Kempinski Hotel Gold Coast City was adjudged ‘5 Star Hotel of the Year’ at the National Tourism Awards last Friday, 23rd March, 2018.
The most prestigious award for the night was presented by the guest of honour Nana Kodwo Conduah VI, Omanhene of Edina Traditional Area, who said the tourism industry was the fastest growing industry worldwide, with Ghana being the center of the world.
Manish Nambiar, General Manager for Kempinski Hotel in his acceptance speech thanked the organizers of the event for their efforts in raising the standards of hospitality in Ghana.
He expressed the hotel’s gratitude to all patrons and guests for their unwavering support and loyalty over the past few years.
The ceremony, held at the Accra International Conference Centre, was graced by industry players, government officials, traditional rulers, heads of diplomatic missions and was organized by the Ghana Tourism Authority on the theme, ‘Promoting Responsible Tourism’’.
Catherine Abelema Afeku, the Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture, said the awards aimed at instilling an industry-wide service culture that squarely matched prevailing global standards and made the sector truly competitive.
She said tourism was a major pillar of the economy and it was expected to be one of the key drivers of Ghana’s socio-economic transformation through the creation of jobs, foreign exchange receipts, urban regeneration and the stimulation of local manufacturing to meet the diverse needs of the sector.
The National Tourism Awards programme was instituted by the Ghana Tourism Authority in 1997 to reward excellent performance in tourism.
Kempinski Hotel Gold Coast City Accra is a luxury hotel creating distinctive experiences for guests by European luxury fused with African hospitality. The hotel features 269 rooms including 22 luxury suites and 2 presidential suites, an entry level room size of 50sqm: the largest in the city. Its location within the government/business district as well as 12 meeting and banqueting facilities make it a convenient destination for both business and conferences.
Over the past few years, the hotel has received several accolades such as the Luxury Facility of the Year by the Ghana Tourism Authority, Best Hotel in West Africa from ATQ, Luxury Business Hotel and Best Conference Hotel from the World Luxury Awards commanding reverence and setting the standard for luxury hotels within the country.
Founded in Germany 121 years ago, Kempinski has distinctive luxury. Located in many of the world’s most renowned cities and resorts, the Kempinski collection includes hotels built in grand manner, pace setting modern establishments and older hotels of individual charm.