MINISTER of Tourism, Culture and National Orientation, Chief Edem Duke, has described the newly opened AES Luxury Apartments as hospitality redefined in the Federal Capital Territory.Duke, who was the special guest at the unveiling ceremony, which held last weekend, reiterated the crucial role of hospitality industry in the promotion of tourism in the country.To make Nigeria a destination of choice, Duke said hotels and apartments must not only be readily available but must also meet global standards in all ramifications.As Nigeria unveiled its tourism industry brand identity, Duke said new windows of opportunity would be opened in tourism and hospitality industry and he believed that the opening of AES apartments was timely.Addressing both owners and operators of the facility, the Minister urged them to ensure that the present standard is sustained considering that great human and financial resources went into bringing it to existence.The latest arrival in the hospitality industry, AES Luxury Apartment is located along Jabi/Airport Road area of FCT. The magnificent hotel structure accommodates 10 executive suites that come with living room space, dining area and a considerably large and equipped kitchen for family convenience and comfort.One of the unique features of the apartment however lies in the interior decoration. Every room in both single and executive suite is distinctively decorated with a special colour that goes with the beddings, walls, lighting and furniture.The need to paint and furnish each room or suit with a special colour, the owners said, was to meet customer's demands and taste. According to a room attendant, who conducted The Guardian round the facility, the fact that most people prefer cool or dark environment necessitated the decision to make each apartment colourfully unique.While the dual rooms come with sit down showers and Jacuzzis, both fitted with playful lighting and the latest technology in digital music players, the luxury single rooms posses a warm and elegant feel with heavenly marble walls and floors that flow from passage ways which bounce light and creates illumination that is both soothing and refreshing.For the operators of the facility, the apartment was specifically built to meet the need of ever expanding hospitality market, especially as the city pursues its dream of becoming Africa's conferencing hub.'The emergence of AES on Abuja's hospitality landscape is particularly timely as patrons seek secure, yet opulent alternatives to the few and often overcrowded 5-star hotels in the city.'With the commissioning of AES Apartments, Nigeria has joined the league of countries with 6-star hotels standard service of the hospitality industry', he said.Among the standard services on offer is a private bar ad coffee spot that will take care of only in-house guests. There are also bars that total about four, a night club, gym and two restaurants while the facility's main restaurant promises the menu of Mediterranean-Nigerian fusion as well as French a-la-carte.According to the hotel's Group General Manager, Mr. Paul Murry, the mission of the facility is to provide comfort and opulence as the clientele to the country's hotel industry grows.He said: 'Each room in the breath-taking hotel nestled in a beautiful groove of lush greenery blends contemporary furniture, refined materials, high tech entertainment units and superior finishing with an attention to detail'.Even with the giant size swimming pool situated at one corner of the complex, the facility could boast of ample parking space for its guests. Click here to read full news..