Transcorp Hilton Blog

Renovations In full swing.


When we said the completion of the renovation exercise would mark the beginning of a brand new five star  experience, we were not joking. Remember the Transcorp Hilton Abuja just won a Seven Star Award for Leading African Business Hotel? We haven’t forgotten either. The bar has been raised and this renovation has one goal…surpass it. Here are a few pictures of our Five Star work-in-progress.





Renovation exercise presents unique opportunity for bulk buyers.


Pastry Corner_interior perspective


The Transcorp Hilton hotel will be selling used items as part of its renovation process. This presents an opportunity for bulk buyers to pick up high quality and durable equipment including electronics, furniture, fixtures etc. for a competitive price. These items are not being replaced because they are defective. They are simply being replaced to make room for more current designs acquired for the renovation project.

We therefore invite all interested bulk buyers to participate in the process. Bidders will be required to bid for one or more of the following categories of items:

Category 1: Furniture items (all wooden and Upholstery items)

Category 2: Sanitary Ware items (all bathroom fixtures and accessories)

Category 3: Electronics and Electrical Equipment 

Category 4: Other items, e.g. curtains, paintings, waste bins etc.

Note: Bidding for a category means purchase of ALL items in that category.


Interested bidders shall be pre-qualified based on submission of:

Expression of interest (EOI) letter stating category/categories of interest.

Verifiable evidence of financial support from a reputable bank.

Payment of a non-refundable bid processing fee of N50,000.00 (Fifty Thousand Naira) only.

Payment of a bid bond of N10,000,000.00 (Ten Million Naira) only, refundable upon completion of the bid process.

Both payments are to be made separately by Bank Draft, payable to Transcorp Hotels Plc. The Bidder’s name and telephone number should be clearly written on the back of each Bank Draft. The Bank Drafts are to be placed in a sealed envelope and delivered to:

The Vendor Selection & Management Committee

Transcorp Hotels Plc.

Wing C. Floor 01

Transcorp Hilton Abuja

1 Aguiyi Ironsi Street

Maitama, Abuja


* Transcorp Hotels Plc. reserves the right to accept or reject any bid for pre qualification that does not comply with the above stipulated conditions.

* All costs incurred by the bidder as a result of this bidding exercise, and any subsequent request for information shall be at the bidder’s expense.

* Pre-qualified bidders will be invited to inspect the items at a scheduled date and time. Thereafter, each bidder will be required to submit prices for procurement of the items in its category/categories of choice.

Items successfully bid for must be removed from the warehouse within 48 hours of notification and upon full reciept of payment.


All requested documents and photocopies of the bank drafts should be scanned to clearly stating the subject of the email as Procurement of Used Items – Category X (Where X is the specific category of interest as per the table above.

Email of the scans and physical submission of the Bank Drafts must be done on or before close of business on July 29, 2016.




Planned Power Outage on Guest Floors 1-10 – this Saturday 16-July-2016




As part of the renovation process, we will be conducting a test this Saturday on Guests Floors only. The test will entail switching off electricity for 3-hrs on each Floor. During those 3 hours, the lights, the power sockets and the air conditioners will be affected in the bedroom and corridor of the guest floors, however, water will still be running and lifts will still be working.

There will be power on the public floors 01 & 02 and public areas like the Lobby and Outlets.
All our guests have been informed ahead of time. We regret any inconvenience this may cause and are inviting our guests to the Piano Lounge for a free drink and snack during the period their particular Floor is impacted as follows:

Floors 9-10 – 09:00 until 12:00noon

Floors 1 to 4 – 11:00 until 14:00

Floors 5 to 8 – 14:00 until 17:00

If you are a guest and a Piano Lounge Free Drink/Snack voucher has not already been offered to you, please contact the reception.

The planned 3 hour power outage/test is unavoidable and necessary to guarantee customer comfort moving forward. We will do all within our power to run this test with a minimal intrusive effect on



Transcorp Hilton Abuja begins $100m renovation project to upgrade guest experience



ABUJA, NIGERIA – June 30, 2016: Award winning Transcorp Hilton Abuja today announced the commencement of a major renovation that will upgrade the five-Star Transcorp Hilton Abuja guest experience in every aspect.

“The upgrade is the first of its kind in the 30-year history of the hotel and it underpins our commitment to delivering an experience that cannot be duplicated by any other hotel. The Transcorp Hilton hotel set the gold standard decades ago and will continue to set high standards for others to follow” said Valentine Ozigbo, Managing Director/CEO Transcorp Hotels Plc, the owners of Transcorp Hilton Abuja and a subsidiary of Transcorp Plc.

When the renovation is completed, the iconic Transcorp Hilton Abuja will offer guests a brand new and ultramodern furnishing concept to rival other five-star hotels worldwide.

All 670 guest rooms and suites have been redesigned by award-winning Swedish interior design company, Living Design, who has added an extra touch of luxury to the exquisite finish and furnishing. The complete renovation, when finalised, will include refurbishing of the Executive Lounge, elevators and elevator lobbies, meeting rooms, Congress Hall and the hotel lobby. The spa and restaurants will also be upgraded to reflect the standards of the modern traveller with high expectations.

The hotel will remain open during the renovation. Disruptions will be minimal, as no more than three floors will be closed at any given time. Selected services and facilities are to be relocated in order to ensure guest comfort and satisfaction, as the hotel remains operational and committed to exceeding expectations during the improvement period.

Transcorp Hilton assures all guests that customer satisfaction is of utmost importance. “We are excited to unveil the on-going renovations to our guests and community as another stride towards maintaining our position as one of Africa’s leading hotels,” said Etienne Gailliez, General Manager.

The full renovation will be completed in 18 months.

In addition to the upgrade of Transcorp Hilton, Transcorp Hotels Plc has also embarked on two major hotel projects, Transcorp Hilton Ikoyi Lagos and Transcorp Hilton Port Harcourt to extend its luxury accommodation and conferencing facilities to guests beyond Abuja and Calabar. A major multi-purpose conferencing facility with a seating capacity of 5,000 is also being developed in Abuja to help transform the capital city to a major conference hub in Africa. Finally, as part of the expansion in Transcorp Hilton Abuja, Transcorp Hotels Plc intends to develop a 200-unit luxury apartment that will rival the best of residential experiences anywhere in the world.

Guests can visit our blog to see regular updates on the project, renderings and photos.

Media can access additional information about Transcorp Hilton at

For further information and enquiries, please contact:
Okaima Ohizua
Tel: +234 (0)8034032072

Shola Adeyemo
Tel: +234 (0)8034080093

About Transcorp Hotels Plc
Transcorp Hotels Plc (“Company”) is the hospitality subsidiary of Transnational Corporation of Nigeria Plc. The Company owns and operates Transcorp Hilton Abuja, which provides luxury accommodation, world-class cuisine, conferencing and leisure facilities to business travellers and tourists from all over the world. The Company also holds 100 per cent interest in Transcorp Hotels Calabar Limited, which owns and operates the Transcorp Hotel in Calabar. Apart from the hospitality business, the parent company, Transnational Corporation of Nigeria Plc, has also invested in three other strategic sectors in agribusiness, power and oil and gas, with notable businesses including Transcorp Power Limited , Teragro Commodities Limited, operator of Teragro Benfruit plant and the oil block OPL 281. For more information please visit our website and

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“The upgrade is the first of its kind in the 30-year history of the hotel and it underpins our commitment to delivering an experience that cannot be duplicated by any other hotel. The Transcorp Hilton hotel set the gold standard decades ago and will continue to set high standards for others to follow” – Valentine Ozigbo, Managing Director/CEO Transcorp Hotels Plc.

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