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Continental Hotels wins award for excellence in hospitality innovation

Continental Hotels wins award for excellence in hospitality innovation



By Chibuzo Ihegboro


The Continental Group of Hotels Nigeria stole the limelight at the 2024 International Hospitality, Tourism, and Eco-Sustainability Forum, sweeping the most prestigious awards in the hospitality industry.



On April 25, at the Ladi Kwali Conference Center in Abuja’s Continental Hotel, the hotel chain, alongside its Group General Manager, Karl Hala, received two key awards.


This recognition was a testament to the hotel’s exceptional performance, as it was honored with the prestigious Best Nigerian Hotel Brand Of The Year 2024 award for its commitment to industry leadership, service excellence, and innovative hospitality practices.



By receiving this award, Continental Hotels Nigeria was acknowledged for its dedication to enhancing guest experiences and contributing to the growth of the hospitality sector in Nigeria, further solidifying its position as a leader in the industry.

He also clinched the Leading Group General Manager Of The Year 2024. Karl’s transformational leadership, visionary investments, and unparalleled commitment to guest satisfaction have played a pivotal role in the turnaround and success of the Continental Hotels brand. His efforts have set a new standard for excellence within the industry and inspired a culture of warmth, hospitality, and exceptional guest experiences.


The awards showcased the remarkable accomplishments of Continental Hotels Nigeria and Karl Hala, shining a spotlight on the hotel group’s industry leadership and its general manager’s outstanding contributions to the Nigerian hospitality landscape.


The return of Lagos and Abuja Continental Hotels to their symbolic status as premier establishments is a testament to the innovative practices, dedication to guests, employees, and communities, and commitment to service excellence exemplified by the hotel brand in Nigeria.



In appreciation, he said: “Our joint commitment to excellence has set us apart in the industry. In Nigeria, where hospitality and tourism are deeply valued, Continental Hotels has invested in tourism infrastructure and sustainability practices to promote industry growth. By focusing on quality, innovation, and service excellence, we aim to enhance the guest experience and drive economic transformation in our nation.
“Hospitality and tourism hold a special place in my heart, particularly in Nigeria. Our country is rich in heritage, diversity, and natural beauty, and it is our collective responsibility to showcase these assets to the world.”


He added: “At Continental Hotels, we have made significant investments to enhance tourism infrastructure, promote sustainable practices, and contribute to the overall growth of the industry in Nigeria.”


Continental Hotels Group Nigeria continues to pave the way for excellence in the hospitality sector, offering luxurious accommodations, state-of-the-art facilities, renowned dining experiences, and exceptional services that provide an unforgettable stay for guests.