• Monday, July 15, 2024
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Intercontinental Group ushers 358 rooms into Lagos hospitality market

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As the Intercontinental Hotel Group (IHG) the foremost American hotel chain, opens its flagship hotel outlet in Nigeria, Lagos hospitality market would be boosted with additional 358 luxury rooms, five-star services and products, and influx of skilled hospitality manpower.

Apart from changing the Lagos skyline, the multibillion naira 23-storey five-star hotel building, which is the tallest hospitality property in Nigeria, will cater for a steadily increasing number of business travellers arriving in Nigeria, as the country goes through a period of renewed investment in its infrastructure.

The development, which is centrally located on Victoria Island, according to Didier Coeln, the general manager, is a clear reflection of InterContinental Hotel Group’s confidence in Lagos, a city that is seen as a thriving commercial hub of West Africa.

However, rooms are from $500 per night, but the rates, according to Silvia Jurecka, director of sales & marketing of the hotel, are flexible depending on the volume of business, number of guests and other offerings guests are willing to buy into.

Facilities in the hotel include 358 rooms and suites made up of 246 standard rooms, 30 twin rooms, 17 large corner king rooms, 17 corner 1 bed room suites, 14 one bedroom end suites, 4 Club floor junior suites, 2 large 1 Bedroom suites (Club floors), 1 Presidential suite, 55 suites and larger rooms in total, 4 club floors with 72 club floor rooms and suites.