Pyne Africa Awards 2022 Winners and Recognition Awards List

The Pyne Africa Awards held recently at the prestigious Eko Hotels and Suites, Lagos witnessed certain individuals, brands, corporate organizations and countries carting away all categories of the award through a keenly contested, free and fair voting process, while some were recognized based on their years of achievements and contributions to the tourism sector in Africa.

Here are the list of winners and recognitions at the Pyne Africa Awards held with so much glamour, class and much more.

Winners List 2022

Brand Excellence Category
1. Hotel of the Year International Brand –
Radisson Blu Hotel Ikeja Nigeria

H. E. Benson Alfred Bana, High Commissioner of Tanzania to Nigeria, and Mr. Rahim Bhaloo, Chairman, Zanzibar Tourism Commission receiving the Award of Recognition for H. E. Samia Suhulu Hassan, President, United Republic of Tanzania being presented by Amb. Amaka Amatokwu-Ndekwu, Founder, Pyne Africa Awards

2. Hotel of the Year Indigenous Brand, sponsored by Eko Hotels & Suites Lagos Nigeria – Zanzibar White Sand Luxury Villas & Spa, Tanzania

3. Restaurant of the Year-
SLOW Nigeria

4. Lounge of the Year –
Zaza Lagos Nigeria

5. Spa of the Year –
Anantara Spa Bazaruto Island Resort Mozambique

7. Travel Agency of the Year-
Satguru Travels
8. Tour Operator of the Year
Sponsored by Cmd Travels Ltd- Primate Safaris Rwanda

9. Event venue of the year Sponsored by Nwando’s Signature Events Ltd Nigeria
-Kigali Convention Centre, Rwanda

10. Resort of the Year Sponsored by DSTV Business – Hotel Riu Palace Zanzibar

11. Food blog of the Year-Atim Uko Afrolems Nigeria

12. Tourism Magazine/ Blog of the Year – Travel Essence Magazine, Yvonne Mtengwa

13. Hospitality Service Company of the Year
Sponsored by Zigona Advisory – Landmark Group Africa Paul Onwuanibe
Chief Executive Officer

14.Restaurant Blog of the Year – Uganze Kalu

15. African Tourism Destination of the Year

16. African Airline of the Year – Ethiopian Airlines

Industry Stars Category

17. Hotel General Manager of the Year Sponsored by International Hospitality Institute Texas US – Ivan Kasozi – General Manager
O&L Leisure Hotels & Lodges -Strand Hotel Swakopmund

18. Restaurant Manager of the Year, sponsored by International Hospitality Institute Texas, US, – Samuel Maina R&B (restaurant & bars) and Events Manager at The Social House Nairobi

20. Director of the Year (Sales & Marketing)
-Nice Uwase (CHRM)
Commercial Director
Kigali Convention Centre Rwanda

21. Manager of the Year (Food & Beverage)
Sponsored by International Hospitality Institute, Texas
US – Saad Youssef
Food and Beverage Manager
The Blowfish Group Nigeria

22. Director of the Year (Human Resources)
-Hellen Leone Regional HR Director Africa & Indian

Rising Star of the Year (Hospitality) Sponsored by Eat n Go ltd (Domino’s) Nigeria – Mark Slade Co-Founder, Jara Beach Resort

24. Rising Star of the Year (Tourism) Sponsored by Cash Token Africa -Bokani Mathape, Founder Women in Tourism Botswana, Botswana

25. Icon of the Year (Tourism) – Chief Nike Davies-Okundaye,
Owner, Nike Art Gallery Nigeria

26. Icon of the Year (Hospitality) – Gitta Paetzold
Chief Executive Officer
Hospitality Association of Namibia

27. Best initiative/ institution to retain and develop tourism professionals in Africa – Vatel Kigali, Rwanda

28. African Tourism Board of the Year – Zanzibar Tourism Commission

29. Best Innovation Using Technology in Nigeria – Crawl app

Special Recognition Awards

30. Recognition for contribution to Tourism
in East Africa – Lelise Dhugaa, Commissioner
Oromia Tourism Commission

31. Recognition for outstanding hospitality
development and hotel ownership – Alhaji Tajudeen Owoyemi, Chairman
Avalon Intercontinental Nigeria ltd

32. Recognition for contribution to Travel
industry in Africa – Fifi Josephine Rurangwa,
Chief Executive Officer
The Xperts

33. Recognition for contribution to the
growth of the hospitality industry in Nigeria sponsored by Heineken
– Danny Kioupouroglou,
General Manager
Eko hotels & suites, lagos Nigeria

34. Recognition for outstanding contribution to community tourism
development in Botswana and Africa sponsored by African Tourism Board
-Honorable Philda Nani Kereng, Minister of Environment and Tourism
Republic of Botswana

35. Special Recognition Award: Zanzibar City Custodian – Mahmoud Mohammed Musa, the
Lord Mayor of Zanzibar City Council

36. Special Recognition for contribution to tourism development in Nigeria
-Donald Duke, Former Governor of Cross River State

38. Special recognition for outstanding contribution and work in the food
service industry in Nigeria
– Patrick McMichael
Chief Executive Officer
Eat n Go ltd

39. Special Recognition Award as the Most
Outstanding President committed to tourism development in Africa
ponsored by African Tourism Board – Her Excellency, Samia Suluhu Hassan, President, United Republic of Tanzania

40. Special Recognition For Advocacy towards the recognition of Tourism and
Hospitality Industries as viable tool for sustainable economic empowerment of
host communities in Africa
-Ngozi Ngoka, Thematic Lead, Tourism and Hospitality industries, thematic group, Nigerian Economic Summit Group

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