Christopher Isiguzo in Enugu
Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu state has reiterated his call on foreign and local investors to take advantage of the conducive business environment in the state by moving their investments to the Coal City State.
Ugwuanyi spoke as the International Hotel and Hospitality Management Group, Bon Hotels, which owns, manages and markets hotels throughout Africa, which has added Bon Hotel Sunshine Enugu to their Nigerian portfolio.
The launch of the hotel by Governor, Uguanyi in Enugu brought the number of properties managed in the region by Bon Hotels to 25 hotels across 14 Nigerian cities.
The governor while applauding the owners of the new hotel for their decision to invest in Enugu said his administration had introduced several investor-friendly policies in order to encourage massive investments across sectors in the state.
He said with the state as one of the safest in terms of security in the country, investors would have value for their investments adding that before long so many renowned international entrepreneurs would move into the state.
Speaking at the event, the Executive Director of Bon Hotels International West Africa, Mr. Bernard Cassar said the group was excited to welcome Bon Hotel Sunshine into the Bon International fold.
According to him, the Bon Hotel Sunshine was a great fit for the group and in line with Bon Hotelâ€™s International vision for establishing a trade route circuit and central hub linking important centres and communities across the region.
He further added that the hotel was positioned as an affordable, 4-star, international, boutique-style, full-service hotel, while explaining that Bon Hotel Sunshine is conveniently located just 12 minutes from the airport and in close proximity to the city center.
â€œThe new Bon Hotel Sunshine is primed for the corporate, business and leisure travelers, with facilities of an international standard. The dÃ©cor is stylish and understated in line with international trends and features 92 spacious rooms, a modern gym, business center, 2 restaurants, a sky lounge and bar as well as a poolside bar. Wi-Fi is complimentary throughout the hotelâ€.
According to him, the conference center comprises 3 meeting rooms seating up to 300 delegates and provides spacious, innovative facilities for special events and celebrations, conferences, weddings, promotions, launches, workshops or small meetings and gatherings.
Pointing out that the group remains confident in the potential of the region and steadfast in their expansion plans, Casser said the group is committed towards providing ongoing support to local tourism and the hospitality industry, their guests, staff, suppliers and the local community.
â€œDeveloping Africa by Africans remains front and center of our growth strategy and commitment to Africa.
On his part, Chairman of Bon Hotel Sunshine, Enugu, Mr. Emeka Nwandu said that he was humbled to see his dreams become a reality, adding the hotel will change the face of the industry in the region and in the country.