Potreck takes over new GM of Transcorp Hilton Abuja


Jorg Potreck has been appointed as the new General Manager of Transcorp Hilton Abuja.  He replaces the outgone, Mr. Burlent Tarlan, after successfully completing his tenure.

He brings on board an impressive hospitality background spanning over four decades, 20 of those as General Manager in various locations including Germany, United Kingdom, Austria, South Africa, and Egypt. He returns to Hilton following his recent General Manager role at the Johari Rotana in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. 

Potreck started his career as a Management Trainee in Germany in 1982 and progressed through the ranks before his first General Manager position at the Westin Leipzig, Germany 2004. His previous positions include Cluster General Manager at Hilton Hurghada Plaza and Hilton Alexandria Corniche in Egypt, as well as Cluster General Manager at the Hilton Cologne and Hilton Bonn in Germany. 

In his new role as the General Manager of Transcorp Hilton Abuja, he will lead a dynamic team of over 1,800 Team Members, managing all aspects of the hotel’s operational and commercial functions to drive guest satisfaction.

Commenting on Potreck’s appointment, Andreas Lackner, Vice President, Operations, Africa & Indian Ocean, Hilton, said: “We are excited to welcome Jorg back to the Hilton family. With an impressive hospitality background, Jorg is a seasoned hotelier who brings onboard a wealth of experience to lead one of our flagship properties on the continent. I am confident that Jorg will help us deliver purposeful service and meaningful experiences to our guests and Team Members alike.”

Speaking on his appointment as the new General Manager, Transcorp Hilton Abuja Potreck said: “I am thrilled to return to Hilton to lead the incredible team at Transcorp Hilton Abuja. Since the hotel begun operations in 1987, nearly three decades ago, it has remained a national treasure and landmark hotel, for business and leisure travellers alike – setting the benchmark for hospitality standards in Nigeria. I also look forward to developing local talent by creating personalised learning experiences and partnerships that helps the team actualise their career goals.” 

Located in Nigeria’s capital and commercial district, Transcorp Hilton Abuja features 667 tastefully finished rooms and suites, seven restaurant and bars, and extensive leisure and recreational facilities, including an outdoor pool, a gym, and a shopping arcade. It also features a 24-hour Executive Lounge and 20 multi-purpose meeting rooms, including a Congress Centre that can accommodate up to 1,200 people. The property is owned by Transcorp Hotels Plc. and is managed by Hilton as part of its Hilton Hotels & Resorts brand.

For over a century, Hilton Hotels & Resorts has set the benchmark for hospitality around the world, providing new product innovations and services to meet guests' evolving needs. With more than 600 hotels across six continents, Hilton Hotels & Resorts properties are located in the world’s most sought-after destinations for guests who know that where they stay matters.

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