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Brian Efa bows out as new management takes over at Ibom Hotel and Golf Resort

Brian Efa bows out as new management takes over at Ibom Hotel and Golf Resort

Following the takeover of the property by a new management, Brian Efa, general manager, Ibom Hotel and Golf Resort, has bowed out of office on October 1, 2020.

“I am happy to inform you that after nearly two and a half years, I will be stepping aside as acting general manager of Ibom Hotel and Golf Resort effective October 1, 2020”, Efa said.

According to him, an agreement had been reached between him and the Akwa Ibom State government, owners of the hotel, to handover the property to a management company.

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As acting general manager of the independent hotel, following the departure of the previous management, Marriott International, Efa and his team worked tirelessly to reposition the hotel and its profitability, with room occupancy moving up from 35-40 percent to 85 percent and full occupancy.

While acknowledging that the last two years and nine months have been the most challenging in his over 15-year career, Efa noted that it was a great pleasure serving his state.

He has decided to spend the next couple of months with his family, whom following his appointment, he had been living separately from since 2018. Efa hopes to also take time to chart a new course of action for the development of the industry.

He wishes the new management company the best as they take over.

It will be recalled that Ibom Hotel and Golf Resort was among the Top 3 resorts named by panelists on the Naija7wonders virtual conferences, during the first phase, which ran for 12 weeks from mid-june to early September 2020.