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Africa’s First Curio Hotel to Open in Lagos at Murtala Mohammed Airport

Hilton Worldwide has reached an agreement with Quits Hospitality Ltd to open its first property under the Curio – A Collection by Hilton brand in Africa.  The Legend Hotel is expected to open in early 2017 and will be located at Lagos Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Nigeria. The Legend Hotel, which will be located within the airport boundaries, will […]


Development: Two Rivers, Nairobi – Kenya

Name: Two Rivers Development; Location: Nairobi, Kenya; Site Area: 100 Acres; Built-up Area: 850,000m²; Uses: Retail (62,000m²/220 stores), Office (21,000m²), Hotel (370 Keys), Residential (100 luxury apartments); Developer & Project Manager: Athena Properties Limited; Architects: Boogertman & Partners; Contractors: AVIC, Howard Humphreys Limited, BDSP Partners, KOLMAN, YMR; Consultants: Knight Frank, Broll, Fernridge, ITEC; Parking: Parking […]


Radisson Blu opens in Libreville, Gabon

Carlson Rezidor reached a 26-hotel mark in its African portfolio, after the opening of the Radisson Blu Okoume Palace in December 2015.  The 330-room hotel is dual-branded with the Park Inn by Radisson Libreville, which opened a year earlier. The Radisson Blu Okoume Palace features two dining options, a lobby bar, a pool bar, meeting and […]


A new Hilton just opened in N’djamena, Chad

Hilton Worldwide recently announced the opening of a 194-room hotel – its first in Chad.  The Hilton N’djamena is located along the Chari River, in the upmarket Sabangali district of the capital city.  The Hilton N’djamena brings Hilton’s count of hotels on the continent to 37.  The hotel features 11 hotel suites, five bar and dining options, meeting […]


Development: Atlantic Resort (Business & Residence), Victoria Island Annex/Oniru – Lagos

Name: Atlantic Resort (Business & Resort); Location: Water Corporation Road, Victoria Island Annex/Oniru, Lagos; Site Area: 3.4 Hectares; Use: Residential (124 Apartments), Hospitality (50 Rooms) and Offices (15,588sqm) Architects: HOK Architects, ECAD Architects; Pre-Qualified Contractors: Cappa & D’alberto, Elalan, Julius Berger; Developers: Grenadines Homes; Parking: 660 bays; The Atlantic Resort is a proposed mixed use development by Grenadines Homes […]


Updated – Marriott Lagos Waterfront Hotel (Marriott Lagos, Victoria Island)

Name: Marriot Lagos, Victoria Island; Floors: 10 Floors; Keys: 200; Investor/Developer: Quantum Luxury Properties; Architects: G1 Architecture; Site Area: 5,300 sqm; Amenities: Over 1,400sqm of ball room & meeting facilities, infinity pool, spa & health club, executive lounge and a specialty restaurant. Ozumba Mbadiwe, Victoria Island will soon be christened ‘Hotel Row’, if developers have anything to do […]


Average Hotel Room Rates in Lagos Remain Among Highest Globally

A recently published Hotel Survey by HRG demonstrated that 2014 Average Room Rates (ARR) in Lagos were the 4th highest globally at £203.58, after Paris, New York and Moscow. This reflected single position increase from the previous year where ARRs in Lagos were 5th highest. Though there was some foreign currency volatility, Lagos’ Average Room Rates grew 3.39% in local currency from […]


Movenpick picked Cote d’Ivoire

Movenpick, a Swiss-based hotel management company, partly owned by the Kingdom Group, has recently announced an addition to its West African portfolio. The proposed 220-room hotel will be developed in Abidjan by French company Bouygues and Ivorian firm Saprim at an estimated $61 million (55 million euros). Work is expected to begin by March 2017 […]


A Fairmont for Lagos, and one for Abuja

Fairmont Hotels & Resorts have just announced a 270-room Fairmont Abuja. The hotel will be developed by Asset Management Group (AMG), and is expected to open in 2019. This follows the 220-room Fairmont Lagos, also an AMG project, which was announced in 2014. The Lagos Fairmont is being developed at the Harbor Point, Victoria Island as […]


Development: Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Ikoyi – Lagos

The Transcorp Hilton, Lagos will be a 300 room hotel located on Glover Road in Ikoyi, opposite Lagos Prep School. This hotel was originally announced in late 2013 and will be jointly owned by Transcorp Hotels Plc and Heirs Holdings. On completion, the hotel will offer conference facilities, meeting rooms, gym, spa, swimming pool and an iconic design […]


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