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Work Starts at InterContinental Lagos

Work has begun on the development of the InterContinental Hotels Group first hotel in Nigeria, the InterContinental Lagos. A city surrounded by creeks, lagoons and rivers, derived from the Portuguese name for lagoon, Lagos has undergone substantial development and has steadily witnessed an explosion in its commercial activities. Victoria Island plays host to the city’s best hotels and now includes the InterContinental Hotel Lagos, further solidifying the group’s belief in the development of this region.
Featuring 258 rooms, with 42 suites including a Presidential and VIP suite as well as 6 Bay Club Lounges located on the 17th Floor. An all day dining restaurant, Grill Room, Oriental restaurant, Lobby bar, Tea room, Mediterranean poolside restaurant and Club Lounge will encourage guests to enjoy the very best in international cuisine.

A full health club including steam and sauna rooms as well as a 22m swimming pool will be among the hotel’s leisure facilities along with water sports and beach activities for both adults and children so guests can take full advantage of Victoria Island’s beaches.

For those who do not wish to switch off, state of the art IP telephony, wired and wireless connectivity will be available throughout the hotel enabling 24 hour connectivity. There will also be a 750 person capacity Banquet Hall as well as a number of individual boardrooms - with capacities ranging from 10 to 150 - a Meeting Coordinator’s Office, Business Centre with Internet stations as well as an auditorium.

Discussing the impact of the hotel on the Nigerian travel industry, Denis Johnson, Vice President, Sales and Marketing, InterContinental Hotels Group, Middle East and Africa, said, “Travel to Nigeria has been growing steadily in recent years, coupled with the diversity of activities on offer in Nigeria, the new InterContinental Lagos property will make it the ideal place to stay in Lagos.”