Organizers of the annual Hotel Managers Awards have unveiled the hotels which have been nominated for various categories for the awards for the year 2024.

The Hotel Managers Awards would hold during the Hotel Managers Conference & Awards, on Sunday 14th July, 2024 by 6.30pm inside the Grand African Ballroom, Lagos Continental Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos.

Mr. Sunday Olugbenga, CEO of Tojum Hospitality/Convener, Hotel Managers Conference & Awards, in speech on the unveiling of the nominated hotels and as the voting enters final stage, explained that, “We are thrilled to announce that the Hotel Managers Awards 2024 have entered the final voting stage after collating the Top 3 Nominations for each category of the Hotel Managers Awards 2024.

Mr. Olugbenga Omotayo Sunday, CEO/Convener, Hotel Managers Conference

“The Hotel Managers Awards 2024 has 17 categories, with the first set of nominations, Judges picked the Top 3 nominees for each categories”, Mr. Sunday stated.

The nominees for various awards categories are:
Hotel of the Year 2024
1. Lagos Continental
2. Transcorp Hilton Abuja
3. Bristol Palace Hotel Kano

Best Luxury Business Hotel in Nigeria 2024
1. Radisson Blu Anchorage Hotel VI Lagos
2. The Destination by Gidanka
3. The Wheatbaker Ikoyi

Most Popular Hotel in Nigeria 2024
1. Eko Hotel & Suites Lagos
2. Metropolitan Hotel Calabar
3. Lagos Airport Hotel Ikeja

Best Resorts in Nigeria 2024
1. La Campagne Tropicana Resorts Lagos
2. Yolo Island Lagos
3. Nike Lake Resort Enugu

Best Holiday Resort in Nigeria
1. Ikogosi Warm Springs Resort
2. Obudu Mountain Resort Cross River State
3. Whispering Palms Hotel & Resort

Best Customer Friendly Hotel in Nigeria 2024
1. Nordic Hotel VI Lagos
2. Best Western Plus Elomaz Hotel Asaba
3. White Orchid Hotel Lagos

Best New Hotel in Nigeria 2024
1. J’s Signature Hotel Port Harcourt
2. BON Hotel Octagon Abuja
3. De Signature Towers Ibadan

Best Digital Hotel in Nigeria 2024
1. Lagos Marriott Hotel Ikeja
2. The Envoy Hotel AbujaL 3. Legend Hotel Lagos Airport Curio Collection by Hilton

Best Hospitality (Catering) School in Nigeria 2024
1. Wavecrest College Of Hospitality
2. Hospitality Business School Lagos
3. CMK Culinary Arts School

Best Luxury Lifestyle Hotel in Nigeria 2024
1. Black Diamond Hotel Lagos
2. Four Points by Sheraton Ikot Ekpene Akwa Ibom
3. Hillside Royal Suites

Best City Business Hotel in Nigeria 2024
1. Park Inn by Radisson Serviced Apartments Lagos Victoria Island
2. AUN Hotel Conference Centre & Spa Adamawa
3. Crispan Suites & Event Center, Jos

Best Employee Friendly Hotel in Nigeria
1. Continent Hotel – Akure, Nigeria
2. Novotel Port Harcourt
3. Fraser Suites Abuja

Longest Serving Sustaining Hotel in Nigeria 2024
1. Sheraton Lagos Hotel Ikeja Lagos
2. Hotel Presidential Port Harcourt
3. Federal Palace Hotel & Casino Lagos

Best Outdoor Experience in Nigeria
1. Old English Bar & Grill Owerri
2. BluCabana Restaurant & Cafe
3. Cubana Hut & Grill Ikeja

Best International Hotel Chain in Nigeria
1. Marriott Hotels Group International
2. Radisson Hotels Group
3. Hilton Hotels Group

Best Indigenous Hotel Chain in Nigeria
1. Presken Hotels & Resorts limited
2. DSK Hotel Group
3.  Genesis Group Nigeria Limited

He emphasize that, “This milestone marks the culmination of months of dedication, hard work, and excellence in the hospitality industry. The Hotel Managers Awards celebrate the unsung heroes who strive behind the scenes to create exceptional experiences for their guests. These individuals are the backbone of our industry, and their tireless efforts deserve recognition”.

Harping on the final stage of voting, he explains that, “As we enter the final voting stage, we urge you to cast your votes for the deserving candidates. Your vote is crucial in recognizing and rewarding their outstanding contributions. The Hotel Managers Awards 2024 program is significant because it Acknowledges the dedication and passion of hotel managers; Sets benchmarks for excellence in the industry; Inspires professionals to strive for greatness and it Celebrates innovation and exceptional service.

Concluding, he admonishes hotels and their managers that, “Let us come together to honor the best in our industry. Cast your votes now and be part of this prestigious recognition program! Thank you, and let’s celebrate excellence in hospitality!”

Mrs. Justina Ovat, Chairperson of the Awards Committee speaking about the nominations, emphasized that each of these categories represents the pinnacle of excellence, from unparalleled guest experiences and innovative technology integration to outstanding employee welfare and sustainability efforts.

Mrs. Justina Ovat

“The nomination and voting process is meticulously designed to ensure fairness and transparency at every stage. Nominees are selected based on stringent criteria that encompass various facets of hotel management and guest satisfaction. The voting process involves industry experts and stakeholders, whose diverse perspectives help identify the most deserving candidates.

“Additionally, safeguards are in place to prevent bias or undue influence, guaranteeing that winners truly represent the pinnacle of achievement in the industry. I am confident that the process upholds the highest standards of integrity and fairness.

She took time to encourage and motivate hotels who might feel they deserve the awards but didn’t make it, she encourages them, Saying, “I offer words of encouragement and motivation. Use this experience as a catalyst for growth and improvement. Reflect on areas where you excel and identify opportunities for

“Embrace the spirit of continuous improvement, knowing that every challenge is an opportunity to evolve and innovate. Engage with industry peers, seek mentorship, and leverage resources to elevate your standards and exceed expectations. Remember, greatness is not achieved overnight, but through perseverance, dedication, and a relentless commitment to excellence. Your journey towards recognition begins now, and we eagerly anticipate celebrating your successes in the future”, Ovat concluded.

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