Hospitality Awards 2022 Page 27 LUXlife Hospitality Awards 2022 Largely untouched, the coastline of Northern Cyprus is wild and beautiful. Long stretches of natural coastline feature rocky outcrops, white sandy beaches, and clear blue waters. Away from the bustling business centres and over-developed resorts, peace and tranquillity await in the natural surroundings of the Karpaz Gate Marina. In 2005, an ambitious project to transform the untouched area into a haven for the international yachting community was born. Since opening its doors to sailors in 2011, the Karpaz Gate Marina resort has continued its development of the site. In December 2021, the resort achieved a significant milestone by announcing the opening of the Karpaz Gate Marina Hotel. And this year, the resort added a hammam and spa to its list of facilities. Managing Director, Liza tells us, “The design and ethos of the hotel are sensitive to the environment. It reflects an awareness of its surroundings. We prioritise sustainability and green energy throughout the resort. The hotel continues these themes through On the island of Cyprus, nestled in a bay on the unspoilt Karpaz peninsula, you’ll find the unique Karpaz Gate Marina. As well as welcoming sailors from around the world the marina now boasts a 52-room boutique hotel and a range of state-of-the-art facilities. Here we speak to the resort’s Managing Director, Liza Singer, to find out more. Aug22192 Best New Marina Hotel – Mediterranean its choice of ecological materials and accessories. Furthermore, the addition of the new hotel strengthens the Karpaz Gate Marina’s appeal to superyacht and boat owners as it is the first international standard marina in North Cyprus.” Blending seamlessly into the marine setting, the Karpaz Gate Marina Hotel features a nautical theme. Visitors are invited to discover a harmonious balance of style and modern facilities. With an authenticity that remains true to the natural beauty and culture of North Cyprus, the offer is hard to beat. The rooms, known as cabins, feature ecological amenities with either a terrace or balcony overlooking the sparkling sea. It is here that peaceful and quiet moments are assured. Built in the style of a traditional bathhouse, the Karpaz Gate Marina Wellness Centre offers Hammam, Turkish Spa body rituals and body massage to relax and revitalise. Hemingway’s Resto-Bar serves traditional Cypriot cuisine as well as international dishes. Whilst the Karpaz Gate Marina Beach Club provides guests with a private beach area, a 33m pool and a water sports centre. Accommodating around 100 people for private and public events, the hotel is also a convenient base for students attending the on-site RYA Training Centre. This summer, the marina also hosted live entertainment including several special jazz weekends. The Karpaz Gate Marina Hotel also supports local employment and community development initiatives. Liza says, “We’ve always believed in the potential of the Karpaz region and North Cyprus. As a cruising area and destination for yachts and other tourists, inspired by our local surroundings, natural assets, and community spirit, it’s second to none. We remain dedicated to providing a safe and peaceful haven for yachts. We offer immaculate berthing, leisure and technical facilities that offer real value for money.” Holding its 5 Gold Anchor Status since 2013, the marina caters for yachts of up to 60m. The Karpaz Gate Marina Technical Centre, with its 300-ton capacity travel lift and 18,000 square metre dry dock area, carries out maintenance work including hull painting and teak replacement. As a final word from Liza, “These latest developments are another significant milestone for us. We can now be confident that visiting sailors from across the world will be welcomed with the highest standards of services and facilities.” We wish Karpaz Gate Marina all the best as it continues to alter our perception of luxury. Contact: Liza Singer Company: Karpaz Gate Marina Web Address: