Health Body Clinic (HBC) Resort, a wellness programme outfit based in Plateau State capital, Jos, has announced its readiness to boost medical tourism by assisting traveller’s access its services. The resort was also recognised during an award ceremony recently hosted by Port Harcourt Bantata 2017 in the company of the nation’s influential travel industry leaders, hoteliers and media personalities. HBC Resort, Jos is located on the Zawan’s breezy highland surrounded by lush sub-tropical vegetation.
The ‘Top 100 Hotels in Nigeria’ awards by Bantata, a sister organization of Akwaaba Africa Travel Market, celebrates and rewards excellence in the travel and tourism industry. The award list was dominated by hotels in Lagos and Abuja, including Eko Hotel and Suites, Lagos, Transcorp Hilton, Abuja, and InterContinental Hotel, Lagos, among others.
Winners, according to the organisers, emerged through a rigorous process that started at 2016 Akwaaba African Travel Market through over 2,000 nominations by delegates, top travel professionals, travel agents, tour operators, travel experts and professionals with collations from returned questionnaire from nominated hotels.
Managing Director, HBC Resort, Mrs. Judith Ogendengbe, said the prestigious award was well received.
She said: “I see it as authentic and credible. I believe it is detailed as they took their time to go round the country. It was done on merit, which is an attraction for me, not because our resort won an award, but because we believe strongly in merit in all sphere.”
On the amenities and products that made them to stand apart from the crowd, she said, “We have a very unique point, as a resort. We are the only wellness resort in Nigeria that has its own organic botanical garden and Herbetum, among other state-of-the-art equipment in the Spa. We have highly trained personnel, serene and eco-friendly environment, for wellness, retreats and conferences.”
According to her, “We produce most of the foods and herbs we use for food and treatment from our own organic farm, as the health of our clients is very important to us. We also have created an educational programme for children and master health food classes for groups.
HBC has 40 rooms; each is equipped with modern convenience. Add to this, Ogedengbe said the facility boasts of large wellness centre and five Star therapeutic rooms as well as excellent cuisine on offer. As the only wellness resort in Nigeria with its own botanical garden and a member of the Complimentary Medical Association in the UK, she said, our unspoiled eco-friendly environment makes it the ideal choice for healing, vacation and retreats. Indeed it is the most ideal place for stressed executives who want to get out of the heat, to the calmness of nature.
The most important ‘fear factor’ facing Jos in the area of travel is whether or not travellers can relax and feel comfortable. Tourists worry about the security of Jos because of its history of ethnic clashes but Ogedengbe allayed their fear. “Jos is safe now”, she said. The HBC boss added, “Our vision is to be the leading wellness resort not only in the Abuja/North market but also in West Africa. Our vision is a dedication to help our clients achieve a lifestyle of wellness, productivity and pleasure through living foods, and nature”.