Jihane Elkhoury Taleb

Jihane Elkhoury-Taleb
Rooms Division Manager, Eko Hotels & Suites
16 years industry experience
In a few words tell us about yourself.
I hold a Masters Degree in Hotel Management. A Bachelor degree in Advertising & Marketing. I have been in the industry for  long time and have lived in Nigeria for more than 15 years. I currently work with the Eko Hotels and Suites. I am also a board member for The Women in Hospitality Nigeria.
What inspired your interest in the hospitality and tourism industry?
Curiosity to try this field especially when it comes to Management.
What’s your vision for the hospitality & tourism industry?
Hospitality & Tourism is a Vital part in everyone’s life. People need to feel welcomed wherever they go and that’s what hospitality is all about. M vision is to help improve the service standards and culture of the Nigerian Hospitality Industry. I support initiatives that grow and nurture industry talents in the hospitality industry.
In what ways has your company contributed to the growth of the hospitality industry and it’s stakeholders?
Eko Hotels & Suites is a pioneer in this field and we have managed to maintain an international standard by continuously upgrading, enhancing and supporting in all what is related to Hospitality and Tourism.
What are your major challenges in your business?
Maintaining consistent customer service and ensuring Guests leave with great impressions about the Hotel and services rendered.
What are your thoughts on the state of the hospitality & tourism industry in Nigeria?
I’ve seen a lot of improvement in the Hospitality industry in the last 10 years and I hope the same will increase in the Tourism sector.
How do you intend to join in the campaign of changing the game and perception of the hospitality & tourism industry in Nigeria?
I will do all what it takes to assist my colleagues and partners in changing the perception that people have about Hospitality in general, show a beautiful image of Nigeria because it’s indeed a beautiful country to visit and live in. I wish that all women will support this mission and they will take their hospitality job a heart for a better future.
Words of wisdom for intending and current industry stakeholders.
Support & Unify
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