The Anambra State Governor Dr Willie Obiano Governor commissioned a six -star Golden Tulip hotel Agulu in Anaocha local government area.He declared it opened for business and tourist center.
The grand opening of the world-class hotel was a vivid portrayal of the revenue and tourist potentials of the magnificent edifice as well as its ability to boost the recreation and hospitality industry in Anambra state.
He said that the Hotel and Resort center is safe, secure and crime-free atmosphere where people can be treated to the best of hotel services of international standards.
Obiano said there is need for investors to catch-in on the enabling environment created by his administration to invest in Anambra state as the state is safe and secure and also an investment destination.He further said that the hotel was properly sited giving it the good position of a tourist centre.He maintained that the six star hotel is safe, secure and crime-free atmosphere where people can be treated to the best of hotel services of international standards.
Obiano also said there is need for investors to catch-in on the enabling environment created by his administration to invest in Anambra as the state is safe and secure and also an investment destination. He equally explained that his administration had made it practically possible for businesses to thrive as about 218 hotels sprang up under his regime describing the hotel as an asset to the state.
Mr. Amaechi Ndili, the Chairman and Chief Executive Director Golden Tulip West Africa, said his company operate hotels across West Africa and across Nigeria. Ndili stated that Golden Tulip West Africa has about 14 hotels that they operate with about 2000 hotel rooms thereby making them the largest in West Africa at the moment. He also disclosed that the grand ambition was to operate Golden Tulip Hotel and Resort Agulu Lake to the best standards in the world so as to begin to improve travel and tourism within Nigeria and within Anambra state.
Speaking to Champion reporter,Ndili said that the hotel is strategic for tourism development because it is located on Agulu Lake and occupies over 80 hectares of land as well as has the capacity to generate 10 million dollars annually. He also said that the roads connecting the hotel were being upgraded into dual carriage way and that all hands were on deck to ensure that the hotel blazed the trail.He also said that Golden Tulip West Africa has tremendous potentials because Governor Willie Obiano has laid foundation for hospitality.
Ndili also observed that Anambra state has been safe in the last 4 years and that violent crimes were rare in the state which he attributed to the real reason why Anambra has been the cynosure of all as well as investors’ choice. He emphasized that the security infrastructure in place portrayed the fact that the sky is the limit for the state because it has a lot of tourist attractions and there is need also to organize travel and tourism programmes where people can come and experience the peace, prosperity, safety, security and serene environment in Anambra state.
Also speaking Mr.Treasure Timi-Dare Sales and Marketing Manager of Golden Tulip Hotel and Resort Agulu Lake said that the hotel’s brand name and curtain-edge services place it at vantage position over its counterparts in the hospitality industry. Timi stated that strategies have been mapped out on how to get the hotel known to people in and outside Anambra state. He further disclosed that Golden Tulip Hotel and Resort Agulu Lake will be registered with on-line travel agencies so as to get steady customer traffic from them to the hotel. The sales and marketing manager maintained that the hotel would be introduced also to all the corporate organisations doing business in Anambra state for patronage and customer relations even as he said that the Anambra State Government plans to establish a sports village for the hotel as well as develop Agulu Lake all to its advantage adding that Golden Anambra state.
The General Manager of Golden Tulip Hotel and Resort Agulu Lake Mr. James Ochei further lent credence to the fact that through team spirit and customer satisfaction they will achieve the objective of revamping the tourism and hospitality sector in Anambra state.