Radisson Blu has announced the opening of its third hotel to open in Nigeria and its second in the country’s largest city, Lagos. Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, one of the world’s fastest growing hotel companies now has a portfolio in Africa of 85 hotels and over 17,800+ rooms in operation and under development.
Area Senior Vice President, Middle East, Turkey and Africa, Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, Tim Cordon, said: “We are thrilled to be expanding our presence in Nigeria, one of Africa’s economic powerhouses, with the opening of Radisson Blu Hotel Lagos Ikeja. We have identified Nigeria as a key country for scaled growth and the addition of our second Radisson Blu in the megacity of Lagos perfectly complements our development strategy. We are confident the appeal of the international upper upscale Radisson Blu brand and the excellent location of the hotel will attract strong business from both international and domestic travellers.”
Also speaking, General Manager of Radisson Blu Hotel, Lagos Ikeja, George Balassis, said: “We are excited and ready to welcome the local community and international guests to Radisson Blu Hotel, Lagos Ikeja. We are sure that the team’s passion to deliver the brand’s renowned Yes I Can!SM service will lead us to become the preferred hotel in Ikeja for all guests.”
The company explained in a statement that the hotel is centrally located in Ikeja, the capital of the Lagos State, home to many corporate headquarters, government offices and large manufacturers. It is situated on Mobolaji Bank Anthony way, a main highway linking Ikeja with the rest of Lagos.
The location of Radisson Blu Hotel Lagos Ikeja is also just a few km away from Murtala Muhammed International Airport and close to the suburb’s cultural and tourist attractions.
“The 155 room Radisson Blu Hotel, Lagos Ikeja offers a choice of contemporary standard, deluxe and executive rooms and a range of ultra-stylish 1,2 and 3 bedroom suites. All rooms carry a fresh and modern design with free High-Speed Wireless Internet. The hotel has an extensive food and drinks offering with six different outlets. Guests can enjoy dining at the hotel’s all-day dining restaurant serving international and local cuisine, a steak house restaurant ready to calm a carnivorous craving, as well as a destination rooftop terrace and stylish lobby café,” it said.
It added that guests can also bask in the views from the pool terrace while sipping on a refreshing drink at the adjoining bar or play a game of pool in the afropolitan business class lounge.
“The hotel has impressive meeting and events facilities encompassing an area of 2,047m2 and including a ballroom, expansive conference room capable of hosting over 400 guests and six meeting rooms with an adjoining business centre. All meetings rooms are equipped with modern meeting technology and break-out area.
Leisure facilities include a wellness spa, fully-equipped gym and swimming pool for travellers seeking to rejuvenate or maintain their fitness regime.