AccorHotels to take Pullman and MGallery brands into Nigeria in 2020
Kola Ogundayo, managing director of Tom Hawksworth, left, signs the deal with Olivier Granet, chief executive of AccorHotels in the Middle East and Africa

AccorHotels to take Pullman and MGallery brands into Nigeria in 2020

AccorHotels has announced the beginning of a new partnership with TomHawksworth, a prominent property and real estate developer, with the signing of Pullman and MGallery Ikoyi in Nigeria.

The signings mark the launch of both in the country and are expected to open in late 2020.

The 100-room MGallery and 204-room Pullman, situated in the prime neighbourhood of Ikoyi, are both in close proximity to the business area of Victoria Island.

The MGallery Ikoyi benefits from easy access to the upmarket residential neighbourhood of Ikoyi and Banana Island.

The Pullman Ikoyi, located on Ojora Road, enjoys prime visibility and direct access to destinations such as the Lekki Area.

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Following the signing, Olivier Granet, chief executive of AccorHotels Middle East and Africa, commented: “Since opening our very first hotel in Nigeria almost 20 years ago, we believed in the long-term potential of the destination having witnessed incredible growth as one of the largest economies in Africa.

“As the market continues to evolve, there is a need for international brands and it is our commitment to fill this gap with two of our leading upper upscale brands – MGallery and Pullman.”

MGallery Ikoyi features innovative restaurant and lounge concepts including an all-day dining restaurant, fine dining restaurant and lobby bar, all helping to establish MGallery as a lifestyle destination within Lagos.

In-line with Pullman’s appeal to cosmopolitan travellers, Pullman Ikoyi features an eclectic range of dining options, including an all-day dining restaurant, pool bar, fine dining restaurant and lobby bar.

Adekola Ogundayo, managing director of TomHawksworth, said: “The signing of these two landmark agreements reflects our vision and mission to become one of the leading property developers and managers in Nigeria.

“Through our partnership with AccorHotels, we are delighted to introduce a boutique brand like MGallery and a cosmopolitan upper upscale concept such as Pullman to Nigeria.

“We look forward to working with AccorHotels to develop and manage what will undoubtedly become flagship hotels.”