Ozumba Mbadiwe, Victoria Island will soon be christened ‘Hotel Row’, if developers have anything to do with it. This major Lagos thoroughfare already houses the Radisson Blu Anchorage and the Oriental Hotel (plus its soon to be completed extension). Across from the Oriental, is the Four Points by Sheraton, just off Ozumba Mbadiwe and if all goes well, the Marriott Lagos Waterfront will become the latest addition to Lagos’ Hotel Row. This will be the first Marriott-branded hotel in Nigeria, and one of the first in sub-Saharan Africa as it looks like Marriott Kigali in Rwanda will have the honour of being the first.
The hotel will be sited on a 5,300sqm waterfront site, overlooking the Lagos Lagoon, next to the Civic Centre and the recently completed Civic Tower. The hotel’s developer, Quantum Luxury Properties, also owns the Civic Centre and the Civic Tower.
The project architects, G1 Architecture, are also involved with the 251-key Marriott Hotel Ikeja being planned by Sifax Group, and the Cotonou Marriott, currently under construction. The design cleverly makes the best use of the limited area, with plenty of openings out onto the waterfront. The project is was under construction with a target completion date during 2018 but construction has been on hold for over 12 months.
Before construction came to a halt, the ground level and basement levels were beginning to take shape. See the images below for more.