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Transcorp Hilton ushers In Yuletide with Christmas tree lighting


AMEMUSO Choir performing at the event.

The Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja, has ushered in the Christmas season with the lighting of Christmas Tree early in the week. The yearly ceremony attracted customers and friends of the Hilton, including the diplomatic community.   

Also in attendance were the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Transnational Hotels and Tourism Services Limited, owners of Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja and Transcorp Metropolitan Hotels; Valentine Ozigbo,  General Manager, Etienne Gailliez as well as the Public Relations Manager, Mr. Shola Adeyemo.  

Ozigbo, in his remarks, stated that the hotel performs the symbolic Christmas Tree lighting yearly to mark the beginning of Yuletide. He also used the opportunity to commend those who have stood by the facility over the years.  

He added that the current refurbishment ongoing in and around the hotel aimed at giving the facility a face-lift and ensuring that guests get value for their money.   

For the GM, Gailliez, Christmas is a time of peace. He called for peace around the world.

Abuja Metropolitan Music Society (AMEMUSO) Choir, who performed along children choir group, further spiced the evening. The children also enacted a drama piece that captures the biblical account of the birth of Jesus Christ. The hotel also used the occassion to raise money for charity.  

The outing did not go down without words of exhortation given by Rev. Father John Oche, who traced Christmas Tree to the visit of three wise men to Christ.  

According to him, the wise men were guided by stars, which decorate Christmas Trees. He further prayed for peace, and against terrorist activities in Nigeria throughout the season and also urged Nigerians to remember the poor in the society as a show of love, which Christ symbolises.

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