ready to serve young guests. An area for teenagers includes a mini-football pitch with a seasonal academy operated by qualified coaches and an e-games room.
A designated “adults-only” area include Lifestyle suites and a separate swimming pool, offering a relaxed environment for guests travelling without children. A comprehensive list of activities, including everything from scuba diving to spa treatments and Russian banya, has been meticulously assembled to cover every possible need and mood. In other words, you can simply arrive, relax, and allow PARKLANE to choreograph the perfect Mediterranean experience for you.
The hotel’s all-day dining room has a buffet serving breakfast, a carvery lunch, and themed dinners, as well as an à la carte menu. You will also find an exhibition bar with a bountiful display of home-prepared products, along with a wide selection of wines kept in temperature-controlled cabinets.
This unique open-air restaurant is arranged as small islands floating in a pool, surrounded by trees and shrubs. Each island is a private dining area named after a Mediterranean island, thus paying tribute to cuisines and cultures of the region. The à la carte menu serves fish and seafood prepared in a variety of Mediterranean styles.
This casually elegant restaurant is open for dinner only and has both indoor and outdoor dining areas as well as a cocktail bar. Its menu specialises in grilled meat dishes, such as its noteworthy dry-aged beef, displayed in beef-ageing refrigerated cabinets. The wine list features wines of the world.
Showcasing the cuisine and wines of Cyprus, this themed indoor and outdoor restaurant features dishes grilled or roasted in traditional wood-burning ovens and barbecue pits. Milk-fed lamb, suckling pig, and other skewered meats take centre stage on the table, accompanied by mouth-watering traditional meze dishes and a Cyprus-only wine list. This restaurant also serves Cypriot breakfast and is open for lunch and dinner.
Located by the main swimming pool, this is an al fresco restaurant and bar where guests can savour the unique cuisine of southern Italy. An open kitchen features a built-in pizza oven, and the wine list includes vintages from Italy and Cyprus. Il Teatro operates daily from 10 a.m., serving hot and cold beverages, and continues with lunch, afternoon gelato with fresh fruit, and dinner.
What better way to cool down from the Mediterranean sun than a chilled long drink in the shade? Located near the beach by the seawater swimming pool, Vithos is perhaps the most popular spot for a drink or snack. The bar serves cocktail creations and spirits, a selection of iced draught beer, and non-alcoholic drinks and hot beverages.
Living up to its name, this ground-floor lounge bar looks out into the gardens and beyond, to the brilliant blue sea. Whether for a quick meeting, a lazy morning reading a book, or an enjoyable afternoon with the entire family, The Gallery will keep everyone satisfied with creative cocktails, cold beer, wine and champagne, coffee, ice cream and cakes, a varied snack menu, and a signature luxury afternoon tea. The lounge offers live piano music in the evenings, its own sushi bar, and an outdoor shisha bar on the terrace.
With 3,000 square meters of facilities, the superior spa features a unique thalassotherapy program consisting of two outdoor and two indoor seawater pools, as well as 12 treatment rooms and three suites, two of which include Russian banya. Relax and allow yourself to be pampered with Kalloni’s beauty and wellness treatments, inspired by the healing powers of the sea.