Transcorp Hilton Abuja hotel in Nigeria will celebrate its 30th anniversary this year, having officially opened its door to its first guest on the 21st of April, 1987.
Built on 20 hectres of land, the 670 bedroom 5-star hotel began operations as Nicon Noga Hilton Hotel, a member of the Hilton family of brands.
To commemorate this milestone, Transcorp Hilton Abuja recently hosted a cocktail and dinner with an array of entertainment and activities, highlighting and celebrating the impact of Transcorp Hilton as an iconic landmark in Nigeria.
Speaking at the dinner, President, Middle East and North Africa, Hilton Worldwide, Rudi Jagersbacher commended the Transcorp Hilton stating that 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), amongst others.
Opening the anniversary event, chairman of Transcorp Plc owners of Transcorp Hilton Abuja, Tony O. Elumelu thanked guests and shareholders for begin a part of the journey so far. “On behalf of the board of Transcorp Plc, thank you for your custom, patronage and your good will. You are the reason we are celebrating today,” he said.
Elumelu added Transcorp Hilton has transcended the description of being just a hotel to becoming one of Nigeria’s most valued icons.
“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,” he concluded.
In line with its strategic goals, earlier this year, Transcorp Hilton Abuja embarked on a $100million renovation project to deliver on its promise of customer excellence. In 2016 alone, the hotel has won 11 awards and nominations on customer service and innovation.