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:
Design & Operational Briefs
Branding & Implementation
Contemporary Accommodation meets Wine & Arts at a Traditional Village in Cyprus.
Year of Project:
Zenios Zeniou - Concept Specification
Nikos S. Morantis - Strategy Consulting
Athina Aggelopoulou - Concept Design
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
The Wine Shop
The Reception Foyer
The Relaxation Courtyard
Garden Room with Courtyard Access
Garden Suite with Hot Tub
House Suite with Private Veranda & Hot Tub
House Suite with Private Terrace & Hot Tub
In-Room Wine Tasting Sessions
Wine & Cheese Movie Nights