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Cellar 14

CELLAR 14 is a new, luxury accommodation option in the traditional village of Lefkara, near Larnaca Cyprus, that is inspired by the island’s rich cultural & gastronomic background.

What we did for this project

  • Typology study

  • Concept Development

  • Design & Operational Briefs

  • Branding & Implementation

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Contemporary Accommodation meets Wine & Arts at a Traditional Village in Cyprus.

Project Info

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Lefkara, Cyprus

Destsetters Team:

  • Zenios Zeniou - Concept Specification

  • Nikos S. Morantis - Strategy Consulting

  • Athina Aggelopoulou - Concept Design

Hotel Synopsis

CELLAR 14 is a new, luxury accommodation option in the traditional village of Lefkara, near Larnaca Cyprus, that is inspired by the island’s rich cultural & gastronomic background. The hotel’s Concept brings together the local architecture of a 19th-century house, the world-known varieties of Cypriot Wine, the multi-cultural character of local Cuisine, and the modern approach of Leonardo Da Vinci’s art, who, according to legend, visited the island and purchased a piece of the renowned Lefkara Lace, creating a set of unique and memorable experiences for all guests.

The hotel comprises four Rooms and Suites, that are developed around a central, inner courtyard. The Rooms feature spacious indoor spaces, with fully-equipped bathrooms and a dedicated Food Corner, with a local-products mini-bar, as well as a mini wine cellar with all the relevant equipment (wine opener, glasses, etc). The Suites offer even more spacious areas with Sofa Beds that are able to host an additional guest, while their exterior spaces feature upgraded private facilities, such as Hot Tubs, private balconies, and outdoor fireplaces, that elevate the experience even more. Due to its small size, the property can be rented as a whole to large groups of friends or families, that look for a spacious villa to host their event, party, or family reunion.

All the hotel’s premises, private and common-use, are decorated with a contemporary approach of Leonardo’s Renaissance art, as well as a modern rendition of the world-famous Lefkara Lace. These distinctive pieces of art manage to create a fascinating contrast with the building’s traditional design & architecture, a fact that is further enhanced by the extended use of modern technology throughout the property.

CELLAR 14 gives great emphasis on Food & Wine, which resembles all the stages of a guest’s stay. Even though the hotel does not host a restaurant, its legendary breakfast, served daily on the guests’ balconies, provides a full view of the richness of Cypriot cuisine. Moreover, sumptuous platters with local cheese, cold cuts, and fruits are also available for the guests, that can order them in their rooms to accompany their preferred wine. The hotel’s gastronomy experience is completed via the rooms’ mini-bars and mini-cellars, that offer selected local products and wines, from small producers from all around the island.

The hotel’s inner courtyard is transformed into a lush garden, with comfortable and alternative seating options, such as hammocks and daybeds. At the same time, the small water pool and fountain give an additional note of wellness, allowing the guests to fully relax under the bright Cypriot skies.

Last but not least, the Wine Shop at the hotel’s entrance offers a wide selection of local wines, as well as the possibility for mini Wine Tasting sessions, both to staying and non-staying guests.

Sources of Inspiration

  • Local Wine Culture

  • Modern-art Version of Lefkara Lace & Leonardo’s Art

  • Tradition, Nature, and Modern Technology Blend

  • Authentic Cypriot Tastes & Hospitality

Hotel Grounds

  • The Wine Shop

  • The Reception Foyer

  • The Relaxation Courtyard

Room Types

  • Garden Room with Courtyard Access

  • Garden Suite with Hot Tub

  • House Suite with Private Veranda & Hot Tub

  • House Suite with Private Terrace & Hot Tub

Signature Experiences

  • In-Room Wine Tasting Sessions

  • Garden Breakfast

  • Wine & Cheese Movie Nights

  • Wine Events

Hotel Concept at a Glance

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