Coconut Grove Beach Resort, Elmina, in the Central Region, a member of Groupe Nduom, a multinational conglomerate, has won another award.
The award was presented to management of the company at the just-ended Ghana Tourism Authority Awards in Elmina on the 23 February, 2018.
The award was on the back of a previous award the hotel won from the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG), two weeks ago on February 9, 2018.
Presenting the award, which was accompanied with a citation, the Central Regional Minister, Kwamena Duncan, commended efforts of the owners and staff of the hotel.
The citation read in part: “Located on the outskirts of the historical town of Edina, this facility has seen a steady growth over the past two decades, with its highly professional and dedicated staff, the establishment guarantees guests memories worth repeating.
“The Hotel is the right choice for guests who are searching for a combination of peace, charm and quiet.
“In supporting the Made-In-Ghana campaign, this facility continues to serve cuisine strictly made with local ingredients.
…For this achievement and many more, the Ghana Tourism Authority confers on Coconut Grove Beach Resort, the Three Star Hotel of the Year Award.”
In a brief remark, General Manager of Coconut Grove Beach Resort, Mr. Victor Opoku Minta, expressed sincere appreciation to the Ghana Tourism Authority for the honour done the hotel, and all the other award recipients.
He also thanked the Central Regional Minister, Honorable Kwamena Duncan, for hitting the nail on the head by highlighting the many challenges the hospitality and tourism facilities were facing, from the multiplicity of taxes to high cost of utilities and the low influx of tourists and visitors to the Region and the nation as a whole.
He was pleased to hear that the minister had charged the GTA to improve infrastructure at tourist destinations in order to enhance client satisfaction.
This, among other things, he said, will propel the tourism sector to a position higher than No. 4, where it is currently ranked in terms of its contribution to GDP.
He also promised government’s active review of taxes for possible reliefs as well as plans to increase the number tourists who visit Ghana.
Mr. Opoku Minta asked that much as the awards were an excellent mode of motivation, it was incumbent on the awardees to go back to work and apply all the innovation, discipline and excellence in customer service to ensure every future guest experiences the best of memories.
Story: Atta KWAKU BOADI
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