by crossriverwatch admin
The multi-billion Naira Tinapa Business and Leisure Resort located in Calabar, the Cross River State Capital has started yielding results if the proceeds coming from its Lake-side hotel can be replicated in other units of the resort.
In May 2013 alone, the hotel generated ninety nine million Naira (N99m), to the coffers of the resort CrossRiverWatch can authoritatively report.
Governor Imoke recently revealed this during the just concluded, Ministries, Departments and Agencies, MDAs retreat held at the Tinapa resort while justifying the conversion of the resort warehouse to a make-shift conference hall in ongoing efforts to “make the hotel work”.
He said “Do you know that in May 2013 alone, Lake side Hotel in Tinapa here generated Ninety-Nine (N99m) Million Naira?”
“That is why we are building the International Convention Center on the other side to complement Tinapa”.
The Lake side hotel has in recent times become a choice accommodation for both corporate organizations and private individuals who come for conferencing and leisure in Calabar due to its serene environment.
The hotel which was formally managed by Amber from Zimbabwe was taken over by Lake Side hotels and hospitality management sometimes in 2010.
The takeover by this new management caused the managers of Tinapa resort led by its Managing Director, Architect Bassey Ndem to convert the hotel warehouse to a make shift conference hall which has now turned the hotel to a choice destination for both corporate organizations and government agencies.
Tinapa is a business and leisure resort developed in four phases under a Private Public Partnership (PPP) promoted by the Government of Cross River State. The resort is located by the Calabar River, contiguous with the Calabar Free Trade Zone.
follow us on twitter @crossriverwatch
Since You Are Here, Support Good Journalism
CrossRiverWatch was founded on the ideals of deploying tech tools to report in an ethical manner, news, views and analysis with a narrative that ensures transparency in governance, a good society and an accountable democracy.
Everyone appreciates good journalism but it costs a lot of money. Nonetheless, it cannot be sacrificed on the altar of news commercialisation.
Consider making a modest contribution to support CrossRiverWatch's journalism of credibility and integrity in order to ensure that all have continuous free access to our noble endeavor.