Transcorp Hilton Abuja honoured by World Travel Awards


Valentine Ozigbo, managing director of Transcorp Hotels, left, celebrates with World Travel Awards president Graham Cooke, centre, and Etienne Gailliez, general manager, Transcorp Hilton Abuja

Transcorp Hilton Abuja has been honoured with an unprecedented five awards by the voters of the World Travel Awards. 

The hotel, which is owned by Transcorp Hotels, the hospitality subsidiary of Transnational Corporation of Nigeria, was recognised during the Africa & Indian Ocean Gala Ceremony 2015, hosted by Kempinski Seychelles Resort in Baie Lazare, Seychelles.

The property took the trophies for Africa’s Leading Business Hotel, Nigeria’s Leading Business Hotel, Nigeria’s Leading Hotel, Nigeria’s Leading MICE Hotel and Nigeria’s Leading Hotel Suite (the Presidential Suite.

“‘It is a great privilege and honour to be recognised for what we do by our discerning guests,” said Etienne Gailliez, general manager, Transcorp Hilton Abuja.

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“To win the World Travel Awards in five categories is unprecedented in Nigeria and we are delighted that our efforts at delivering world class experiences consistently to our guests are recognised and appreciated.

“It is a fitting reward for the hard-work and dedication of our team members especially in the past year.

“The awards are, therefore, dedicated to all our team,” Gailliez added.

Recognition from the World Travel Awards comes on the heels of the launch of a new vision for the hotel and the implementation of operational excellence initiatives that focus on delivering extraordinary guest service. 

Receiving the awards on behalf of the hotel, Valentine Ozigbo, managing director of Transcorp Hotels, said: “I am pleased that the outstanding work and dedication of the team at Transcorp Hilton Abuja has been recognised once again.

“Receiving these awards ahead of the planned makeover of an already award-winning facility means that we are poised to deliver an unparalleled experience on the continent of Africa; incredible things are coming both for our guests and for industry watchers.”