The grand opening was attended by VIP guests, members of the press, dignitaries, politicians, airline executives, hotel owners, stakeholders and government representatives.
Conveniently located just 5 minutes from the city centre and only 15 minutes from the airport, the new BON Hotel GRAND Pela is primed for the corporate, business and leisure traveller, with facilities of an international standard.
Inspired by modern influences with an African touch, the hotel operates in line with international trends and features 87 spacious rooms, an in-house spa and beauty salon, a modern gym fitted with the latest equipment, a versatile conference centre, restaurant, 4 bars and a lounge, and 2 swimming pools.
The conference centre has 3 meeting rooms seating up to 300 guests and provides spacious, state-of-the-art facilities for conferences, weddings, promotions, launches, workshops or small meetings and gatherings.
In his opening address, Chairman of GRAND Pela Hotels & Suites, Mr Peter Chukwudi Nwakeze said the idea of building the hotel was born out of his desire to contribute to the structural and social development of the capital city.
Nwakaeze said, “Despite the many existing hotels in Abuja we decided to make a paradigm shift by adding new features to the hotel that represent our core values of excellence and professionalism.
“Our aim is to carve a niche in the hospitality industry that will leave a lasting experience for our guests,” he added.
The Executive Director of BON Hotels International West Africa, Bernard Cassar, commented on the acquisition.
He said, “We are very excited to acquire BON Hotel GRAND Pela – she is a good fit for our portfolio, and in line with our focus on positioning our properties as 4-star, international, boutique-style, full-service hotels, at affordable prices.
“BON Hotel Grand Pela will join the growing list of other Nigerian hotels acquired by BON Hotels in Abuja, Warri, Ikeja and Victoria Island, along with three properties under construction and due for completion in 2018 in Apo, Ekiti and OwerrI.
BON Hotels is a strong contender in the African hotel management space and is quite possibly Nigeria’s fastest-growing hotel group.
It has witnessed phenomenal growth since its inception in 2012 with hotels across Africa including South Africa, Nigeria, Namibia, Ethiopia and Uganda, and is primed for significant expansion throughout the continent.
BON Hotels was officially launched in Nigerian in October 2016, showcasing nine hotels across five cities.Read more industry news