BY OLUSHOLA BELLO, Lagos
As Transcorp Hilton Abuja hotel celebrate its 30th anniversary, stakeholders have commended the hotel for its contribution to the development of the Nigeria’s economy.
The award winning Transcorp Hilton Abuja hotel celebrated its 30th anniversary this year, having officially opened its door to its first guest on the April 21, 1987. The iconic hotel, which has through the years, hosted Royalty, Presidents, Global leaders, celebrities and other dignitaries, gathered friends, partners, clients, its board members and staff to commemorate its legacy and rich history as a pioneer in Nigeria’s hospitality sector.
Speaking at the event, the president, Middle East and North Africa, Hilton Worldwide, Rudi Jagersbacher commended the Transcorp Hilton for its contribution to the brand equity and perception of Hilton Worldwide has been recognised all over the world.
“I would like to commend the entire hotel team for their incredible passion and commitment to delivering excellent experiences for our guests from around the world,” he said.
Since its opening Transcorp Hilton Abuja, has played host to numerous high-profile and celebrity studded events, such as the ECOWAS, World Economic Forum Africa, Miss World Pageant, the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM), among others.
The Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige, commended the brand for contributing to the development of the economy. He also commended the chairman, Transcorp Plc, Tony Elumelu, for his foresight in leading the partnership that has brought everyone together for the celebration.
“I take an interest in those who create jobs and Tony is one of them. He is a long-term investor that doesn’t give up. He likes his country and God will assist him to do more for us,” he stated.
Opening the anniversary event, the chairman of Transcorp Plc, Tony Elumelu said Transcorp Hilton has transcended being just a hotel to becoming one of Nigeria’s most valued icons.
According to Elumelu, Transcorp is not just a company owned by people but an iconic institution owned by every Nigerian. Transcorp Hilton Abuja is beyond the Transcorp franchise, it is a national icon.