The Chief Operating Officer of Kempinski Hotels SA (Middle East & Africa), Mr Henk Meyknecht has declared the intention of the management of the hotel to introduce a spa at the Kempinski Hotel Gold Coast City which is in Accra.
“There is demand for luxury residence and we would like to extend sooner or later with the concept of short management accommodation. I also feel a spa facility will be be very important as an overall product to the hotel and we are looking forward to establishing a spa,” he said.
He made this known in an interview after a musical soirée organised for clients and members of the Kempinski management team from Middle East and Africa and also to welcome him to Accra as the CEO.
The event was attended by musical giants including Julius Richardson, a music Enthusiast performing classical music, and many more performing contemporary music.
Also at the event were traditional rulers who graced the occasion with their entourage in their colourful regalia.
Mr Meyknecht who noted the importance of standards in hospitality service delivery said the hotel was keen on taking good care of its local employees to enable them deliver their best to customers.
“The things hoteliers need to take care of is their employees, the service standards are very important therefore there is the need to give them good training and also to take good care of Local employees, it is very important,” he said.
Explaining why the hotel chose Gold Coast over Ghana, Mr Meyknecht said, “Gold Coast is a classical name and we feel very fortunate to be here, we see this destination as our jumping board for West Africa in extending our hotels to into Abidjan, Nigeria, Dakar and Brazavil.”
He also indicated that the hotel had 77 facilities in 62 countries across the globe, adding that it had plans of growing the portfolio of the hotel in some of the African countries including Nigeria, Senegal and Ivory coast.
For her part, a beneficiary of the CSR of Kempinski, CEO of Project Search Ghana, a CNB Non-governmental organisation Initiative for youth with autism spectrum disorders, Cornelia BoatengI thanked Kempinski for giving children with autism the opportunity to explore their talents in the field of work.
She called on other corporate entities to emulate the example of Kempinski by allowing the youth who have autism to work or have internship at their organisation.
“Kempinski gave our student an internship opportunity and he is able to work. We are very grateful to them and we call on corporate Ghana to contact us and give our children the opportunity to have their internship,” she added.
Ms Boateng also called on parents who have children in the same condition to contact the NGO for help.
“Please feel free to approach us if you know your organisation will benefit from Project Search Ghana. May I just say that if you also know someone or have a child who can benefit from either Woodfield manor Autism school or Project Search Ghana’s support please share our details with them. Every child, every young person matters and with your help we can make a big difference in the lives and the futures of autistic youth,” she added.
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