Eko Hotels & Suites has officially unveiled the much-anticipated packages for the Tropical Christmas Wonderland.

This event, which has undergone four exciting editions, began with the Tropical Wonderland, followed by the Carnival edition and then the Candyland edition. Last year, it took on the theme of Prideland, and this December, it will showcase the Prideland: The Bamboo Chronicles edition.

The announcement was accompanied by the revelation of Zenith Bank and Optiva Capital Partners as the newest platinum sponsors, marking a pivotal moment in the hotel’s journey to position Nigeria as a global holiday destination.

The General Manager of Eko Hotels, Mr. Danny, provided insight into the genesis of the Tropical Christmas Wonderland, saying, “Every year we noticed that our hotel patronage would dry up by the 18th of December, and so five years ago, we came up with this idea for the Tropical Christmas Wonderland, and it’s grown bigger since then. In the beginning, we used to cajole families to come, but now we are selling out tickets a month to the event.”

On her part, Mrs. Iyadunni Gbadebo, the Director of Sales and Marketing for Eko Hotels, reflected on the hotel’s journey, saying, “Our dream five years ago was to put Nigeria on the global map as a refreshing holiday destination. We started by hosting 900 people, and now we host about 10,000 people in four zones called the Tropical Christmas Wonderland. I don’t know that there is any family holiday event that is bigger, as exciting, as action-packed, and entertaining as the Tropical Christmas Wonderland.”

Speaking about the quality of Zenith Bank’s partnership, Mrs Gbadebo stressed the point that “You can’t speak about Light Up Lagos and ignore the innovative prowess that zenith banks bring to Lagos. They’ve been an important partner of Eko Hotels and the Tropical Christmas Wonderland and have promised to bring magic to this Christmas event“.

In a significant moment during the announcement, Mrs. Gbadebo introduced Optiva Capital Partners as the newest platinum sponsor.

The CEO of Optiva Capital, Mrs Jane Kimemia Nechi expressed admiration for Eko Hotels’ creativity, stating, “I love the creativity that Eko Hotels has put into the Tropical Christmas Wonderland to give Nigerians a memorable holiday. And so Optiva Capital Partners, a wealth management company that specializes in investment immigration to help clients get citizenship or residency, is proud to be partnering with Eko Hotels on this amazing adventure.

The Executive Director of Optiva Capital, Mrs Amaka Okeke Lawal, who was also at the press briefing, emphasized the strategic alignment between the two entities, saying, “Optiva Capital is the largest provider of investment immigration and investment advisory services, and Eko Hotel is the largest hotel in Nigeria, so what better partnership should there be. We recognize what the hotel stands for and their values, and that inspired the partnership. We are looking to do great things together. Partnering with Eko Hotels on this coming event is a thing of pride for us.”

To ensure the safety of attendees, the Head of Business Development, Atlantis Paediatric Hospital, Mr. Tony Jose noted, “We want people to feel safe while having fun. For us, every child matters, and we take pride in this collaboration. We want people who are coming from all over the world for this holiday experience to feel safe and have nothing to worry about.”

The Brand Manager of Maltina, Mrs Clementina Kayode, a long-time partner of Eko Hotels, expressed delight in the ongoing collaboration, stating, “It’s been four years working together, and we are delighted to be collaborating with you again this year. The concept and idea behind this project really tie to the essence of the brand. When you think about Christmas, what comes to mind first is family and happy moments, and Maltina as a brand brings about happiness and sharing great connection. It’s a big deal for us to be partnering with Eko Hotels, and we are excited about it.”

As the countdown to the Tropical Christmas Wonderland begins, Eko Hotels, along with its esteemed partners and sponsors, promises to deliver an unparalleled holiday experience that transcends borders, epitomizing the spirit of Christmas – sharing joy, happiness, and unity. The diverse activities include Santa Illie and the Bamboo Queen’s carnival procession, Jumptopia, a night filled with laughter featuring Larry J, two captivating theater stage performances, a Christmas family brunch, Bamboorrific – kiddies story time with Maureen, an adults game night, Santa’s Christmas Grotto, Family games, Ali Baba’s January 1st Comedy show, a magic show, Santa Illie’s Elf Express, Pitch Perfect Children’s choir competition, and many more exciting offerings.

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