• Tuesday, May 21, 2024
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It’s food, room, casino at Federal Palace


  If you are a discerning corporate traveller with value for consistency in excellence and also want to align your company with only the best of everything, including the hotel in which you stay, then you are truly welcome.

You are welcome to expansive views across the city of Lagos and, most importantly, the panoramic view of the Atlantic Ocean as its recedes from high current to the Lagos wharf all from the comfort of your room.

With its eclectic blend of modern decor harmoniously contrasted with the elaborate grandeur of the past, the Federal Palace Hotel and Casino, managed by Sun International, is a great choice for accommodation, quality unwinding and gaming for those after leisure.

The ideal location of the 146-room hotel exposes you to the natural pamper of fresh ocean breeze and serene environment without being removed from the vibrant pulse and excitement of the city.

From king rooms to junior suites, twin rooms, paraplegic rooms, 1-bedroom suites and 2-bedroom suites, each of the 146 luxury rooms crafted with superior-quality fittings and furnishings offers beyond just a good night rest to an experience of sorts.

The Federal Palace Hotel & Casino is steeped in history. In fact, at this spectacular hotel, you can conduct a boardroom meeting within the very same walls that witnessed the signing of Nigeria’s Independence Declaration in 1960. Guests may also manage daily business affairs in the luxurious convenience of one of The Federal Palace Hotel’s nine boardrooms or the executive business centre. You can choose from rooms one to eight for meetings catering to up to 10 people, or the last room for meetings of up to 30 people.

Of course, there is an external ballroom that accommodates up to 500 guests for elaborate conferences, weddings or any other large special events. It can be laid out in any format and offers the ideal space for all event needs.

For the culinary buffs, dining and wining at the hotel’s world-class restaurants and bars are usually colourful cultural experience and perfect escape from a busy working day. A visit to the Ancestors Spirits & Wine Bar and The Explorers Restaurant will convince you as the executive chef and his kitchen team await your visit to satiate whatever taste you have, no matter how sophisticated it is.

Of course, the casino that reflects in the hotel’s name is for real. It is one experience most discerning guests like to have. The Casino houses both Slots and Tables games operated in US dollars, though naira can be exchanged for dollars at the casino cash desk.

The Slots area has 195 state-of-the-art slot machines, with denominations ranging from $0.01 to $2. Using a smart card, customers are able to play various machine denominations without having to change their card. The games on offer rival those of US casinos, having the very best in terms of audio and visual display together with exciting features to keep the customer entertained.

And many casino guests have made fortune playing the game by winning exotic cars, cash prizes, among others in the hotel’s quarterly casino promotions.

There is yet one other experience you need to have. It is at the Pool Club. The incredible pool club is a first on Nigeria’s Victoria Island and a welcome addition to Federal Palace’s 5-star offering.

At the pool club, guests enjoy a number of fantastic features and facilities including a large salt-chlorinated Olympic-size swimming pool, a mini water world of fun complete with water slides and children’s pools, a children’s play park equipped with trampolines, jungle gyms and swings, two tennis courts, an outdoor exercise circuit, a games room, and an 18-hole adventure golf course, while the Pool Deck Restaurant provides refreshment for the guests. Fitness is most memorable with trained instructors and the right equipment to train on at the world-class fitness centre.

So, why wait to visit? If not the food, then the room will indulge you; and if they did not, your hands will game for fortune at the casino.