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 Capital Hotels Plc To Drive Growth With Renovations, Strategic Investments

LAGOS – The Chairman of Capital Hotels Plc.(CHP) ,Mr. Ramesh Kansagra, has said that the company has demonstrated significant improvement in its operations, recording an impressive revenue of N7.89 billion compared to N5.33 billion in 2022, representing an increase of 48.03%.

Kansagra, in his address to the company’s shareholders at the 43rd Annual General Meeting held at the company’s flagship property, Abuja Continental Hotel, formerly Sheraton Hotel Abuja, pointed out that despite the challenging environment in 2023, the company’s total assets also increased, reflecting a positive trend.

Represented by Non – Executive Director, Alhaji Abdulkadir Aminu, he disclosed that Capital Hotel Plc is currently focusing on renovating its facilities and strategic investments for expansion.

The Chairman pointed out that CHP investments in future capabilities and infrastructure contributed to its 2023 revenue growth and they have positioned the company competitively for the long term.

According to him, Capital Hotels Plc is undergoing extensive renovations to modernise guest rooms, upgrade conference and banquet spaces and enhance leisure amenities, which are aimed at providing unparalleled hospitality services and maintaining a competitive edge in the industry.

The Chairman of Capital Hotels Plc said: “The Company believes these investments will significantly impact its bottom line and restore its position as the premier five-star hotel in Abuja.”

Kansagra stated: “In Nigeria, economic challenges included the monetization policies, a contested general election, rising inflation, Central Bank hike in interest rate and global supply chain disruptions.

These factors impacted investment, productivity, and economic growth in

Nigeria, leading to escalating inflationary pressures, exchange rate depreciation, and fiscal constraints.” 

“Despite challenges, the company plans to focus on value-added services, implement cost-saving measures, and utilise online platforms to enhance guest experiences and improve efficiency,” he stressed.

The Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Capital Hotels Plc Ravi Bachu, in his statement at the event, stated that the company’s priorities for 2024 would be on new strategies to strengthen its market position and emerge stronger from economic challenges.

He explained that the company would leverage technology to streamline operations, implement cost-saving measures, and develop staycation packages to cater to local events and conferences. 

It would also partner with local businesses to create value packages that showcase the hotel as a community hub.

Bachu stressed: “Capital Hotels Plc remains optimistic about its future growth and development, despite the challenges faced in 2023. The company’s commitment to customer satisfaction, strategic investments, and operational efficiency positions it for success in the coming years. 

Michael Maren
Michael Maren
Former marine biologist who likes to spend as much time in the tropics as possible, due to a horrible time I once had in Alaska. Brrrr.

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