Stakeholders upbeat about return of the good old days at Premier Hotel, Ibadan

Stakeholders upbeat about return of Premier Hotel
Premier hotel

Premier hotel

… as moms and dad business relocates to rearrange hotel


Lodgers and enjoyable hunters with fond memories of the great time they had at the renowned Premier hotel, Ibadan, have actually invited the relocation by its owners, Odu’a Investment Company Limited (OICL), to redesign the erection into a 5-star hotel.

The stakeholders, while assessing the marvelous past of the hotel presently going through remodelling into a first-rate hospitality centre, stated efforts at restoring it through a collaboration with an international hotel and hospitality brand name is the very best for the building to witness an appropriate turn-around.

It would be remembered that the management of OICL had actually just recently revealed that it had actually participated in a joint endeavor contract with a skilled global hotel advancement and management business with the requisite know-how, technical and monetary capability for the redevelopment and revamping of the hotel.

According to a declaration by the group’s Head of Branding and Communication, Mr. Victor Ayetoro, offered to Business Hallmark, Premier hotel, Ibadan, will be closed down for 2 years to guarantee continuous work that will change it into a 5-star center

” This is to alert our stakeholders and the public that in pursuit of quality and dedication to rearrange the hotel, the business has actually participated in a joint endeavor contract with an experienced global hotel advancement and management business with the requisite knowledge, technical and monetary capability for redeveloping and revamping the hotel.

” As an outcome, Premier hotel will be closed down instantly in order to have a safe environment for the beginning, execution, and prompt conclusion of the job.

” The hotel redevelopment task will require renovation, remodeling, and updating the existing structure in addition to including brand-new and contemporary centers befitting of a 5-Star world class hotel.

” This will occur in stages with anticipation that the very first stage will be finished within 24 months”, Ayetoro stated in the declaration.

He included that the “New Premier hotel” when finished, will transit into extra updated spaces, geared up with worldwide basic conferencing centers, contemporary leisure and gym, numerous dining establishments serving African and Continental foods.

” We have actually looked for all required statutory and regulative approvals from all appropriate companies.

” All responsibilities of the hotel are being satisfied and proper stakeholders in this regard are completely participated in line with finest practice”, he included.

Also speaking on the advancement, the Group Managing Director of Odu’a Investments Limited, Adewale Raji, stated the erection was briefly closed down for it to be refurbished and its centers updated.

According to the GMD, the relocation was to make the hotel and others owned by the business first-rate.

” We are remodeling Premier hotel and updating its centers to make it a first-class hotel in cooperation with an international brand name selected by the board with the assistance of KPMG and approval of the investors.

” We wish to increase the variety of spaces we have, and increase the capability of the halls. We understand health and wellness of individuals, so we needed to disengage the workers. We needed to pay all of them off”, he specified.

Raji even more stated that the choice to momentarily close down the hotel and remodel it was taken in the very best interest of the area and its individuals, including that the business was dealing with a worldwide partner to enhance the hotel’s services and track record.

While exposing insinuations that the hotel had actually been offered, the Odu’a Group manager stated the choice to close and refurbish the center was authorized by all the owner-state guvs.

He ensured that all stakeholders will enjoy with the choice to refurbish the hotel when ultimately revealed.

Meanwhile, stakeholders, consisting of previous guests and enjoyable applicants with fond memories of the great time they had at the hotel, while talking with our reporter on the relocation to redevelop it, stated they can’t wait to see the erection restore its previous splendor.

On his part, a Nigerian born doctor based in the United States, Jide Atobatele, who explained the Premier hotel, Ibadan as the Pride of the Yoruba individuals of the South West, warmly kept in mind that his very first check out to the stunning building remained in 1984.

He mentioned that as a young and daring medical trainee at the Oxford University, United Kingdom, he had actually flown into the nation with his pals to view the 2nd-leg of the African Champions Cup last match in between IICC Shooting Stars of Ibadan and Zamalek of Egypt.

” The memories of that check out will continue to remain in my mind for a number of years.

” Though the match was dipped into the National Stadium, Surulere, Lagos, I chose to move directly to Ibadan after my arrival in the nation 2 days to the match given that my household were based in the city.

” Since I was available in with 3 of my trainee coworkers, my household home was a no go location as it might not include us. We chose to lodge at the Premier hotel throughout of our remain in the nation.

” For the preliminary 2 days prior to the match we remained in Ibadan, we lodged in the hotel, just heading out to visit my friends and family in the day and going back to the hotel in the evening.

” We even left the hotel on the early morning of the match for Lagos. That time, the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway was still motorable, taking just about 45 minutes to 1 hour to pass through.

” We went back to Ibadan that very same day after Shooting Stars lost the prize to Zamalek FC of Egypt and buried ourselves in the hotel for another week prior to jetting out of the nation for England to continue our research studies.

” Apart from the grief of our group loosing the prize, we truly enjoyed our remain in the hotel.

” Is it the atmosphere of the spaces, dining establishments and bars, or the hospitality of the personnel, or the height that manage you the view of the city, or the warm and relaxing swimming pools I should point out?

” The meals, particularly regional foods were outstanding. I made numerous journeys to the hotel throughout my other sees to the nation till I began observing indications of decay in the early 90 s.

” I value the efforts of the owners to bring the hotel back to life and I hope they will prosper”, Atobatele stated.

Another fan of the hotel, Rotimi Adebambo, stated as a young kid, he utilized to go to the hotel with his moms and dads throughout joyful durations to enjoy movies by Nigerian theatre groups.

” That time, it was movie theater that was ruling and not house videos that we have today.

Theatre groups led by Chief Herbert Ogunde, Moses Olaiya (Baba Sala), Adeyemi Afolayan (Ade Love) and others utilized to bring their movies to locations like the Cultural Centre in Mokola, KS Motels, Total Garden and Premier hotel in Mokola, to name a few.

” But I typically choose Premier hotel for its environment, delicious meals, tactical area on the Mokola hill which provide visitors grand view of the city, along with its peaceful environment, absolutely separated from the loud world.

” I will be happy if they can restore the old times, a minimum of for memory sakes”, Adebambo hoped.


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