Nigeria Top Hotels Emerge Winners At The Maiden Hotel Managers Awards

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Eko MeridienEko Hotel, Best Western Plus, Elomaz Hotel, Continent Hotel, Golden Tulip, Swiss Spirit, La Campagne, Ibom ICON, Premier Hotel, Genesis and others win big at Hotel Managers Award 2022

Award Committee of the Hotel Managers Awards, under the Chairmanship of Justina Ovat, has announced winners for the maiden awards which have seen top hotels in Nigeria emerge winners of maiden Hotel Managers Awards which would be held during the 4th Hotel Managers Conference on the  14th& 15th July at the Swiss Spirit Hotel & Suites Danag, 79 Stadium Road, Port Harcourt, Rivers State.

The award Night will hold on Friday 15th July at 7.00 PM at the same venue. The award ceremony is a black tie//traditional attire event.

The HMC awards are part of the Hotel Managers Conference and the awards specifically target to recognize, celebrate and promote outstanding hotels who in their quest for excellence and satisfaction of clients’ needs have gone the extra mile to set lofty standards for themselves and have impressed and continue to satisfy customers.

Winners are Golden Tulip Hotel Port Harcourt, which emerges as the Best Luxury Boutique Hotel in Nigeria while Eko Hotel & Suites Lagos emerged as the Most Popular Hotel in Nigeria and the Most Luxurious Hotel Destination in Nigeria went to Transcorp Hilton Hotel Abuja. Ogeyi Place Hotel emerged Best Digital Hotel in Nigeria.

Continent Hotel Akure wins Best Customers friendly Hotel in Nigeria, Best Luxury Lifestyle Hotel in Nigeria went to Echelon Heights Hotel & Suites while the Best Business Hotel went to De Edge Hotel Port Harcourt. Casoni International Hotel & Suites won the Best City Business Hotel while Oxygen Holiday Resorts Owerri emerged the winner for the Best HMC Friendly/Partner Hotel in Nigeria. Best Boutique Hotel in Nigeria went to 649 Suites Asaba, Delta State while Ibom ICON wins Best Holiday Hotel in Nigeria

The Longest Serving/Sustainable Hotel in Nigeria went to Premier Hotel Ibadan, Oyo State while the Best NGO Patronized Hotel in Nigeria went to Best Western Plus Elomaz Hotel Asaba, Delta State. Other awards and their winners Genesis Hotels Group for Best indigenous Hotel Chain and Best Eco-Friendly Hotel went to Bristol Palace Hotel Kano. The award for the Best Resort Hotel in Nigeria went to La Campagne Tropicana Beach Resort, Ikegun, Lagos State.

 list of winners and the awards:

  1. Best Luxury Boutique Hotel in Nigeria: Golden Tulip Hotel Port Harcourt
  2. Best Luxury Business Hotel: De Edge Hotel Port Harcourt
  3. Best Luxury Lifestyle Hotel in Nigeria: Echelon Heights Hotel & Suites
  4. Best City Business Hotel: Casoni International Hotel & Suites
  5. Best Customer Friendly Hotel in Nigeria: Continent Hotel Akure
  6. The Longest Serving/Sustaining Hotel in Nigeria: Premier Hotel Ibadan
  7. Best NGO Patronized Hotel in Nigeria: Best Western Plus Elomaz Hotel Asaba
  8. Most Popular Hotel Nigeria: Eko Hotel & Suites Lagos
  9. HMC Friendly/Partner Award: Oxygen Holiday Resorts Owerri & Swiss Spirit Hotel & Suites- DANAG
  10. Most Luxurious Hotel Destination: Transcorp Hilton Hotel Abuja
  11. Best Boutique Hotel in Nigeria: 649 Suites Asaba
  12. Best indigenous chain hotel: Genesis Hotels
  13. Best Eco-Friendly Hotel: Bristol Palace Hotel Kano
  14. Best Resort Hotel in Nigeria: La Campagne Tropicana Beach Resort, Ikegun, Lagos
  15. Best Digital Hotel in Nigeria: Ogeyi Place Hotel Port Harcourt
  16. Best Holiday Hotel in Nigeria: Ibom ICON Hotel & Golf Resorts Uyo Akwa Ibom State

This is coming as over 100 International and Indigenous Hotels and Hospitality Brands headline 4th Hotel Managers Conference 2022

Organizers of the Hotel Managers Conference 2022.

The partnerships cut across several top hotel groups and hospitality brands for the annual Conference for hotel owners, investors and Managers of hospitality outfits and hotels in Nigeria and Africa.

This year’s  Hotel Managers Conference runs with the theme: ‘Profitability and Growth’. The Conference will hold on the 14th & 15th of July at the Swiss Spirit Hotel & Suites Danag, 79 Stadium Road, Port Harcourt, Rivers State.

‘We have been so wowed by the acceptance, patronage, support, commitment and encouragement we have received from various quarters and brands, said Mr. Olugbenga Omotayo Sunday, Chief Executive Officer and Convener of the Hotel Managers Conference.

Some of the hotels & other Hospitality brands that have committed to the event are Bestwestern plus Elomaz Hotel, Continent Hotel, Swiss Spirit hotels, Golden Tulip hotels, Genesis Hotel Group, Echelon Heights Hotel, Oxygen Hotel Group, De Edge Hotel, Old English Bar & Grills, Ogeyi Place Hotel, Casoni International Hotel, Lascourt Hotel, Meritz Hotel & Suites, Royal Excellence Hotel, Reign Hotel,  Evron Matrix Hotel, Racoo Classic Hotel, Bris & Bina Hotel & Suites, Compass Hotel and several hotel and groups and still counting.

Carrying along the  Nigerian Hotels Association Rivers State Chapter, this is the 4th edition of the Hotel Managers Conference and it is an important conference for Hotels and Hospitality Managers operating within West Africa and Africa. Hotel owners, Hospitality Consultants, General Managers, heads of departments, managers of Hospitality related businesses; eateries, restaurants, recreation and clubs; and are privileged to meet with Hospitality experts with global relevance and to draw timely knowledge for professional exploits for their organizations.

Speaking about the Conference, Mr. Sunday explained, ‘The Hotel Managers Conference was born out of the passion and drive to improve the performance of hotel Managers in Africa.”

Continuing, he said, “Every success a hotel achieves rests heavily on the brilliant strategies and effective administrative coordination by the managers. Today, like it has continued to be, there is a big gap between International Hospitality brands and Indigenous brands both in administrative and general operations standards.”

“The Hotel Managers Conference becomes more pertinent as hotels, the worst hit sector during the Covid-19 pandemic, struggle to rebound and cover lost grounds occasioned by the Covid-19 pandemic, as restrictions are gradually relaxed and the hospitality industry is eager to return,” he explained further.

Last year’s edition witnessed the attendance of about 200 hotel Managers from hotels across the six geopolitical regions of Nigeria converged on Uyo, Akwa Ibom State.

For this year’s Hotel Managers Conference focusing on the theme of “Hotel Profitability & Growth”, several world-class hospitality practitioners and consultants have been lined up as speakers.

The speakers are MR. ADEDAYO ADESUGBA (FIH (UK), FNHCI, FITPN, FTHC), who is the CEO of Nexus318 Hospitality Management & Investment Co. Ltd; BENEDICTA G. OGAR, an accomplished Hospitality Business Consultant; TREVOR J  WARD, a specialist consultant in the hospitality and real estate industries and DR. MRS. EBIKABOERE SEIMODEI (FITPN, ICCA) who is an experienced professional in the hospitality industry.

Others are MR. VICTOR OLANREWAJU KAYODE who is currently the Group General Manager of Etal Concepts Limited, Owners of 160 Bedrooms Etal Hotels & Halls in Apapa and Oregun, both in Lagos; Prof Wasiu Babalola who is the first Professor of Hotel Management & Tourism in Nigeria and also the host of MHC 2022 and Justina Ovat (Mrs), President of Women in Hospitality Nigeria as Co-host.

“With excitement, I can’t wait to see and receive all the participants who have so graciously committed and partnered with this brand for this year’s event”, exclaimed Mr. Gbenga.


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