Marriott Hotels Opens its First Nigerian Hotel

After a much-anticipated wait, Marriott Hotels finally opens its first hotel in Nigeria and West Africa, the Lagos Marriott Hotel Ikeja.

“We are excited to have opened the Lagos Marriott Hotel Ikeja, bringing Marriott Hotels’ transformed vision to Nigeria,” said Volker Heiden, Area Vice President – Sub Saharan Africa, Marriott International. “Lagos is a vibrant and bustling city with much to see and do for leisure and business travellers. What better place to debut the Marriott Hotels brand in Nigeria with its thoughtful service and intuitive spaces that enable guests to be inspired during their stay.”

Exterior of the Lagos Marriott Hotel Ikeja
The Lagos Marriott Hotel Ikeja. Image courtesy of Marriott Hotels

Lagos Marriott Hotel Ikeja reflects the newest global design vision for Marriott Hotels, featuring sophisticated and intuitively designed spaces for today’s modern traveller, enabling guests to relax, work and find inspiration during their stay. It boasts 206 guestrooms and 44 suites each with expansive views of the city.

The spacious guestrooms are thoughtfully designed with contemporary décor and local accents that add a sense of place to the sleek aesthetic. Intuitive in-room amenities, natural colours, crisp lines, purposeful lighting and comfortable bedding create an intimate and peaceful space for guests to get into their best headspace for success. Deluxe walk-in showers and spa-like lighting complete the relaxed experience throughout the room.

Guestroom at the Lagos Marriott Hotel Ikeja
The guestrooms feature intuitive in-room amenities and local accents. Image courtesy of Marriott Hotels

Guests can socialise, relax and work in the Greatroom, the heart of the hotel that blends modern elements with local touches inspired by Nigeria’s rich heritage and traditional crafts. Elite members and Club paying guests will have further access to M Club, an exclusive space that provides complimentary breakfast, evening drinks, hors d’oeuvres and premium beverages throughout the day. The M Club also offers the brand’s signature Mind Menu, a selection of delicious snacks and beverages with active ingredients to enhance the mind and body. Accessible 24 hours a day, seven days a week, the M Club provides free Wi-Fi, printing services and power supplies to ensure uninterrupted productivity for business travellers.

The Greatroom at the hotel
The Greatroom is a multi-use space for guests to relax, socialise and work. Image courtesy of Marriott Hotels

The Lagos Marriott Hotel Ikeja would also allow guests to relax in its tranquil spa offering rejuvenating and restorative treatments, steam rooms and saunas. The seeking Fitness Center would allow more active visitors to stay fit during their stay with complimentary fitness classes, state-of-the-art fitness equipment and an outdoor pool.

But beyond offering visitors a tranquil and lush environment to relax and rest, the hotel also caters to small and large-scale events with 1,380 square metres of sophisticated event space, including the largest ballroom in Ikeja. It offers six breakout rooms and nine event rooms. The meeting spaces can be adapted to cater to a variety of event formats and group sizes, with pivotable walls, moveable partitions, soft seating and modular furniture. Ideas are easily captured with tech-savvy tools such as rewritable surfaces, magnetic panels and shared-screen technology to support productivity and collaboration.

The Wakame restaurant at the Lagos Marriott Hotel Ikeja
The Wakame restaurant. Image courtesy of Marriott Hotels

The hotel boasts a diverse selection of restaurants offering regional and international cuisine. The Azure Grill Restaurant, with stunning views of the pool terrace, serves a variety of dishes cooked to perfection on an authentic charcoal grill. The WAKAME specializes in Asian-Fusion cuisine originating from China, Japan, Thailand and Northern Indian. The Koriko & Co is an all-day dining buffet restaurant featuring international favourites and live cooking stations.

Lagos Marriott Hotel Ikeja is located in the heart of Lagos, just 15 minutes from the Murtala Muhammed International airport and a short distance to the third mainland bridge providing easy access to the other side of the Ikeja. The hotel is in close proximity to the city’s main attractions, leisure facilities and shopping malls including the Ikeja City Mall. The hotel also shares its area with The Shrine and Motherland – two globally acclaimed African music entertainment hubs.

Source: Marriott Africa

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