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BON Hotels Grand Pela opens in Abuja, assures residents Of world class services

BON Hotels Grand Pela opens in Abuja, assures residents Of world class services

The Chairman, Chief Execu­tive Officer of Bon Hotels Grand Pela and Suites Abuja, Chief Peter Nwakeze, has despite the competitive nature of the hos­pitality sector in the country, he is happy to invest in the sector, saying the tourism and hospitality sector has huge potentials to add value to the economy

Speaking during the launch /opening of Bon Hotels Grand Pela and Suites in Abuja, Nwakeze as­sured that the Hotel management is bringing its world class experi­ence in the tourism and hospitality to Nigeria

He said irrespective of the eco­nomic situation globally, Nigeria remains the best place for invest­ments guaranteed to yield maxi­mum returns.

According to him, local and in­ternational investors should take a cue from the multibillion invest­ment made by his company in the tourism and hospitality sec­tors, thereby adding value to the economy, through initiatives that can lead to job creation, economic diversification and the empower­ment of Nigerians.

Nwakeze said the idea of build­ing the hotel was born out of his desire to contribute to the struc­tural and social development of the fast-growing capital city of Nigeria, Abuja, and, to provide employ­ment to the teeming unemployed youths roaming the nation’s streets every day.

The Bon Hotel Grand Pela boss said his business sojourn which has taken him to various places in the world, including to coun­tries like Japan, Gabon, Angola, amongst others, raised his passion to provide hospitality and made understand that a contribution to hospitality industry is indeed a ser­vice to humanity.

“I know there are many existing hotels in Abuja, but I decided to make a paradigm shift by adding new features in the hotel which represents our core values of ex­cellence and professionalism in order to change the old percep­tion of Abuja hotels by tourists and visitors. These new features will be observed as you inspect our facili­ties and rooms. We want to carve a niche in the hospitality business that will leave a lasting experience in our customers”, he explained.

Nwakeze noted that the mis­sion statement which is to offer a unique and exceptional services that will promote Grand Pela Ho­tel and Suites into an inspiring and most sort after brand synonymous with creativity and excellence is apt, because it represents what his personal values and what those of the hotel are.

According to him, since the ho­tel business is a dynamic and pro­active one, suggestions on how to improve services will not only be welcomed, but also form an inte­gral part of the company’s policies.

” I want to emphasize at this point that we are not averse to constructive criticisms and sugges­tions because they will help in our future upgrading of the hotel as the hotel business is a dynamic one”, he said.

Nwakeze said the group has con­cluded arrangements to open more Grand Pela Hotels in all the six geo political zones in the country, add­ing in due course, that other West African countries will become part of the unmatched experience that Grand Pela provides its clients.

On his part, the Chief Execu­tive Officer of Bon Hotels, Mr. Guy Stehlik, said the group has seen phenomenal growth since its inception in 2012 with hotels across Africa including South Af­rica, Nigeria, Namibia, Ethiopia and Uganda, and is primed for sig­nificant expansion throughout the continent.

According to him, Bon Hotels offers expertise of an international standard in their approach to ho­tel management, property open­ings, new builds or the upgrade of existing properties, with the spe­cific needs of hotel owner’s front of mind. BON Hotels, he added, has been embraced for its fresh per­spective in the African hospitality sector.

In the same vein, Industry Stal­wart and Expert on African hospi­tality industry, Mr. Bernard Cassar, who is also a Director of BON Ho­tels International West Africa, said with many larger groups exiting their business interests in Nigeria, that Bon Hotels believe now is the time to support the country that has given it decades of success.

He said the group will continue to add value to the local hospital­ity industry, guests, staff, suppliers and the communities in which they serve, adding with nine hotels across five cities in Nigeria, and the potential of 36 states with their own cities and towns, that Nigeria has endless opportunities.

Speaking in the same vein, Chairman of Africa Alliance Group, Mr. Gregory Ozegbe , who is engaged in a joint venture agree­ment with BON Hotels on new projects, said with the support of shareholders and strategic part­ners, that the group is well posi­tioned across the world to embark on the most ambitious expansion in the history of any country in Africa, which is to build first class 4 and 5 star international standard hotels in thirty-seven locations in Nigeria, and in at least thirty loca­tions in countries in Africa over the next 10 years.

 

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