Ibom Icon Hotels & Golf Resort, Uyo, Akwa Ibom is set to raise the bar as part of the ongoing renovation to modernize the hotel and take its 5-star hospitality experience to new heights. With the renovation project, the resort will consolidate its position as one of the preferred destinations for hospitality.
Speaking at the Akwa Ibom National Assembly Trade, Industry, Culture and Tourism Committee Members Reception, Udeme Ufot, Chairman of the Board of Ibom Icon Hotels & Golf Resort, acknowledged that it would be difficult to achieve results without the support of the state government. , adding that during the recovery, there is a great need for renovation of the facility.
According to Ufot, a hotel of the size and class of Ibom Icon Hotels & Golf Resort typically attracts high traffic, which ultimately results in wear and tear. He revealed that the renovation of the model room has been completed, while the full renovation will begin soon to transform the entire space once completed.
Adetope Kayode, managing director of the management company, while leading the committee on a tour of the facilities, took the time to explain the new innovation that the hotel management is striving to achieve at the end of the renovation exercise.
Reacting, Kufreabasi Edidem from the Commerce, Industry, Culture and Tourism Committee of the Akwa Ibom National Assembly commended the staff and management of Ibom Icon Hotels & Golf Resort for raising the standard of hospitality equipment and making it a profitable business.
Edidem, who represents the Itu State constituency, expressed the Legislature’s appreciation of the management for their professionalism in running the facility and for prioritizing the welfare of staff .
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“Icon has done wonderfully well, not only maintaining the standard, but raising it,” the lawmaker said.
He recalled that for 12 years, the state government hospitality establishment failed to pay dividends despite its 5-star status due to poor management.
This, he said, prompted the state government to seek experts to manage the hotel in reaction to the outcome of the Committee’s report after its initial visit, but noted that current managers have reversed the trend. ugly and are now remitting.
“It is common knowledge that before this committee carried out this monitoring visit (in 2019 before the management takeover of Icon Hotel Group Africa), this hotel was a huge investment by the state government of Akwa Ibom. For 12 years before the time of our visit, it brought no dividend to the Akwa Ibom State Government. It was a drainpipe to the state government at best, but a beautiful gate that welcomed visitors and defined the Akwa Ibom people to all who visited. To the glory of God, after this monitoring visit (from 2020, after Icon Hotel Group took over management responsibilities), remittances started coming in,” Edidem said.
With 15 years of innovative and superior service in the Nigerian hospitality industry, the resort continues to attract high octane travelers and events, including conferences and sporting events internationally.
The Ibom Icon Hotel & Golf Resort invites guests to experience the beauty and indigenous hospitality of Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, where they and their loved ones are bound to create lasting memories.