Leading 5-star hotels in Nigeria are bracing for stiffer competition with influx of global brands in the hospitality business as a result of high demand for better hospitality experience in line with best global standards.
Already, the likes of Southern Sun, Protea and Radisson Blue, Oriental, Four Points by Sheraton have come to challenge the market dominance of the old establishments such as Eko Hotel and Lagos Sheraton.
The entrance of InterContinental Lagos, past of the global InterContinental Group, may prove to be game changer for the current market leaders at least considering the outstanding facilities available.
The ultra-modern edifice, which is now the tallest hotel in West Africa is located on Victoria Island within the heart of the Central Business District, and promises the very best fivestar amenities and service for discerning business or leisure guests.
Journalists, who were given a quick tour of the hotel during a media visit last week, were left without any doubt that no expenses had been spared and no details overlooked in creating the lavishly furnished 358 rooms including a massive 250m2 Presidential suite and dedicated clubs and dining room that could compete favourably with leading hotels in Dubai, US and Europe.
This new offering is about highest standards, exquisite taste unique experience and sheer class.
According to the facility tour guide and Front Office Manager of the hotel, Mr. Mohammed Tanko, “with 23 floors, InterContinental Lagos is the tallest hotel in West Africa boasting 358 rooms, 37 suites and a Presidential Suite. All rooms boast of stunning views of either the Lagos Creek or the Atlantic Ocean.”
All the rooms boast of stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean, the expansive Lagos lagoon, beautiful serene beaches or panoramic views of Victoria Island and Ikoyi.
While the traffic on VI due to ongoing road works might be an issue for now, any built up tensions is sure to disappear as soon as guests take a seat at the hotel’s Ekaabo restaurant or the Milano and Soho dining and entertaining bars, which are set in an elegant, contemporary and warm environment that offer guests the tastes of the traditional Italian, Nigerian, Chinese and Continental cuisines with wide array of exotic wines and spirits catering to the most sophisticated palettes.
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The InterContinental Hotel Lagos Resident Manager, Marc Lambert said the hotel is a global brand that has come to raise the bar in hospitality industry in Nigeria by offering unequalled experience as well as class.
He said the facilities at Inter- Continental Lagos equal any global hotel brands.
Asked about the rather expensive wines at the Milano bar, his answer: “It can’t be less because it’s about class and quality here.”
In Nigeria, hotels in Lagos have the highest occupancy and command higher rates than others commercial centres according to industry analyst, which is why the investors have chosen the city to build this impressive edifice.