Published On: Wed, Oct 5th, 2016

Another world class hotel earmarked for Lagos

hilton-hotelLAGOS, (CAJ News) – A leading global hospitality company, Hilton, has  announced the signing of a management agreement with Quality Inspection and Testing Services Limited (QUITS) to open an exquisite hotel at Lagos’ Murtala Muhammed International Airport.

The hotel is set to open in 2023 and joins Hilton’s growing African portfolio of more than 80 properties trading or in the development pipeline, which will see Hilton more than double its presence across Africa in the next three-five years.

Patrick Fitzgibbon, Senior Vice President of Development, EMEA (Europe, the Middle East and Africa), Hilton Worldwide, pointed out with a population of more than 16 million, Lagos is the seventh-fastest growing city in the world and the second largest in Africa, with much of the nation’s wealth and economic activity concentrated there.

“Strong growth is forecasted in both domestic and international travellers using Murtala Muhammed International Airport, so this exemplary new hotel will be well placed to meet traveller’s needs, offering an unparalleled level of design, comfort and service,” said Fitzgibbon.

Sam Iwuajoku, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of QUITS, said the  signing of the agreement to open Hilton Lagos Airport was testament to a period of exciting growth and development for Lagos.

“Our plans to build an exceptional hotel at the international airport will revolutionise the traveller experience and also offer a state-of-the-art choice for conferences, meetings and events. We look forward to a very successful collaboration with Hilton Worldwide on this outstanding  development,” said Iwuajoku.

Hilton Lagos Airport will comprise 350 guest-rooms, of which 72 are suites, an Executive floor and multiple food and beverage outlets, including; a restaurant serving international cuisine; a speciality restaurant; a rooftop cocktail bar and a hip night club.

This signing is in addition to the recent signing of Legend Hotel Lagos Airport, Curio Collection by Hilton, also with QUITS, with an additional 76 guest rooms to be added, bringing the room count up to 130-keys.

The properties represent the two most recent hotels signed at Lagos Airport in some time. The Curio Hotel, due to open during 2017, will be the first within the airport environment giving guests and airline passengers alike unrivalled ease of access to the airport’s facilities.

– CAJ News

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