By Sade Williams
Renaissance Hotels, the brand known around the world for helping business travelers discover unexpected experiences, has announced the opening of its first hotel in Sub-Saharan Africa – the Renaissance Lagos Ikeja Hotel.
Located in Nigeria’s commercial center and city known for its music, fashion, cuisine, art and nightlife, Renaissance Lagos Ikeja offers world-class amenities, modern aesthetic, sophisticated service and unique programming that reflect the brand’s signature approach to feed the curiosity, fuel the imagination and excite the senses of their guests.
Speaking o the develooment, Mark Satterfield, Chief Operating Officer, Middle East and Africa, Marriott International said: “We are delighted to mark the debut of Renaissance Hotels in Nigeria with the opening of Renaissance Lagos Ikeja. This is not just a landmark signing for Renaissance Hotels but also for Marriott International as it marks our fourth debut in an African nation, following the opening of Marriott International properties across a number of its brands in Ethiopia, Rwanda and Morocco. Renaissance Hotels’ contemporary and locally-inspired style and focus on business and leisure travellers alike makes it an ideal addition to this major financial and commercial hub.”
Centrally located in Ikeja GRA and only 5km from the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Renaissance Lagos Ikeja Hotel is home to 155 guestrooms including 17 contemporary loft suites with first class conveniences to ensure a comfortable and productive stay.
Designed in style with elegant African touches and lots of natural light, the rooms feature expansive seating areas with large LED TV’s with 70 plus channels. The hotel’s outdoor pool with city views and 24-hour fitness center, provide guests with picturesque facilities to work out and unwind. In addition, the hotel’s public spaces infuse bold and vibrant elements to captivate locals and guests and create moments of discovery.
The hotel’s business amenities include eight meeting rooms that can be adapted to cater to the needs of a six-person board meeting or a banquet style event with up to 280 attendees. A dedicated bar and flexible breakout areas also complement the versatile meeting areas, offering a well-rounded proposition that is ideal for small meetings as well as large-scale corporate events.
Dining options at Renaissance Lagos Ikeja include Cut, a specialty steakhouse, that will appeal to gourmands and food connoisseurs whilst all-day dining restaurant Iyeru Okin, offers an inviting buffet lunch featuring traditional and continental dishes for those with an appetite. Sweet treats, aperitifs and lattes can be enjoyed in the hotel’s stylish coffee house Choco-Latte. RBar will also offer visitors a stylish setting with hand-crafted cocktails and lite bites.
Located next to key attractions such as the National Railway Corporation Museum, Afrika Shrine and Kalakuta Museum, the Renaissance Lagos Ikeja Hotel offers a convenient and comfortable stay for travellers from across the leisure-business spectrum.
At Renaissance Hotels, it’s Business Unusual. Each of our 160 hotels, located in nearly 35 countries around the world, is unique and every stay offers unconventional programs that help business travelers discover rich, local experiences.
“We promise to feed the curiosity, fuel the imagination and excite the senses of our guests, who see their business trip as an exciting opportunity for new, interesting and sharable moments. We offer signature events in our lobbies, bars and lounges designed to showcase emerging talent in music, the arts, mixology, gastronomy and more”.
Renaissance Navigators are neighborhood experts who are ready to assist guests in discovering true local flavors and activities. R.E.N. Meetings offers groups an experience beyond a traditional meeting, rooted in creative sensory meeting design and custom-curated local Navigator excursions and networking events.
“At Renaissance Hotels, we strive to ensure that every trip is transformed into an eye-opening, unforgettable journey. Renaissance Hotels is proud to participate in the industry’s award-winning loyalty program, Marriott Rewards®, in which members can link accounts with Starwood Preferred Guest® and The Ritz-Carlton Rewards® for instant elite status matching and unlimited points transfer”, he added.