Business News of Friday, 28 December 2018
Kempinski Hotel Gold Coast City Accra, a five-star luxury hotel offering state of the art meeting facilities and services hosted senior media personnel to a cocktail event Thursday, December 27, 2018.
The event offered the platform for management of the hotel to interact and dialogue with the journalists on how best they can deepen their ties in the coming year.
General Manager of Kempinski Hotel Gold Coast City, Manish Nambiar explains his outfit understands the “pressures and timelines” of journalists and the difficulties they face in delivering their duties, hence, Kempinski’s quest to support the media.
He said, the hotel industry and the media have certain similarities, hence, the need for the two to partner so as to deliver quality services.
“We work 24/7, we’re always under crisis, we’re always under a lot of pressure, we have to deliver and sometimes things that we do are not always liked by everybody. This is the life of a hotelier and this is the life of a journalist,” Mr. Nambiar stressed.
He used the opportunity to woo more customers as he insists Kempinski is the top hotel in the sub-region that offers classy services to its clients.
“Our hotel has been successfully acknowledged as the best luxury hotel in the sub-Saharan, best hotel in West Africa, best hotel in Ghana. We’ve also had awards for the best Presidential suit in the sub-Saharan Africa. We’ve been awarded as the best development in sub-Saharan Africa for hospitality development project in 2018… the hotel has been successful and people have come again and again,” he touted.
According to Mr. Nambiar, Kempinski Hotel strives for the best and is committed to maintaining its legacy of over 120 years by providing excellent services in the coming year.
He commended the Ghana Journalists Association (GJA) for choosing Kempinski over other hotels in the country for their events and called for more collaboration in 2019.
GJA to host 70th Anniversary at Kempinski
President of the Ghana Journalists Association, Affail Monney, has hinted of hosting the GJA’s Platinum jubilee anniversary celebration at the Kempinski Hotel Gold Coast City in Accra in 2019.
According to Affail Monney, the GJA has experienced Kempinski’s luxurious treats and has no other choice but to return to enjoy the excellence services the hotel provides and to sustain their relationship.
“Next year the GJA will be 70 and Kempinski will be the obvious choice as the venue for the celebration. We have tasted your services and we’re inclined more than before to come back to continue the relationship,” he disclosed.
He described 2018 as an “eventful” year for media practitioners, particularly journalists in the country with the hosting of the World Press Freedom Day.
“For the first time we were in the spotlight for global attention when we celebrated World Press Freedom Day and Kempinski was the venue. We scored first on the league table of Free Media in Africa,” he recalled.
He further mentioned some successes of the media in 2018, stressing “we’ve oiled the wheels of democracy, we’ve held the legs of people in position of power to the fire of accountability. We’ve provided platforms for ordinary Ghanaians to ventilate their concerns, articulate their views on every issue under the sun… we’ve fulfilled a critical good governance dimension”.
Mr. Monney urged the media to step up their performances as the GJA celebrates its 70th anniversary which is expected to be launched in January 2019.