The Manager Director, Wells Carlton Hotel and Apartments, Abuja, Juergen Odenwald, said the inauguration of the hotel in Nigeria, has brought global competitiveness to hospitality business in the country.
He stated this at the annual Jumia Travel Award in Lagos, where the Wells Carlton Hotel and Apartments, emerged the best hotel in Nigeria for 2019.
He said the new dimension which the hotel has introduced into the hospitality industry has seen it compare with best hotels in Dubai, New York and United Kingdom.
While noting that the inauguration of the Abuja branch last year was the first of its series in the country, he said Nigerians should be prepared for new dimension in hospitality management.
“While we take pride in the physical attributes of the hotels, we will say customer satisfaction is a top priority to us at Wells Charlton Hotels and Apartments.
“I want to give very special thanks to our chairman, Capt Hosa Okunbo, he is an enigma and not a regular employer.
“We have made a point with the opening of the hotel in Abuja, and we are saying, Lagos should get prepared.”
Lagos State Commissioner for Tourism, Arts and Culture, Steve Ayoride represented by the Director, Lagos Council of Arts and Culture, Mrs Saidat Otulana lauded the efforts of Governor Akinwunmi Ambode in developing and changing the face of tourism in the state.
She said in the last three and a half years the Lagos State government has continue to invest and develop tourism spots and location in Lagos State.
The Managing Director, Jumia travels, Omolara Adagundo, said the idea behind the award is create and encourage standards in the Country and influence changes.
” We want to encourage people who are doing well and celebrate excellence. At Jumia we will continue to strive and recognise partners” She added.