Hospitality: Why Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja, Is The Leading Africa’s Business Hotel, Wining Four Awards At This Year’s World Travel Event

By Stephen Ubanna

More facts have  emerged why  Transcorp Hilton Hotel, located in  Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, which is  owned by Transcorp  Hotels, plc, a subsidiary  of Transnational Corporation of Nigeria, plc, is one of the country’s’s leading  business hotels with the  best Presidential Suites in Africa is swimming in  hospitality awards of excellence. This  is  because  the  Management services had assumed  a management focused hotel.

The Company , according to business analysts  is in the category of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC,  is one of the  leading Industrial holdings   listed in the country’s  Stock Exchange market , with interest in  several sectors of the economy rangng from power sector, operated by Transcorp Power,  described as the country’s  largest private power distribution Company, and significant  upstream  oil and gas Industry.

Insider information revealed  that within a year, the Hilton Hotels Abuja,  had witnessed major innovations  which had facilitated  being relaunched  into the market  in order to maintain   its leading  position  in the  African hospitality industry.. The  Hotel management Team were said to have successfully  renegotiated  all its  LNR/CNR contracts , blitzed the market and signed  on SIM plus groups and new accounts.

The Value News learnt that  a new rate strategy  had been  implemented,  cashing  in  on  the hotel unique location in the city of Abuja. It was said  to  have  generated  a property  improvement document , outlining improvements needed in the Hotel.

The Magazine was informed that  after  the PIP was completed , the HMS established system  and processes had   successfully facilitated the  Hotel  transition ‘’ to management and budgeting , critical path generation, Information Technology , IT, planning, employee recruitment  and brand training . This was said to have   catapulted the hotel  into  greater  heights  which had won it several awards of excellence over the last six years.  

Moreso, the Hotel  management Team were said to be working closely  with the shareholders for Financial approval , time frames, license, permit transfers and signage transfers as well as  sales  and marketing strategies including sourcing for  staff  ostensibly to maintain  its leading position in the Africa hospitality Industry.

It is not surprising  why  the core of the hotel businesses  had shifted from  vertically-integrated  hospitality  and property management company   to a focus  basically  on hospitality. An international hotel of 668 fully air conditioned  guest rooms, eight  world class restaurants and bars , a shopping arcade and extensive  recreational facilities, it  was said to have  played hosts to countless number of African and other  Foreign Heads of state and Government who had visited Nigeria  on the invitation of their Nigerian Counterpart , both past and present including hosting  global events.

mRs. Olusola And Brett Showcasing The Plagues Won In The World Travels, Tourism And hospitality awards Event ,

.Given its spectacular performance, the Transcorp  Hilton Hotel, alone had won the World Travels, Tourism and Hospitality awards  six consecutive times. The most recent of such awards by the award giving Company   to  the Hotel   was the four  in various categories including  that of the Africa’ leading business hotel for the sixth  year running at the  at the 27th annual event .

 It was truly a world class event which was said to have been attendd   by people from all walks of life, top business Executives and  government officials, both at the state and Federal levels . The World  Travels torism and Hospitality Company, which had instituted the  Awards,   was said to have been registered with the Corporate Affairs Commission, CAC, 1993 , with a mission  ‘’to acknowledge,  reward and celebrate  excellence  across all key sectors  of the nation’s travel, tourism  and hospitality industries.

Indeed, within seven years of instituting the international awards of excellence in the nation’s  travels , tourism  and hospitality sectors of the economy, ‘’it had been recognized world-wide   as the ultimate  hallmark  of industry excellence  and brand’’.

In giving out  the awards to Transcorp Hilton Hotels and others,   the organisers  said  this year’s  world  travel, tourism and hosspitality  awards nomination  programme were said to have  reported an incredible  record of visitor  traffic never before  seen and engagement  from  the public , despite the challenges faced  by the industry  over the last  eight months, because of the Wuhan Town in Hebei Province of the Asian country of China emerged coronavirus , popular COVID 19.Business analysts had  said that this clearly shows  that as’’ the global recovery begins , the appetite  for tourism  had never  been as keen and thus, ‘’offers hope  and the much- needed encouragement to  us all’’.

An elated Kevin Brett, General Manager, Transcorp Hilton , Abuja, who could not hide his feelings over the awards  in the various categories of te awrd giving Company  noted that ‘’it is a Statement of  fact  that  hard work  and Commitment that had been  put in daily by the Hotel Team that have been recognised and appreciated’’. Appreciative of the guests  through their continuous patronage , he disclosed that  their feedback  had helped  the Hotel ‘’to retain  its number one position’’  in the African, particular, Nigerian hospitability industry.

In the same vein,  Dupe Olusola, Managing Director, Transcorp Hotels plc,  who is celebrating the various awards of one of  their own  Hotels,  said, ‘’it is a pleasure  to receive  the ultimate seal of excellence in global Travel, Tourism and Hospitality industry from the respected  World Travel, tourism and  hospitality Awards Company ‘’.

 She stressed  that at a time travelers  are exploring  only the best   hospitality products because of the adverse effects of the COVID 19, on the global economy, ‘’the significance of the wards to Transcorp Hilton ,Abuja, and other of its facilities across major cities in the country  is very important’’.

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