Sheraton Hotel Resort & Spa Marks 1st birthday
Thursday, May 29, 2008
The Sheraton Gambia Hotel Resort and Spa,5-Star jewel of The Gambia, registers it's 1st birthday May 25 together with His Excellency, The President, Dr. Alhaji Yahya A.J.J. Jammeh. It has been an amazing and eventful year which is not surprising considering the magnificent occasion of it's opening last year to coincide with the Head of State's birthday.
Proprietor Mohamed A. Kharafi and spouse, Mr. Ahmed Ahdab and high ranking officials of the Gambia government and M. A.Kharafi Group graced the occasion which will surely be recorded in the annals of Gambian history. M.A.Kharafi's love and consideration for The Gambia is truly manifested in this $46M (Forty Six Million Dollar) investment.
This magnanimous gesture steers The Gambia closer to the Vision 20/20 Tourism Development goals of opening the country to high end and up-market tourism. The momentous opening portends well for the resort as Sheraton Gambia has been trail blazing since. The Heads of State of Zambia, President Abdellahi of Mauritania and Ernest Bai Koroma of Sierra Leone and other dignitaries have graced its portals.
The professional expertise, organizational skills and service culture of the dedicated Sheraton Gambia associates, honed and tested on numerous occasions are obviously well sought after.
The First Ladies' Initiative hosted by the Ministry of Health, Departments of The Gambia Government, UNDP, WHO and other United Nations Agencies, Gala Dinners, Banquets and Corporate affairs from the giants of the Private sector, Africell, Comium, Gam Petroleum, Total Gambia Ltd., Standard Chartered Bank, Guaranty Trust Bank, Access Bank, SN Brussels, the Gambia Chamber of Commerce and Industries to name a few; society weddings, international product launchings by Nivea and Reliance Financial Services; conferences, seminars and workshops and training sessions have been hosted in succession at the hotel.
Sheraton Gambia's own Hotel Halloween Party, Ramadan Itfar buffet, Christmas Party, New Year's Eve Masquerade Ball, Valentine's Day, Easter Egg Hunt, Mother's Day and other memorable dates including our regular Sunday Brunch bring joy, fun and laughter to our guests from abroad, the local community and diplomatic corps.
The awe-inspiring Presidential birthday gala hosted by Gam Petroleum brought a fitting close to an awesome year. The Head of State arrived with First Lady Madame Zaineb Jammeh, daughter Mariam Jammeh and guest. His host was none other than Mr. Mohamed Bazi (CEO of Gam Petroleum) and spouse, Mr. Bazi Senior, Business magnates and dignitaties from Lebanese communities around the world. The Vice President, Isatu Njie-Saidy, Speaker of the House, Honorable Fatou Jahumpa Ceesay, Secretary General, Mrs. Mba Jaiteh and other Members of Parliament, Secretaries of State, Diplomatic Corps, Imams, religious leaders, high ranking government officials, corporate executives,entrepreneurs, fashion designers and fashion icons made up the retinue of Gambia's highest and mightiest.
The majestic Kunta Kinteh Hall gleamed with an extravagance that was only outdone by the elegance of it's attendance. The ambiance spoke volumes on good taste and fine dining. A surprise performance by popular Senegalese artists Alieu Mbaye Nder and TiTi thrilled the illustrious gathering with performance of their latest mbalax tracks. Sheraton Gambia thus closes one exemplary year but has many more surprises in store as it consistently and consciously delivers that Sheraton standard synonymous with its name.