Columbia Group

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A vibrant collection of companies, the Columbia Group is proud of its honoured heritage within Cyprus’ business scene. 

With roots growing back some four decades, the Columbia Group’s robust presence across shipping and various facets of hospitality has ensured that our name has become synonymous with inspiration and innovation. A pioneering powerhouse that channels its focus towards the creation of not just business entities, but forces of culture and creation, the Columbia Group continues with a strategy of measured and mindful expansion in tandem with ever strengthening the foundations of its brand. 

Columbia Hotel Academy

Akin to its Ancient Greek namesake – the public garden where philosophers and students would unite in the pursuit of knowledge – Columbia Hotel Academy is an oasis of opportunity: a place and space for aspiring individuals to grow and reap the bountiful fruits of inspiration and dedication.

Nestled in the lush rolling hills of Pissouri – the Eden of Cyprus’ southern coast – Columbia Hotel Academy invites ambitious, determined, and dedicated professionals to engage in a lifelong pursuit of excellence with our expert trainers, in learning, embodying, and shaping the craft and art of hospitality with heart.

Columbia Restaurants

Columbia Restaurants began its journey in 1998; initially with the exclusive franchise rights of PizzaExpress, followed by the addition of the Marzano concept in 2001, Columbia Plaza in 2008, Columbia Beach in 2017, followed by the Columbia Confectionery in 2018 (which by 2021 could be found in 3 separate locations in Cyprus). In 2019, Pokeloha was opened, the first poke bar on the island, and in 2022 the Columbia Sun opened on Lady’s Mile beach in Limassol.

Schoeller Holdings Ltd

Schoeller Holdings Ltd is a privately-owned investment company which operates an array of marine-related activities such as ship owning, ship management and liner services as well as non-marine activities, hotels and restaurants. Founded in 1978, Schoeller Holdings and its subsidiaries has since grown into a large and dynamic organisation with more than 14,000 employees worldwide. Schoeller Holdings Ltd enjoys a prestigious reputation in business circles, within financial institutions and is the continuous visionary force behind the group.

Columbia Shipmanagement

Columbia Shipmanagement was established by Mr. Heinrich Schoeller in Limassol, Cyprus, in 1978. After four decades of experience and a long list of milestones achieved, CSM has risen to become a leading force in the global maritime industry. Now with a worldwide presence of more than 25 management and representative offices, crewing agencies and training centres, Columbia is part of a larger network of companies that aims to attract and retain the best professionals.


Spearheaded by a joint venture of two of Cyprus’ most distinctive juggernauts, that of Schoeller Holdings and Muskita Holdings, QLS Cyprus was founded to provide its clients in the hospitality sector with value and results-based solutions in laundry and dry-cleaning services. After all, whilst others see linens and laundry, our staff force of 60 members see stories: the soft, smooth sheets that will invite travellers to a sound night’s sleep; the crisp, bright-white shirt worn proudly by the young waiter during his first shift; the chef’s apron, pressed and pristine, ready to accompany its owner every step of the way as culinary creations are brought to life.


Experience Superior Private Jet Travel with Skyside, Columbia Group’s Aviation Branch

Maximize the potential of your aircraft with concierge services and the highest level of safety, Skyside ensure you get the utmost enjoyment from your private jet.
Whether you own one aircraft or a fleet, fly a few hours annually or want to maximize charter revenue, Skyside possess the experience and resources to ensure a fantastic ownership experience; benefit from enormous purchasing power and strong connections with global providers, lower operating costs on fuel, parts, maintenance, insurance, training and handling, and, should you desire, charter revenue returns to further reduce your ownership costs.