Travel, they say, helps us become better people. The same goes for those that wander the world because not all those who wander are lost. But you will definitely get lost at Ikeja; the capital city of Lagos State, because of the many leisure and business offerings.
In spite of being the centre of commerce, the bubbling city, which never sleeps, still offers premium relaxation, especially a home-away-from-home experience for discerning visitors.
It is truly a travel escape for those who aim to ‘see things with new eyes, and the city for all looking to work, play and travel.
For the would-be visitors, who are surfing the internet for more details before visiting or the first-time visitor whose expectations are high, Ikeja has enough to offer.
The name is coined from an abbreviation of Ikorodu and Epe Joint Administration by colonial administrators for ease of administration. Till date, the city still hosts the seat of government in the state, hence drawing many visitors daily to Alausa, where Government House is located.
At one point, Allen Avenue in Ikeja, used to draw the world with its charm and parade of beauties, luxurious things, hence was aptly one of the most expensive streets in Nigeria then.
Ikeja is also the capital of entertainment in Lagos, and if Lagos is the entertainment headquarters of West Africa, it means Ikeja is the epicenter.
From the late legendary Fela Anikulapo Kuti, Femi Kuti, his son, who runs Fela’s Shrine, Lagbaja MotherLand, which is the home of live music, among other cultural and entertainment offerings, Ikeja is all about premium entertainment.
It is also home to many museums, especially the Kalakuta Republic Museum; it also hosts Ikeja City Mall and Computer Village, which are respectively, the largest shopping mall in Lagos Mainland and largest computer, electronic and accessories market in Nigeria.
Again, it is home to many hospitality brands; from indigenous to international.
One of the international brands is Radisson Blu Ikeja; a foremost five-star hotel offering in Lagos Mainland.
For would-be guests, Radisson Blu, which adores the Ikeja skyline on Isaac John Street, Ikeja GRA, is a reason to explore the city.
The hotel has seven floors and offers 155 guestrooms, including 17 contemporary loft suites with first class amenities to ensure a comfortable and productive stay for work or play for guests.
Moreover, staying at the hotel during this period comes with lots of incentives. The five-star hotel currently runs a promotion, which it tagged ‘Dream Deals’.
The campaign offers would-be guests up to 30 percent discount on bookings. The huge discount is accessible by clicking on the hotel’s Instagram bio ‘@Radissonblilagosikeja’ from July 21, 2021 and it is valid until July 31, 2021 for stay dates until August 31, 2021. While in the hotel for the discounted stay, guests can still enjoy the serenity of Amani Spa and Wellness. The five-star spa offering, which is situated on the first floor of the hotel, offers among others spectacular body and facial treatments. It also comes with special discounts for the month of July.
As well, in line with the festive mood, the special Sallah Sunday buffet is not left out. With just N20,000 per person, a guest can have access to an array of both continental and local buffet including the famous Amala Blu Ikeja that is served in a bukka style at the Iyeru Okin Restaurant starting at 12pm on July 25, 2021.
You can also enjoy the enthralling swimming pool, fitness facilities and other outdoor offerings. But when it is time to say goodbye, the hotel is just 5km from the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, and closer to other means of exit from the city and country.
However, Radisson Blu Ikeja looks forward to a repeat visit as it constantly updates its offerings to meet guest’s expectations.