Le Meridien Ibom Hotel & Golf Resorts hosts SPG Golf in Uyo

Posted: July 2, 2015 in general
Some of the players at the SPG Golf event

Some of the players at the SPG Golf event

Le Meridien Ibom Hotel and Resort in Uyo, the Akwa Ibom State capital, last weekend, hosted its fourth LM open under the umbrella of SPG (Starwood Hotels and Resorts acclaimed Guest loyalty programme).

It was captivating moments with lush scenery complete with a fully prepared golfing cosmopolitan crowd full of energy as the 3-day event unfolded. The Golfing activity brought together a mix of high profile dignitaries, CEO’s from financial, oil and gas, constructions, elite SPG members as well as golf enthusiasts.

Teams from the Sheraton Lagos Hotel, Sheraton Abuja Hotel, as well as Le Meridien Ibom Hotel & Golf Resort were on hand to welcome the participants to the prestigious resort and each player received welcome kits which consisted of SPG branded goody bags made up of Polo shirts, caps, golf hats, golf sleeves, towels, pens and golf balls presented to the participants on arrival.

The Welcome Cocktail took place, Friday evening at the Bird Table Pool Bar Restaurant of Le Meridien Ibom Hotel & Golf Resorts.

Welcoming guests and players alike to the competition, Mr. Barry Curran, Area GM Starwood Hotels Nigeria said: “I am delighted to welcome you to our Fifth LM Ibom Open now with SPG. We are proud to continue our progressive partnership with IMG and the LM Ibom Open Series.

“We look forward to an inspiring 36 hole game of golf. “In addition to various fascinating life style events SPG loves sports and is awakened to the visionary potential that golf creates in bringing people together to connect and engage”.

Mr. Curran thereafter, took the opportunity as well to introduce the New Golf Manager Mr. Roger Yates who subsequently introduced the Tournament rules.

The Hotel team organized a Red Carpet for the Tee Off on Day 1 with Hostesses nearby to serve Sparkling, cocktails & finger food.

Major attractions during the event unveiled as Live Band Entertainment, Le Meridien brand activation elements and signature service offerings from Starwood Hotels and Resorts such as : Le Meridien & illy Coffee , The relaxing mid-day lunchs and dinner breaks at the Hotel’s Vista restaurant created a world of enriching culinary experiences for the participants. The event was equally spiced up with Champagne raffle evenings, Karaoke evenings at the Hotel’s Elyzee Night Club.

The highlight of the event unveiled itself with the grand lunch and awards ceremony with the announcement of the winners by the General Manager of Le Meridien Ibom Hotel & Golf Resort-Mr. Marc Devroye and the Golf Club Manager Mr. Roger Yates handing over awards and medals.

The Winners celebrated their victories at the end of the 3 day tournament; Kalio Isoboye and Susan Cole-Kotas emerged as the Overall Winner for the Men & Women’s Category. The Main Prize winner received a 5 night stay at The St. Regis Mauritius including 2 return Business Class Emirates tickets.

Additional Prizes and winners were announced as follows; StarPoints awards from SPG, Complimentary weekend Stays from Starwood Hotels in Nigeria.

The event came to a close with scores of participants who had witnessed the opportunities SPG presents.


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