With facility upgrade, IBOM Resort moves to consolidate 5-Star status
In a bid to consolidate its position as one of the favourite destinations for hospitality, IBOM ICON Hotels & Golf Resort, Uyo, Akwa Ibom, is raising the bar with its ongoing renovation project. The remodeling project will upgrade the hotel and take its 5-star hospitality experience to new heights.
Speaking while receiving members of the Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly Committee on Commerce, Industry, Culture & Tourism, the Chairman of the Board of IBOM ICON Hotels & Golf Resort, Mr. Udeme Ufot, MFR, acknowledged that it would be difficult to achieve results without the state government’s support, adding that upon takeover, there is a great need for refurbishment of the facility.
According to Mr. Ufot, a hotel of the size and class of IBOM Resort usually attracts high traffic, which ultimately translates to wear and tear. He revealed that refurbishment of the model room is completed, while the full renovation will commence soon to turn around the entire space when completed.
While leading the committee on a facility tour, the Chief Executive Officer of Ibom Golf Resort, Adetope Kayode, explained the new innovation the hotel’s management is working towards achieving upon completion of the renovation exercise.
Reacting, Chairman of the House Committee on Commerce, Industry, Culture and Tourism, Kufreabasi Edidem, commended the staff and management of the facility for raising the standard of the hospitality outfit and turning it into a profitable venture.
Edidem, who represents Itu State Constituency, expressed the legislatures’ satisfaction with the management over its professionalism in the management of the facility and for prioritising staff welfare.
The Committee Chairman recalled that for 12 years, the State Government hospitality facility did not yield any dividends despite its 5-star nature as a result of poor management. This, he said, made the state government source for experts to manage the hotel in reaction to the outcome of the Committee’s report after its initial visit.
“The current managers have turned around the ugly trend and are now making remittances,” he noted
With 15 years of innovative and top-quality service in the Nigerian hospitality sector, the resort continues to attract travellers and high-octane events, including conferences and sporting events on an international scale.