Sheraton Abuja Hotel alongside organizers of the Nigerian International Wine Festival recently hosted this year’s edition of the annual International Wine Festival in the country in a three-day which drew 2, 000 wine connoisseurs, members of the Diplomatic Corps, and other enthusiast to the hotel.
The 3-day compelling event commenced with a celebration of Sheraton Paired – the Sheraton brand’s new hotel lobby bar experience that comprises of artisanal small plates and elevated bar snacks, served alongside premium wines and suggested beverages, guests were reintroduced to the concept which stretches the boundaries of traditional pairing principles by blending ingredients together in new and unexpected ways. The food and beverage experience was inspired with music and culture at the Lobby Bar of the Hotel attended by Members of the Diplomatic Community, Top VIPs and CEO’s of Multinational organizations.
The Second evening unveiled the French Night with French wines with (and)Sheraton Paired activations #pairedperfectly, there was a proper wine tasting session featuring an array of exotic wines served alongside delectable canapes, small cuts and other Sheraton favourites.
There was also good music to create a more relaxed ambience and external customers from all works of life were able to have an elevated experience with a cocktail at the hotel’s (Pool Terrace) pool bar and restaurant. Members of the expatriate community in Abuja alongside other VIP guests had an exciting night with dance performances from TDA dance group and Legend (our in house music performer) performing on the key board.
Highlight of the event occurred with over 2000 people who arrived at the Sheraton Abuja Sports Field to watch the four-time Grammy nominated singer “Femi Kuti” perform live on stage under the Chocolatecity Label. Other performers such as Niniola and Jesse Jagz added panache to the night. Members of the audience were enthralled as the crowds followed the truly Nigerian performances from the Femi Kuti dancers while chanting to popular choruses from the Music Maestro such as “Wonder” alongside others.
The General Manager of Sheraton Abuja Hotel-Nouman Irshad remarked: “We have collaborated with the right partners to inspire our guests and audiences by creating interesting and enriching events which brings people together to recharge and unwind in our relaxing spaces”.
The event held from November 16 through to 17 with a grand finale featuring the Afrobeat king, Femi Kuti show on the 18th.