By Business AM
Multinational hospitality company, Radisson Hotel Group has announced the establishment of its luxury lifestyle brand, Radisson Collection, in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital city and governmental powerhouse. The Radisson Collection Hotel & Conference Center, Abuja Nigeria marks the Group’s 9th hotel and 3rd Radisson Collection in the country, placing it firmly on track to achieve 15 hotels in Nigeria by 2025.
Located next to the Presidential Palace in Maitama District, one of the most sought after and exclusive areas in Abuja, the hotel will be a 45-minute drive from the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, the country’s second busiest airport after Lagos. In proximity to the hotel is the city’s most popular market, Wuse market, Jabai Boat Club, a water based recreational facility and family entertainment center, and Abuja National Mosque, also known as the Nigerian National Mosque, built in 1984.
The new-build, 249 room hotel will be the city’s first luxury hotel in Abuja, with an expansive range of rooms, from standard rooms and apartments to lofts and presidential suites. Spanning across almost 3000 square meters, the meeting spaces of Radisson Collection Hotel & Conference Center, Abuja Nigeria will consist of a divisible conference hall, five meeting rooms, a board room, as well as a pre-function area.
Erwan Garnier, senior director, development, Africa at Radisson Hotel Group, remarked that based on the vast potential for significant scale,both Nigeria and its capital city, Abuja have been identified as key markets within its robust development strategy to reach 150 hotels across Africa within the next five years.
“It is an honour to kick start the year by introducing our beloved luxury lifestyle brand for experience-driven travelers to the city of Abuja as its first luxury hotel,”Garnier said.
Ramsay Rankoussi, vice president, development, Africa & Turkey at Radisson Hotel Group, said the company is proud to continue its long-standing relationship with Avalon Intercontinental Nigeria Limited who he described as leaders in the hospitality industry.
Rankoussi noted that Radisson currently operates three hotels in Lagos with Avalon Intercontinental Nigeria Limited, adding that 65 per cent of its (Avalon) hotel owners have more than one property with Radisson Hotel Group, a testament to Radisson’s commendable owner retention.
On his part, Tajudeen Owoyemi, chairman of Avalon Intercontinental Nigeria Limited, expressed delight over the extension of its partnership with Radisson Hotel Group.
“With the addition of Radisson Collection Hotel & Conference Center, Abuja to our collective portfolio. Together, we will be uplifting the hospitality landscape of Abuja by debuting a luxury lifestyle hotel offering like no other within the city.”
Radisson Collection hotels are made up of iconic properties in unique locations. Each hotel is authentic to the destination while offering the brand’s hallmarks of signature dining, local art, and experiences to create genuine connections.
According to Radisson, its wide-ranging dining outlets of Radisson Collection Hotel & Conference Center, Abuja Nigeria will consist of a lobby lounge and coffee bar, as well as a business class lounge providing the ideal menu and venue for a quick meal or business meeting. Also, the all-day dining, specialty, and rooftop restaurants will offer tailored and unforgettable dining experiences. To unwind, guests will be able to relax on the pool deck and bar or enjoy their favorite workout or treatment at the onsite fitness and wellness facilities.