Welcome to Louis plc
Louis plc, member of the Louis Group, is currently one of the leading Cyprus organizations engaged in the tourism industry in the Southeastern Europe. Louis plc mainly focuses on the hotel sector, through its subsidiary Louis Hotels Public Company Ltd (24 hotel units both in Cyprus and the Greek islands) and in the cruise sector, through its associate Celestyal Cruises Ltd.
The vision of Louis plc is to establish itself as the leading tourism organization in the Southeastern Europe, by offering high quality services to its customers and to its business partners and by upgrading the tourism product offered in both Cyprus and Greece.
The company further aims to strengthen and enhance its strategic alliances with major international tour operators, as well as to expand its activities by adding new hotel units and upgrading the existing ones.
Louis Hotels was established in the early 1940’s as part of Louis Tourist Agency and assumed a leading role in the tourism industry in both Cyprus and Greece.
Louis plc, launched its own cruising operations in 1986, even though it had been involved in the representation of passenger vessels and cruise ships in the past.
It all started when the late Louis Loizou, widely considered to be the “father of tourism” in Cyprus purchased the “Semmering” hotel and leased the “Grand Hotel” in the Cyprus mountains. He then purchased “Louis Hotel” located at Ledra Street in Nicosia and in 1969 the luxurious “Ledra Palace” hotel, a landmark of Nicosia.
The period between 1989 and 2001 was a period of rapid growth for the cruise sector. During this time, the Group acquired in total 10 ships. In 1996, a cruise ship was chartered for the first time to Thomson Cruises, owned by TUI, the world’s largest tour operator. Following the growing trend in the cruise sector, Louis plc creates in 2014 a new brand, “Celestyal Cruises”.