Day Starwood gathered top executives, SPGs for Lagos Grand SPG Golf challenge

Posted: February 9, 2014 in travel & tourism

starwood logoStarwood Hotels in Nigeria has announced the successful hosting of the SPG Nigeria Golf event which held at the Lakowe Golf Course-Lekki, Lagos.

According to the hotel chain, the aim of the event was to recognise Starwood Hotels and Resorts elite Starwood Preferred Guests (SPG elite members), just as the event is also targeted at fostering friendship and recognition within an ambient Golf forum.

The event which comprised 70 elite Starwood Preferred Guests (SPGs), saw all the participants prominently branded in SPG baseball caps, golf balls, and polo shirts. Hole no.1 was the SPG hole.

Starwood Brands elements featured prominently throughout the event such as; St Regis Bloody Mary’s (drinks), The Sheraton Social hour (Networking Forum), FourPoints best brews (drinks), Westin super foods.

Hole 4 was the backdrop to the new Ajman Saray, A Luxury Collection Hotel-Starwood, where members had the opportunity to take team photographs for free.

Winners at the golf tourney received prizes from the Starwood Hotels and Resorts worldwide such as; 7 night stay at the St Regis Mauritius, 3 night stay at Ajman Saray, A Luxury Collection Hotel, Multiple free nights/lunches dinners from Sheraton Lagos, Four Points by Sheraton Lagos, Le Meridien Ibom, Sheraton Abuja, as well as 2 return business class ticket from Lagos to Houston plus 2 night stay at the Westin Houston, Memorial City. Other prizes included Starpoints and Champagne.

Starwood top executives who featured at the golf challenge from Brussels and the UAE to attend the event included; Vice President and Regional Director of Africa and Indian Ocean (AFIO- Starwood Hotels and Resorts) Mr. Hassan Ahdab, Starwood Hotels and Resorts Director of Loyalty Marketing, Europe Africa and Middle East-Elena Mendez, Area General Manager Starwood Hotels in Nigeria-Mr. Alexander Gassauer, General Manager of Le Meridien Ogeyi Place Port Harcourt-Mr.Imran Khan.

Others are:General Manager of Le Meridien Ibom Hotel and Golf Resorts Akwa Ibom-Mr. Mark Devroye, SPG Manager, Emerging Markets, Europe Africa and Middle East-Susan Nisbet and the Regional Director of Sales and Marketing( Africa and Indian Ocean AFIO- Starwood Hotels and Resorts)Martina Boettcher. The main organizing General Manager was Mr. Christian Tomandl of the Four Points by Sheraton Lekki Lagos.

The 18-hole game ended with presentations from schools, awards and a vote of thanks by Mr. Hassan Ahdab who thanked all the participants and supporting friends and families for attending, he equally promised to make the Golf event a yearly episode in Nigeria.


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