We will create a space where business, leisure converge, Says Obiukwu
The Director, Bolton White Group, Mr. Kingsley Obiukwu, has stated that the vision of the group is to create a space where business and leisure converge; where ideas flow freely and every detail embodies the essence of excellence.
Obiukwu, who was talking about a proposed Convention Centre in Abuja, added that Bolton White Group was committed to setting new standards in hospitality, and that the Centre will be a testament to their dedication to elevating the art of event hosting.
Speaking yesterday in Abuja, the Bolton White director stated that the architecture of the building, “which is an extension of a luxury hotel such as the Johnwood, will be a testament to its elegance and innovation, and it will be designed by some of the best architects in Nigeria.
“It will boast of a harmonious fusion of contemporary design and aesthetics, and the glass façade of the building will allow natural light to flood the interiors, offering
breathtaking views of the surrounding environment.”
Obiukwu informed that the Convention Center will feature a range of versatile event spaces like grand ballroom, which will have a seating capacity of over 600 guests and that will be perfect for media conferences, galas and weddings.
According to him, it will also house conference rooms that are equipped with cutting-edge audiovisual equipment and comfortable seating, ideal for corporate meetings, seminars and workshops.
Other facilities include exhibition hall to showcase products and services, making it an excellent choice for trade shows and product launches.
Further in his remarks, the director stated that the Centre will be equipped with the latest technological amenities such as advanced audiovisual systems with a high-definition projection system, a high-speed Internet that will ensure seamless connectivity throughout the venue as well as state-of-the-art security measures, that includes surveillance cameras and trained personnel to man it.
Describing the economic impact of the Center on Nigerian economy, Mr. Obiukwu said that it will have a significant impact on Nigeria’s hospitality and tourism sector.
“It will boost the tourism sector, attract a large number of business travelers, delegates and tourists from around the world. Nigeria’s tourism industry will see an uptick as more people visit the country to attend conferences, conventions and events hosted at the center.
“The Centre will create business opportunities for the local vendors, event planners and suppliers through events like international conferences, trade shows and exhibitions.”
Adding: “The development of a modern convention center will lead to improvement in local infrastructures like roads, transportation and utilities as well as promote our local culture and knowledge sharing.
“It will equally increase our air traffic through the number of international visitors coming to Nigeria for events at the convention center will increase the air traffic, benefiting the aviation industry.
“It will open Nigeria up globally through the high-profile events the convention center will hold, which will garner international media attention, putting Nigeria on the global map and potentially attracting more tourists and investors.
“It will equally bring about an economic diversification by the presence of a world-class convention center that can contribute to economic diversification by reducing the country’s reliance on oil, and promoting tourism and hospitality as a viable economic sector”, Obiukwu said.
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