Radisson Hotel Group is bringing its luxury lifestyle brand, Radisson Collection, to Abuja, Nigeria’s capital city and governmental powerhouse. Radisson Collection Hotel & Conference Center, Abuja, Nigeria, marks the Group’s 9th hotel and 3rd Radisson Collection in the country, placing it firmly on track to achieve 15 hotels in Nigeria by 2025.
Located next to the Presidential Palace in Maitama District, one of the most sought-after and exclusive areas in Abuja, the hotel will be a 45-minute drive from the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, the country’s second busiest airport after Lagos. In proximity to the hotel is the city’s most popular market, Wuse market, Jabai Boat Club, a water-based recreational facility and family entertainment centre, and Abuja National Mosque, also known as the Nigerian National Mosque, built in 1984.
The new-build, 249-room hotel will be the city’s first luxury hotel in Abuja, with an expansive range of rooms, from standard rooms and apartments to lofts and presidential suites. Spanning across almost 3000 square meters, the meeting spaces of Radisson Collection Hotel & Conference Center, Abuja, Nigeria, will consist of a dividable conference hall, five meeting rooms, a board room, and a pre-function area.
Erwan Garnier, Senior Director, Development, Africa at Radisson Hotel Group, said: “With the vast potential for significant scale, both Nigeria and its capital city, Abuja, have been identified as key markets within our robust development strategy to reach 150 hotels across Africa within the next five years. It is an honour to kick start the year by introducing our beloved luxury lifestyle brand for experience-driven travellers to the city of Abuja as its first luxury hotel.”
Ramsay Rankoussi, Vice President, Development, Africa & Turkey at Radisson Hotel Group, said: “We are proud to continue our long-standing relationship with Avalon Intercontinental Nigeria Limited, leaders in the hospitality industry with whom we currently operate three hotels in Lagos. 65% of our hotel owners have more than one property with Radisson Hotel Group, which is a testament to our commendable owner retention.”
Radisson Collection hotels are made up of iconic properties in unique locations. Each hotel is authentic to the destination while offering the brand’s hallmarks of signature dining, local art, and experiences to create genuine connections. The wide-ranging dining outlets of Radisson Collection Hotel & Conference Center, Abuja, Nigeria, will consist of a lobby lounge and coffee bar, as well as a business class lounge providing the ideal menu and venue for a quick meal or business meeting. The all-day dining speciality and rooftop restaurants will offer tailored and unforgettable dining experiences.
To unwind, guests can relax on the pool deck and bar or enjoy their favourite workout or treatment at the onsite fitness and wellness facilities. The hotel’s onsite nightclub will be a new addition to Abuja’s social scene.
Asiwaju Tajudeen Owoyemi, Chairman of Avalon Intercontinental Nigeria Limited, said, “We are delighted to be extending our partnership with Radisson Hotel Group with the addition of Radisson Collection Hotel & Conference Center, Abuja to our collective portfolio. Together, we will be uplifting the hospitality landscape of Abuja by debuting a luxury lifestyle hotel offering like no other within the city.”