The commissioning recently of the Radisson Blu Hotel Lagos Ikeja has elevated the status of Isaac John Street, GRA Ikeja.
Currently home to evolving businesses including banks, quick service restaurants, grocery stores and supermarkets, the new Radisson Blu Hotel is expected to add pomp to the renowned district.
A part of Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, Radisson Blu Hotel Lagos Ikeja is the third hotel in Nigeria, and the second in Lagos, the country’s largest city.
Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group now has a portfolio of 85 hotels, and over 17,800 rooms in operation with others under development in Africa.
The Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group area senior vice president, Middle East, Turkey and Africa Tim Cordon said: “We are thrilled to be expanding our presence in Nigeria, one of Africa’s economic powerhouses, with the opening of Radisson Blu Hotel Lagos Ikeja.
“We have identified Nigeria as a key country for scaled growth, and the addition of our second Radisson Blu in the megacity of Lagos perfectly complements our development strategy.
“We are confident the appeal of the international upper upscale Radisson Blu brand and the excellent location of the hotel will attract strong business from both international and domestic travellers.”
The hotel is centrally located in Ikeja, the capital of the Lagos State – home to many corporate headquarters, government offices and large manufacturers.
It is situated in Isaac John Street, off Mobolaji Bank Anthony Road, a main highway linking Ikeja with the city centre.
The hotel is also just a stone throw from the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, and close to the suburb’s cultural and tourist attractions.
The 155-room Radisson Blu Hotel Lagos Ikeja offers a choice of contemporary standard and business-class rooms, as well as a range of ultra-stylish one, two and three-bedroom loft suites.
All rooms carry a fresh and modern design, with free high-speed wireless Internet.
The hotel has an extensive food and drinks offering.
Guests can enjoy the all-day dining restaurant, serving international and local cuisine, or dining at the steak house restaurant that will calm any carnivorous craving.
For a relaxing drink, guests have a choice between the stylish lobby café, a bar, the business class lounge or the pool terrace.
General Manager Radisson Blu Hotel Lagos Ikeja George Balassis said: “We are excited and ready to welcome the local community and international guests to Radisson Blu Hotel Lagos Ikeja.”
The Oba of Lagos, His Highness, Oba Rilwan Akiolu officially commissioned the hotel alongside traditional white cap chiefs as well as royalties and princesses from Iga Idugaran, official residence of the Oba of Lagos.