RSG Wants Tourists To Exploit Rivers Hospitality Potentials


Rivers State Commissioner for Commerce and Industry, Mr. Chuma Chinye, has called on tourists and visitors to the state to take advantage of the five-star facilities in Hotel Presidential by lodging there, describing the hotel, as a hotel of destination in the whole of South-South.

Declaring open the executive floor of the Hotel in Port Harcourt, Rivers State last week, Chinye said, “Let me also today call on tourists and visitors to Port Harcourt (Rivers State) to come and have a look at what we have here. There is no hotel in Port Harcourt currently that has the kind of facilities I have seen on the 5th floor of the Hotel Presidential. And so, if you are visiting Port Harcourt today or later in future, I will like you to come and see what is done here, even the head of government can stay in this facility.”

He urged the management of the hotel to ensure that what was done on the 5th floor was replicated in other parts of the hotel.

He added that despite the political crises that are rocking the state, Rivers State is still a place to be as anyone that comes in is sure to have a place to stay and feel comfortable.

In his remark, the hotel’s Assistant-General Manager, Mr Rex Yaakpogoro said they had the challenge of low patronage during the militancy period, but that has been taken care of by the Rotimi Amaechi’s administration.

Yaakpogoro also stated that  in terms of security, Hotel Presidential was a place you can sleep with both eyes closed without any disruption.

He also noted that even though the facilities on the 5th floor were all brand-new and of very high quality, the rooms were within the reach of every individual as the cost was moderate enough.

Totalling 19 suites, the executive floor consists of six governor’s suites, one senior suite, one executive suite and II premier deluxe rooms with an executive lounge.