…Adds almost 1000 rooms by 2020
By VICTOR NZE
With the official signing, Monday, of an agreement with the Landmark Africa Group for a 216-room hotel plus the 44-room executive apartments, in Victoria Island, Lagos, the United States hospitality chain, Marriott International will add a total of 983 room keys to the Lagos hotel market by 2020.
Following its acquisition of the Starwood Hotels properties in September 2016, Marriott also owns the 337-room Sheraton Hotel Lagos as well as the 231-room Four Points by Sheraton Hotel, Lekki.
In addition, the Marriott Group owns the Renaissance branded hotel in Ikeja area of Lagos with 155 guestrooms including 17 contemporary suites which was the first of the hotel chain’s brands in the country, last December.
Marriott International and Landmark Africa Group, last Monday, announced the signing of the new Renaissance Lagos Hotel and Marriott Executive Apartments. Slated to open in 2020, the hotels will be located within the Landmark Village precinct, along the Atlantic Ocean waterfront in Victoria Island, Lagos.
“We are excited to partner with the Landmark Africa Group on this project. With the rapid pace of urbanization more and more guests are looking for the value, the convenience and the vitality that mixed-use provides. The Renaissance Lagos Hotel and Marriott Executive Apartments will be a significant addition to our strong Nigeria portfolio. There is a growing need for high caliber short and extended stay lodging in Nigeria and we believe the two hotels together will help bridge this gap,” said Alex Kyriakidis, President and Managing Director Middle East and Africa, Marriott International.
The 25-floor hotel will feature the 216 room full service Renaissance Lagos Hotel and 44 room Marriott Executive Apartment offering extended stay apartments.
“Marriott International is synonymous with quality and unique lifestyle experiences globally, which we, at the Landmark Africa Group continuously strive to align ourselves with. We look forward to bringing Marriott’s hospitality and passion for excellence to the Landmark Village setting a new benchmark for mixed-use developments in the region,” said Paul Onwuanibe, Chief Executive Officer Landmark.
Designed to be the first Lagos equivalent of the Rockefeller Centre in New York, Canary Wharf in London, Rosebank in Johannesburg and Victoria & Alfred Waterfront in Cape Town, the Landmark Village is rapidly emerging as a leading mixed-use development on the West African Coastline.