With the opening of the Lagos Marriott Hotel, Ikeja, Lagos’ hospitality industry is about to undergo a significant transformation. The hotel is a collaboration between Marriott International and the SIFAX Group, an industrial conglomerate with investments in Nigeria’s economy and beyond. It has 250 rooms and is situated in the beautiful GRA, Ikeja.
Among its many modern amenities are an exclusive crew lounge, VIP lounges, 1,000-capacity ballroom, executive meeting rooms, 400-capacity car park, 206 standard rooms, 44 suites (including three presidential ones), well-equipped gym, and continental restaurants, among others.
Ahead of the hotel’s official opening next week in Lagos, Janse van Rensburg, the hotel’s General Manager, said the facility’s huge investment was behind the desire to provide premier hospitality to residents of the Lagos market. The Lagos Marriott Hotel promises guests an unimaginable premium experience unlike any other. We promise world-class hospitality, excellent customer service, and royalty treatment.
“Frequent travelers who have points using the Marriott hotel franchise globally can also redeem their points here in Nigeria too. We have an in-club system for our premium members located on the first floor of the hotel. The unique selling propositions of this hotel are the various amazing products we offer our clients which are non-existent in the country’s hospitality industry. The security of our guests is very paramount to us and that’s why every door and window in the facility is bomb-proof. Our pricing is also very commensurate with the quality that we offer”.
In addition, Rensburg stated that the hotel, which is rated premium in the classic category by Marriott, will be managed by the franchise owner, Marriott Hotel, for quality assurance purposes.
Speaking also at the event, Chike Ogeah, Managing Director, Mac-Folly Hospitality Limited, the SIFAX Group’s hospitality subsidiary, applauded Dr. Taiwo Afolabi, Group Executive Vice Chairman, SIFAX Group, for bankrolling the multi-billion naira investment, adding that his vision of a .premium hospitality business in Lagos has manifested through the new hotel.
He said: “The building of this hotel took us six years. We took our time to tastefully select all the materials and equipment that were used in order to serve our clients the best. As a man that has travelled all over the world and experienced first-hand hospitality at its peak, our Chairman, Dr Taiwo Afolabi, decided to build this hotel in Nigeria in order to promote the hospitality and tourism industry in Lagos and provide opportunities to further improve the economy.”
Source: Tour Telegraph