Plateau To Revive Hill Station Hotel


BY CHAMBERLAIN ODEY, JOS – A dinosaur of the tourism industry in Plateau, the Jos Hill Station Hotel, is receiving a boost by way of face lifting, as the Plateau State government acquires majority stake holding in the hospitality investment.

This is coming after several years of decay and sharp fall in customer patronage as a result of collapsed structures and below average standard of services.

Nde Ezekiel Gomos, chairman of the state’s Economic Advisory team, while explaining the background of the development, said “more is expected to be done because the management of the hotel has been changed following buy over of majority stake holding by the Plateau State government under Governor Simon Lalong”.

Gomos said what is going on in the Hill Station Hotel “is a total review of its status, to revamp and re-position it to a competitive standard to respond to respond to global standards and growing taste in the industry, especially as the government is working hard to raise the state’s tourism profile”.

According to Gomos, the decay and general down turn in affairs in the hospitality establishment was so profound that “staff salaries were owed for upward of eighteen months, and some staff had abandoned their duties in frustration”.

“But now”, Gomos continued, “the first thing we did was to address the issue of staff welfare by clearing the arrears of salaries

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