Speaking at a press conference held on Wednesday 13th April 2016 at the hotel conference centre in Freetown, the General Manager of Raddison Blu Hotel Mammy Yoko Hotel, Nuno Neves informed media practitioners that he will be traveling to Cape Town in South Africa to receive an award of excellence from a recognized international institutions on behalf of management and staff of Raddison Blu Mammy Yoko Hotel on 21th April 2016.
Nuno Neves further intimated his audience that, the international award is a clear manifestation of Radisson Blu Hotel excellent service delivery to it guests at all times, the provision of facilities for workers welfare among others, adding that this is the first time Radisson Blu Mammy Yoko Hotel has received such a magnificent and prestigious award for maintaining international best practice in hotel management in various part of the globe.
“It is a landmark history for the Radisson Blu Mammy Yoko Hotel and my institution is not a charitable organization, but a business entity with set goals and objectives of creating employments, contributing to the country’s economic recovery programmes as well as strategizing concrete plans to attract more guests in the country,” Nuno Neves stated.
He disclosed that his hotel will be celebrating its two years of existence, excellent performance and successful operation in Sierra Leone in partnership with the National Social Security Trust Fund (NASSIT).
Nuno Neves used the conference to abreast journalists and the people of this country that Radisson Blu Mammy Yoko Hotel has been very successful in its operations , coupled with the protection of the hotel entire assets and plans to widen it scope of operation in the not too distance future.
The General Manager of Radisson Blu Mammy Yoko Hotel seized the opportunity to brief journalists on a matter currently been adjudicated by Magistrate Abubakar Binnek Kamara Court N0.1 in Freetown in which he stated that a guest by the name Hassine Benfrej incurred a bill at the hotel to the region of over one hundred and seventy eight million leones.
According to him, the hotel took court action against the guest due to his failure to honor his bill and that he gave the guest ample time to settle his bills, but since the money was not forthcoming after making fake and empty promises, he resolved to court action as way of recovery his money, noting that such a guest is not only a detractor, but also a serious impediment to the good intention and aspirations of the hotel management.
He maintained that though there are challenges facing the hotel, they are very robust and concerted in surmounting those challenges ahead and that, the hotel top management staff will be holding a meeting with officials of the Environmental Protection Agency 19th and 20 April 2016 to amicably iron out all outstanding issues with the hotel and concluded by stating that both institutions are partners in the social and economic development of the country.