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Transcorp Hilton shines at world travel awards 

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MD/CEO Transcorp Hotels Plc, Valentine Ozigbo (left); PR & Marketing Manager, Transcorp Hilton Abuja, Shola Adeyemo; PR Executive,  Director of Business Development, Ijeoma Osuji, Ahmed AbdelGhaffar General Manager of the hotel, Etienne Gailliez at a reception hosted to celebrate the awards in Abuja on Tuesday

MD/CEO Transcorp Hotels Plc, Valentine Ozigbo (left); PR & Marketing Manager, Transcorp Hilton Abuja, Shola Adeyemo; PR Executive,  Director of Business Development, Ijeoma Osuji, Ahmed AbdelGhaffar General Manager of the hotel, Etienne Gailliez at a reception hosted to celebrate the awards in Abuja on Tuesday

Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja, has been honoured with five different awards at the 23rd World Travel Awards for the second consecutive years. The hotel, which is owned by Transcorp Hotels Plc, the hospitality subsidiary of Transnational Corporation of Nigeria won the  prestigious  World Travel Awards for Africa’s Leading Business Hotel, Nigeria’s Leading Business Hotel and the Nigeria’s Leading Hotel. Others are Nigeria’s Leading MICE Hotel and Nigeria’s Leading Hotel Suite (the Presidential Suite).

The awards were announced at the Africa and Indian Ocean Gala Ceremony 2016, hosted by Diamonds La Gemma Dell’est on the northern tip of Zanzibar, Tanzania, with hundreds of industry leaders in attendance.

General Manager, Transcorp Hilton, Abuja, Etienne Galliez, described the awards as a greathonour.’It is a great privilege and honor to  receive World Travel Awards in five categories for the second year in a row. We are delighted that our efforts at delivering world-class experiences consistently are recognized and appreciated by our discerning guests. “The awards are a fitting reward for the hard work and dedication of our team members”, Etienne concluded.

The Public Relations Manager of the hotel, Mr. Shola Adeyeye, said the recognition and the awards were coming on the heels Trip Advisor’s 2016 Travellers’ Choice Award and the 2015 Hilton Brand Awards for Middle East and Africa in two categories.

Adeyemo explained that the hotel had embarked on the implementation of operational excellence initiatives that focus on delivering extraordinary guest service.

Commenting earlier on the awards, the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, Transcorp Hotels Plc, Mr. Valentine Ozigbo, said he was proud of the achievements of the team, which deliver personalized guest experiences on daily basis.

He said: ‘’I am proud of the achievements of our Team at Transcorp Hilton Abuja. The prestigious award was in recognition of our team’s efforts”.

“Winning these awards ahead of the planned refurbishment of an award-winning facility means that we are poised to deliver an unparalleled guest experiences on the continent of Africa”.

World Travel Awards was established in 1993 to acknowledge, reward and celebrate excellence across all sectors of the tourism industry. Today, the World Travel Awards brand is recognised globally as the hallmark of quality, with winners setting the benchmark to which all others aspire to be.


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