The Royal Senchi and three other Ghanaian hotels have been recognised for flying high the hospitality flag of Ghana and Africa at the 14th World Luxury Hotel Awards.
The indigenous Ghanaian hotel and its chained-brand counterparts were selected from a continent-wide pool of hotels and resorts in Africa based on reviews and recommendations given by guests and industry-watchers in the global hospitality & tourism space.
A host of handpicked hotels from across multiple continents including Europe, Asia, Australia, North and South America were brought together by the virtually-hosted ceremony during which winners were announced.
The World Luxury Hotel Award is a global-level awards scheme established in 2006 to recognise hospitality companies for excellence in service delivery.
With a convincing aggregate of ratings from the global voting public, the Royal Senchi got adjudged as the best luxury riverside hotel on the continent, while Movenpick Ambassador, Tang Palace and Kempinski Gold Coast City hotels were also recognised.
Commenting on the award, the Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana Tourism Authority, Mr Akwasi Agyeman commended the hotels, saying he foresaw even greater achievements in the near future.
He said the Royal Senchi Hotel had particularly been consistent in pushing the Ghana brand through its unique homegrown attractions and offerings tailored for local and international guests alike.
“The Royal Senchi Hotel is not just a beautiful accommodation facility but also a brand promoting the Ghanaian brand in its attractions and offerings,” he noted.
For his part, the Head of Sales and Marketing of the Royal Senchi Hotel, Mr Emmanuel Mensah said the recognition came with the noble duty to keep meeting the expectations of customers from all walks of life.
“As a country we need to capitalise on what we are globally heralded for, which is our time-honoured hospitality,” he observed, adding “there needs to be a national effort to rapidly grow the sector at a quickened and purposeful pace”
He said given the necessary fillip, the industry could become one of the best in Africa and the world, and pull with it other sectors of the economy.
Mr Mensah said as a hotel, the Royal Senchi would continue to celebrate Ghana by representing its diverse culture and tradition in the delivery of world-class hospitality service.
General Manager of the hotel, Mr Gerard Schraven said in spite of the adverse effect of covid-19 on travel and tourism, a full recovery of the sector was in sight, stressing the need for active local patronage of the domestic hospitality industry.