Abesem Sunyani, Sept. 5, – Glamossay Hotel has step-up efforts to affirm Ghanaian local dishes on the global hospitality platform through the offering of local cuisines as part of the main menu for patrons of the facility as contribution to the Year of Return.
Mrs Gladys Osei Bennett, Chief Executive Officer of Glamossay Hotel at Abesem near Sunyani in the Bono Region explained that “at Glamossay eating food is not just filling the stomach but we classify it as a means for healthy living.
“We eat for health and at our hotel; we consider the wellbeing of our customers so we offer food to make you healthy. Ghanaian food prepared under healthy traditional conditions, with the right ingredient without any artificial seasoning is medicinal in nature that accounted partially for our forefathers living healthy long life”.
Mrs Bennett stated in an interview that, the management of the hotel believe in the quality of made in Ghana products and services including our food. “We have therefore placed our local dishes on our main menu; we must give people opportunity to enjoy our meals.
“At Glamossay Hotel, we must eat for healthy life, not just to fill the stomach; Ghanaian hospitality is holistic, which includes our local food, we must attract the international community to also enjoy our food”.
She noted that the management will not rest on its oars in creating an economy within the country and beyond as it continues to expand and improve constantly; “we have come far and we are on an upward trajectory to show the world the ability of the Ghanaian managers”.
Mrs Bennett explained that, “we have noticed that corporate entities most often organises events for their staff are in position to serve as the nerve centre between the northern sector and the southern sector of the country.
“We are therefore rolling a special package for Corporate entities to move away from their premises and enjoy the serene ambiances of our hotel in the countryside.
“We want to help corporate entities mark their workshops and other events in a grand style in a glamorous way but affordable”.
“We have improved our services, facilities and menus, and always obliged the customers so that they can leave with memories worth repeating,” she said.
Mrs Bennett also postulated that the hospitality industry must play a key role in the 400 “Year of Return” as the sector served as the hob for general activities to ensure that “our people who returns enjoy a home environment”.
She said every player in the hospitality value chain must be roped in through strategic coordinated programme to ensure that “we all play our effective roles to make the celebration a memorable one”.
The Government has tagged 2019 as the Year of Return which is being spearheaded by the Ghana Tourism Authority (GTA) to commemorate the 400 years since the first enslaved Africans arrived in the United State of America and celebrates the resilience of the African spirit.
The yearlong activities are a concerted public private effort with stakeholders which have endorsed over 78 events.
Mrs Bennett noted that, the Year of Return has the potential of creating vitality in Ghana’s hospitality industry. “Our brothers and sisters from the diaspora must be exposed to the Ghanaian family concept through the hospitality sector as right from the point of entry through to the hotels efforts must be put in place to project our identity”.
The CEO of Glamossay Hotel said events marking the celebration must also be spread across the 16 regions of the country as the countryside has a lots of historical antecedents to the slave trade.
She said Glamossay Hotel has also rolled-out countryside attraction strategy to ensure that Diasporans truly enjoys the Ghanaian hospitality; “culture, site visits, storytelling, introduction to Ghanaian dishes, integration with community members and other activities have been lined-up for tourists and our brothers and sisters who patronise our hotel”.
Mrs Bennett said Glamossay Hotel has created an ambience reminiscent of a home away from home, with an elegant hotel like none other in the middle-zone of the country featuring the very best in facilities for guest comfort.the
4 Sept. 19 Caption: Mrs Gladys Osei Bennett, CEO Glamossay Hotel