Rezidor is strengthening its presence in Africa
with three new hotels in Nigeria: the Radisson Blu Hotel, Victoria
Island Lagos (250 rooms), the Radisson Blu Hotel Abuja (200 rooms)
and the Park Inn Abuja (125 rooms). The three hotels are all
scheduled to open in 2012.
“These signings bring our portfolio in the
emerging market Africa to a solid business featuring more than 30
hotels with 7,500 rooms in operation and under development, and
secure our position as one of the leading hotel operators on the
continent,” comments Kurt Ritter, President & CEO of Rezidor.
The Radisson Blu Hotel
Abuja and the Park Inn Abuja will be located at
prime sites in the Maitama district, which is also home to various
embassies and international companies.
The first class and full
service Radisson Blu will offer 200 rooms, a restaurant and
several bars (including a cigar bar), a ballroom, and a spa.
The mid market Park Inn hotel will comprise 125
spacious rooms, a restaurant, meeting rooms, and leisure
facilities including a rooftop pool.
Abuja was built mostly in the
1980’s and is considered Africa’s first master-planned city. It
replaced Lagos as the capital in 1991 and is one of the most
prosperous areas on the continent.
The Radisson Blu Hotel,
Victoria Island Lagos will be located on the Atlantic Ocean on
Victoria Island, one of the city’s most modern commercial areas
where banks, petroleum companies and groups like IBM and Hewlett
Packard have offices.
Besides 250 rooms which will all offer
sea views, the property will comprise two restaurants,
meeting facilities, and leisure areas including a spa
The property will be the second Radisson hotel in
Lagos, Nigeria’s largest city and commercial centre –
complementing the Radisson Blu Hotel, Lagos which welcomes the
first guests in 2010.
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