Transcorp Hilton Abuja Wins World Travels Awards for a Second Time

Thu, 6th Nov 2014


ABUJA, NIGERIA – November 5th  2014 – Transcorp Hilton Abuja, for the second consecutive year, has been honoured with the prestigious award of Nigeria’s Leading Hotel 2014 and Nigeria’s Leading MICE Hotel 2014 awarded by the World Travel Awards. In hospitality parlance, MICE stands for Meetings, Incentives, Conventions and Exhibitions. Transcorp Hilton Hotel is owned by Transcorp Hotels Plc, the hospitality subsidiary of Transnational Corporation of Nigeria Plc.

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”To receive these two prestigious awards in key categories from World Travel Awards is a great honor and an achievement for our hotel and indeed for team members who have and continued to work tirelessly to make ours the leading world class hotel in Abuja said Etienne Gailliez, General Manager, Transcorp Hilton Abuja. ‘I am delighted that our commitment to the consistent delivery of world class experience to all our guests has been recognized once again by a reputable industry watchdog. I have no doubts that the awards will spur us to work even harder and attain greater heights of excellence”

The recognition from the World Travel Awards arrived on the heels of the successful hosting of the 21st World Economic Forum by Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja  and the launch of an IPO by the owning company, Transcorp Hotels Plc, to part-finance the development of two new 5-star hotels in two of Nigeria’s major cities- Lagos and Port-Harcourt.

Receiving the awards on behalf of the hotel at the Nigerian Pavilion at the World Travel Market in London, Valentine Ozigbo, MD/CEO of Transcorp Hotels Plc, said ” I am pleased that the outstanding work and dedication of the team at Transcorp Hilton Abuja continues to be   recognized internationally. These awards to the hotel further confirm that our efforts at meeting and exceeding the expectations of our guests and stakeholders are appreciated by industry watchers”

The Director General of Nigeria Tourism Development Corporation (NTDC), Mrs. Sally Mbanefo, who was present at the award presentation ceremony, noted: ‘’It is remarkable that Transcorp Hilton Abuja has won these prestigious awards consecutively.   I will like to commend the Management of the hotel for sustainable and consistent excellent service delivery and for maintaining high professional standards for almost 3 decades. The NTDC is proud to be associated with the hotel’s achievements’’

World Travel Awards™ exists to recognize, acknowledge and celebrate excellence in travel tourism and hospitality, which is why Transcorp Hilton Abuja was chosen by fellow professionals across the globe for a World Travel Award™. Winners of the World Travel Awards are decided on by an independent vote from 167,000 travel agents and tourism experts in over 200 countries. The awards cover twenty-three countries ranging across the Indian Ocean to the Pacific.

World Travel Awards was forced to postpone its proposed Africa & Indian Ocean Gala Ceremony 2014. Presentations were instead made to regional winners at World Travel Market, which takes place at the Excel Centre in London from November 3rd-6th.

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Transcorp Hotels Plc

Transcorp Hotels Plc is the hospitality subsidiary of Transnational Corporation of Nigeria Plc (“Company”). The Company owns and operates Transcorp Hilton Abuja, which provides luxury accommodation, world class cuisine, conferencing and leisure facilities to business travellers and tourists from all over the world. The Company also holds 100% interest in Transcorp Hotels Calabar Limited, which owns and operates the Transcorp Hotel in Calabar.

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Transnational Corporation of Nigeria Plc

Transnational Corporation of Nigeria Plc (“Transcorp”) is a publicly quoted conglomerate with a diversified shareholder base of over 300,000 investors. The Company’s portfolio comprises strategic investments in the hospitality, agribusiness and energy sectors. Our businesses include Transcorp Hotels Plc, owner of Transcorp Hotel, Abuja, Transcorp Hotel Lagos and Transcorp Hotel Port Harcour; Transcorp Hotels Calabar; Ughelli Power Plc, owner of the 950 MW Ughelli power plant; Teragro Commodities Limited, operator of Teragro Benfruit plant – Nigeria’s first-of-its-kind juice concentrate plant; interests oil block OPL 281, in Delta State.

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