• Wednesday, December 06, 2023
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A fresh enchantment at Lafia Hotel


In the tranquil setting of Apata just by the Moor Plantation is one of Ibadan’s oldest hospitality outfits. Yes, oldest, but Lafia Hotel is not daunted. It is a place where experience and commitment to a tradition of hospitality count.

From the very green environment, less contact with the noise from the Ibadan metropolis, sprawling walkways for both leisure stroll and fitness s walk, cheerful staff committed to a personalize service, Lafia Hotel still has something to offer even today’s sophisticated guest.

A stay in any of the rooms in the 59-room hotel leaves a guest desiring for a return visit as the facilities combine with the tranquil environment to offer visitors an enchanting experience.

The reason you should experience the peace at this somewhat resort is the recent and ongoing refurbishment aimed at overhauling and putting the hotel back to shape. Well, the hotel is bubbling with lot of excitements and facilities as Odu’a Investment Company Limited, the owner, is serious at making its hotel subsidiary work.

According to Adebayo Jimoh, group managing director/CEO, Odu’a Investment Company Limited, the Ibadan-based investment company, is keen at improving and growing its subsidiaries especially the hotels with world-class practice and strategies.

In line with that, the company has invested millions of naira in the first phase of the renovation work in Lafia Hotel and will continue to other phases till the hotel blossoms afresh again.

A remarkable addition to the ongoing upgrading project in the hotel, according to Jimoh, is Lafia Hall, a one-stop event facility that seats over 2000 guest theatre style and about 1500 banquet style.

However, entertainment has taken another dimension in the hotel since Ilori Olawale assumed office as the new hotel manager. Tapping from the wealth of his entertainment experience as the former Entertainment manager of Lagos Airport Hotel, Olawale and his team are putting on offer many excitements beyond the comfort of the hotel rooms.

From the improved swimming pool with seat-out canopies, tables tennis, snooker, happy hours featuring life bands and 15 percent discount on drinks, traditional nights among others, there is truly no doll moment in the hotel.

The well-equipped business centre is there for the business-minded guests while the peace of Ibadan is for everyone guest that cannot but enjoy the freshness and personalise services on offer.

For the healthy conscious guests, the gym managed by an independent health outfit, the walkways and the healthy dieting policy of the hotel will combine with other facilities to keep guests happy and fit.

Besides that, Olawale notes that the restaurant parades best hands in any hotel kitchen in Ibadan while conscious efforts are made at training and retraining the staff to meet the growing needs of today’s sophisticated guest Of course the picture of Tope Adeboye, a store control staff of the hotel who was rewarded by the hotel management for his outstanding performance in the month of May, is still hanging on the wall and encouraging other staff to take the bull by the horn in their services.

However, Odu’a Investment Company Limited beckons on you to always call in to experience the new things on offer.