Radisson SAS to Manage First Hotel in Nigeria

Radisson SAS, the first-class brand of the leading hospitality company Rezidor SAS, is set to manage the new Radisson SAS Hotel in Lagos, Nigeria, scheduled to open its doors in late 2005.
The new Radisson SAS is the first hotel of its size and quality to be built in Lagos in the past 20 years and will be located on the waterfront of Victoria Island, just 45 minutes from Lagos International Airport.Ê The hotel will have 150 guestrooms, a restaurant, a lobby bar, five meeting rooms, a swimming pool, a health club and an indoor parking garage.

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Swedish hospitality designer Christian Lundewall will bring his 20 years of design expertise to this landmark property in West Africa. There will be a large number of suites to satisfy the demand and potential for both international travelers and the local market.

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Kurt Ritter, president & CEO of Rezidor SAS Hospitality, comments: “I am excited to add another country to our expanding portfolio in Africa. Rezidor SAS acknowledges the potential and untapped opportunity for the new developments in this region.Ê The development of this new property in West Africa is in line with Rezidor SAS’ goal to operate 700 hotels in Europe, the Middle East and Africa by 2012.”

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The owner’s representative, Oba Otudeko, chairman of Anchorage Leisures Ltd., comments: “Our company is very pleased to have Radisson SAS as the operator of this new development, which will become one of the leading international hotels in Lagos.”

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Lagos, one of the world’s largest cities, is Nigeria’s leading port. Nigeria is the sixth largest oil producer in the world and has vast natural gas resources. Lagos International Airport is served by several of Europe’s main airlines including Air France, Alitalia, British Airways, Iberia, KLM, Lufthansa and Virgin Atlantic, and also offers flights to major cities within Africa.Ê Continental Airlines will also be launching non-stop flights between New York and Lagos starting in the second quarter of 2005.
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