As part of growth and hotel development, Golden Tulip recently opened its second branch in Lagos, along the ever popular Murtala Mohammed International Airport Road. This is, separate from the existing one in Festac Town, making it the second branch of the hotel brand in the country.
The new General Manager of the hotel, Mr. Emmanuel Atelier pointed out that the hotel is primed for the top as it wants to be recognised among the top five rated world-class hotels.
‘‘We want the hotel to be in the class of the best hotels in the world by providing high quality facilities and services for guests in order to ensure their value worth,’’ he said.
Meanwhile, the latest brand into the Nigeria hospitality sector is BON Hotels, which unveiled nine hotels across five cities in country recently.
The launch, which took place at BON Hotel Stratton Asokoro in Abuja attracting VIP guests, members of the press, dignitaries, politicians, airline executives, hotel owners, stakeholders and government representatives.
Commenting on the new entrant in the Nigeria’s hospitality industry, Chairman of Africa Alliance Group, Gregory Ozegbe, who is engaged in a joint venture agreement with BON Hotels on new projects said. “It is our primary focus and we are positioned with the support of our shareholders and strategic partners across the world to embark on the most ambitious expansion in the history of any country in Africa, to build first class 4 and 5 star international standard hotels in 37 locations in Nigeria, and in at least 30 locations in countries in Africa over the next 10 years.
The properties include: BON Hotel Grand Towers; BON Hotel Stratton Asokoro, refurbished & re-branded; BON Hotel Abuja, refurbished & rebranded; BON Hotel Delta; Protea Hotel Ikeja, refurbished & operated by BON Hotels and Protea Hotel Victoria Island, refurbished & operated by BON Hotels According to the hotel chain, three hotels under construction and due for completion in 2018 are: BON Hotel Apo; BON Hotel Ekiti and BON Hotel Owerri.
In his own views, Director of BON Hotels International West Africa, Bernard Cassar said, With many larger groups exiting their business interests in Nigeria, we believe that now is the time to support the country that has given us decades of success and we will continue to add value to the local hospitality industry, our guests, our staff, suppliers, the communities in which we serve, and of course our owners.
BON Hotels has seen phenomenal growth since its inception in 2012 with hotels across Africa including South Africa, Nigeria, Namibia, Ethiopia and Uganda, and is primed for significant expansion throughout the continent.