Sheraton Abuja Hotel thrills SPGs, wine connoisseurs at Abuja Int’l Wine Festival

Posted: January 15, 2015 in general

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It was choice wine tasting and exhibitions, cultural displays and lectures galore as the expansive Sheraton Abuja Hotel, weekend, hosted wine connoisseurs, and Starwood Preffered Guests members alike as well as select members of the general public on the occasion of the prestigious Abuja International Wine Festival.

The memorable event which featured three days of wine exhibitions and lectures by wine experts also treated attendants to wine tasting sessions as it also provided fun and glamour for SPG members who savoured cultural displays and music.

Traditionally, wine festivals have been in existence as a celebration of the harvest of grapes especially in popular wine destinations around the world like Spain, France and lately South Africa. In the same way as wine connoisseurs in countries like Great Britain, Italy and the United States have evolved occasions like the wine festivals to savour choice varieties of the produce.

Sheraton Abuja Hotel’s decision to host the Abuja International Wine Festival inside its hospitality establishment is therefore seen as bringing the culture home to elite Starwood Preferred Guests as well as wine connoiseurs in the society, just as it is also a way of promoting the wine culture in Nigeria and fostering friendships.

The colourful festival which was well attended featured top class exhibition of premium wines by various producers from parts of the world, and product unveilings, among many other highlights.

The posh event brought together a vibrant mix of Heads of diplomatic missions in the country and their entourage, artistes from the prestigious Abuja International Choir,  dignitaries such as past  and serving state governors, directors-general from some government agencies and parastatals, CEOs and other top players in the business sector, as well beauty queens.  

Traditional African Atilogu and Bata dances as well as savoury cuisines were on offer to the delight of all invited guests.

Remarking, participants openly commended the good initiatives of the Sheraton Abuja Hotel’s management in organizing such events.

On his part, General Manager of the Hotel, Mr.Boris Bornman expressed his satisfaction with the turn out, just as he added that; “Sheraton is the world’s gathering place, it is our pleasure to host this event and show case our Social Hour as a hub for networking and making lifelong friends while you sample premium wines in our ambient social spaces. We intend to host more of these wine festivals within the year”.

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