Radisson Opens Three New Hotels in Lagos, Abuja
By Aduragbemi Omiyale
In line with its expansion drive in Africa and Nigeria, in particular, three new hotels have been opened by Radisson Hotel Group in Lagos and Abuja.
The hotels add over 400 rooms to the company’s portfolios in Nigeria, comprising 11 hotels in operation and under development, placing the group firmly on track to reach their objective of 15 hotels in Nigeria by 2025.
The hospitality company said the additions include the highly anticipated debut of the bold and cutting-edge upscale lifestyle Radisson RED brand.
The new Radisson RED Lagos, scheduled to open in the fourth quarter of 2025, has 62 rooms and will introduce the country to the renowned Radisson RED brand and its unique food and beverage concepts through its lobby bar, all-day dining restaurant and rooftop bar and terrace which in true Radisson RED style will become the most coveted rooftop venue in the country.
Additional facilities will include a gym and pool along with 249 square meters of flexible meetings and events space, consisting of a conference room, a board room and two meeting rooms.
The Radisson Collection Hotel & Conference Centre in Abuja is a 249-room hotel tipped to be the city’s first luxury hotel, located next to the Presidential Palace in Maitama District.
It will have an expansive range of rooms, from standard rooms and apartments to lofts and presidential suites. Spanning almost 3000 square meters, the meeting spaces will consist of a dividable conference hall, five meeting rooms, a board room, and a pre-function area.
The third facility, Radisson Blu Hotel, Abuja CBD, is a 104-room hotel scheduled to open in the first quarter of 2025.
The hotel will have a stylish piano bar, an all-day dining restaurant, fitness and wellness facilities, and 245 square meters of meetings and events space.
“We are proud of our accelerated expansion in Nigeria, which mirrors our focus territories of Lagos and Abuja and the expansion of our diverse brands, from our premium luxury lifestyle brand with the Radisson Collection Hotel & Conference Centre, Abuja to our renowned upper upscale brand with the Radisson Blu Hotel, Abuja CBD and finally the debut of our upscale lifestyle brand with Radisson RED Lagos VI – the first Radisson RED hotel in West Africa and third in Africa.
“These three signings have to date this year, increased our Nigerian pipeline by 50%, rising from nearly 850 rooms to almost 1300 rooms. They are also under active construction, aligned with our African accelerated pipeline strategy, which has kept us in the steady lead in terms of pipeline materialization,” the Senior Director of Development for Africa at Radisson Hotel Group, Mr Erwan Garnier, said.