LAGOS, Nigeria — The Renaissance Lagos Ikeja Hotel, in Nigeria, has opened, marking the brand’s debut in sub-Saharan Africa, it was announced Jan. 19.
Centrally located in Ikeja GRA, the hotel features 155 guestrooms, including 17 contemporary loft suites. Designed with African touches, rooms feature expansive seating areas with large LED TVs. Fitness facilities include an outdoor pool with city views and 24-hour fitness centre.
Business amenities include eight meeting rooms that can host banquet-style events for 280 attendees. A dedicated bar and flexible breakout areas complement the meeting areas.
Dining options include Cut, a specialty steakhouse, and an all-day dining restaurant, Iyeru Okin, serving a buffet lunch featuring traditional and continental dishes. Choco-Latte coffeehouse offers baked goods, aperitifs and lattes. Open 24 hours, RBar serves cocktails and light bites.
“We are delighted to mark the debut of Renaissance Hotels in Nigeria, with the opening of Renaissance Lagos Ikeja,” said Mark Satterfield, chief operating officer, Middle East and Africa. “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.”
Located 5 km from the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, the Renaissance Lagos Ikeja Hotel is adjacent to key attractions such as the National Railway Corporation Museum, Afrika Shrine and Kalakuta Museum.
Renaissance Hotels offers 160 properties located in nearly 35 countries. Hotels offer signature events in lobbies, bars and lounges showcasing emerging talent in music, the arts, mixology and gastronomy. Renaissance Navigators are neighbourhood experts who assist guests in discovering local flavours and activities. R.E.N. Meetings offers groups an experience beyond a traditional meeting, rooted in sensory meeting design and custom-curated local Navigator excursions and networking events.