Tue. Feb 27th, 2024
Senator Iroegbu

In the heart of Abuja, the Transcorp Hilton Hotel transforms into a festive wonderland, heralding the Christmas season with a spectacular tree lighting ceremony and carol. This year, Mrs. Dupe Olusola, the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Transcorp PLC, unveiled not just twinkling lights but also a commitment to making a meaningful impact on the community.

Empowering the girl-child: a seasonal initiative

Olusola, with enthusiasm radiating in her voice, announced Transcorp’s special focus this Christmas – empowering the girl-child. Beyond the glittering decorations and festive cheer, the hotel is extending its reach to children and less privileged communities, ensuring that the spirit of giving remains at the forefront of the season.

As part of their social outreach, Transcorp Hilton is launching initiatives like the soap program, aiming to impart skills to the girl-child through mentoring. The soap-making program is not just about creating products; it symbolises recycling and repackaging opportunities for these young minds. Leftover soaps will be transformed into thoughtful gifts for the girls and their communities, a creative endeavor that blends festive spirit with sustainable practices.

We want to be merry as the Christmas season begins. We want our customers to have the feeling of thanksgiving, celebration, and appreciation for the success of the entire year,” Olusola expressed, highlighting the importance of community engagement during the holiday season.

Christmas at Transcorp Hilton: beyond lights and decorations

The festivities at Transcorp Hilton promise much more than beautiful lights and ornate decorations. The CEO shared insights into the varied experiences awaiting guests this Christmas. Families are encouraged to partake in activities that strengthen bonds, including comedy shows and a magnificent buffet featuring a diverse array of local and international dishes.

Adding a unique touch, Transcorp Hilton introduces the ‘Nigerian theme night,’ an extraordinary culinary experience where traditional delights like roast or boiled corn and plantain take center stage. It’s a celebration of Nigeria’s rich food culture, bringing unexpected but delightful flavors to the festive table.

L-R: His Lordship, Most Reverend Dr. Anselm Umoren MSP; Islam ElMaddah; Hotel Manager, Transcorp Hilton Abuja ; Dupe Olusola; MD/CEO, Transcorp Hotels PLC; Dayo Benjamins-Laniyi; Mandate Secretary, Women FCTA; Jasmine Ozdogan; Director of Operations; Transcorp Hilton Abuja at the 2023 Christmas Tree Lightening

The spiritual essence: a reflection on Christmas

Most Revered Anselm Umoren, in his inspiring exhortation, drew attention to the profound significance of Christmas. He stressed that beyond the glitter and glamor, the nation and the world crave light, reconciliation, and hope – the very essence symbolised by the lighting of the Christmas tree.

“Our country Nigeria, and indeed the whole world, desperately need light. We need hope, reconciliation, kindness, fellowship, love, peace, unity, joy, and goodness,” he passionately declared. The Christmas tree, standing tall and illuminated, becomes a beacon of these virtues, reminding everyone of their potential to be lights unto others.

As the Transcorp Hilton radiates with festive spirit and goodwill, it becomes more than just a hotel; it transforms into a hub of compassion, community engagement, and celebration. In a season that resonates with the spirit of giving, Transcorp Hilton is not just lighting up Christmas but also illuminating lives with hope and opportunity.

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