Legend Hotel Lagos Airport: A signature of Curio Collection by Hilton
With a portfolio of 14 world-class brands comprising more than 5,400 properties with nearly 880,000 rooms in 106 countries and territories, Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is truly a leading global hospitality company.
While Hilton’s 14 brands come with distinct characters and offerings, there is one that is crafted for those looking for unexpected and authentic experiences across the world.
The Curio Collection by Hilton speaks volume of unique experiences and offerings. The fact that there are just over 60 of such hotels across the Hilton family tells why the hotels in Curio Collection are one-of-a-kind hotels and resorts handpicked for their unique character.
However, the Hilton brand and Curio Collection have found Lagos worthy of their brand, hence the recent opening of Legend Hotel Lagos Airport, Curio Collection by Hilton. The hotel, which opened its doors to discerning guests on October 5, 2018, marked the first Curio Collection to open in Africa, as well as, Hilton’s 500th hotel to open across Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA).
The hotel features 54 spacious guest rooms and suites, unique culinary experiences at De Bull restaurant and bar and Sky Lounge, and extensive business and leisure facilities. Yet the many breathtaking artworks by Victor Ehighale Ehihkamenor and Dotun Popoola light up open spaces and some strategic views with aesthetic appeals.
Moreover, the latest hotel in town comes with uniqueness.
First, it is the first branded hotel to open at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport Ikeja, Lagos with approximately five kilometres from the domestic terminal and one kilometre from the international terminal.
Most importantly, aside being adjacent to the airport’s private jet terminal, it is the only hotel in Nigeria and probably West Africa that has exclusive immigrations and customs desks for private jet passengers.
The contemporary and stylish design appeals to the five senses as well. On offering at the hotel are 54 spacious guest rooms and suites, featuring beautiful art deco style interiors. All guest rooms offer a 40-inch TV, chaise lounge, ergonomic workspace, and a bathroom with separate shower and bathtub. The hotel also has two Presidential Suites, which offer a private terrace with a bar and whirlpool, and stunning airfield views.
A stay at the hotel offers guests a somewhat culinary experience, especially at De Bull restaurant and bar where guests can enjoy Nigerian dishes, global cuisine and signature cocktails amid the enthralling backdrop of the airfield. For those in a hurry, the stylish Sky Lounge is ideal for light bites and refreshments, and room service is available 24/7.
Beyond catering to the accommodation needs of discerning guests who are among the more than eight million passengers, which Murtala Muhammed International Airport serves each year, the hotel also carters to the needs of the international business community with world-class business and leisure facilities.
On offer are three flexible meeting rooms featuring spacious outdoor terraces, natural daylight and modern A/V equipment. With a total area of 120 square metres, the meeting space can host up to 80 delegates. For guests looking to refresh and recharge, the hotel also has an indoor swimming pool, steam room and 24/7 accessible fitness centre.
As a member of Hilton Honors, the award-winning guest-loyalty program for Hilton’s 14 distinct hotel brands, Legend Hotel Lagos Airport, Curio Collection by Hilton offers guests the wide network and benefits of Hilton Honors. Members who book directly have access to instant benefits, including a flexible payment slider that allows them to choose nearly any combination of points and money to book a stay, an exclusive member discount, free standard Wi-Fi and the Hilton Honors mobile app.
At the hotel opening ceremony graced by dignitaries including; Hadi Sirika, Nigerian minister of state for aviation, Chris Nassetta, chief executive officer of Hilton, Sam Iwuajoku, chairman of Quits Hospitality Limited, owners of the hotel, Aliko Dangote, chairman, Dangote Group, among others, Hilton expressed its committed to work with credible partners to grow its footprint across Africa.
Speaking at the opening in Lagos, Chris Nassetta, Hilton’s president and CEO, said: “We will continue to innovate in Africa with new brands and products, and we are pleased to introduce our Curio Collection brand here with the opening of Legend Hotel Lagos Airport. As the continent continues to undergo rapid urbanization, with the United Nations forecasting that the world’s 10 fastest-growing cities will all be in Africa by 2035, this hotel is a part of our strategy to connect guests to key cities and airport locations across the region.”
As well, excited at the addition of the 60th Curio Collection hotel, Mark Nogal, global head, Curio Collection by Hilton, said, “We are excited to debut in Africa with Legend Hotel Lagos Airport, a contemporary property with close proximity to a major financial centre in Nigeria. Whether it is taking in the views of the airfield from De Bull restaurant and bar or enjoying the beautiful Art Deco style interiors, Legend Hotel Lagos Airport offers travellers a distinctive and unexpected experience in a growing tourist destination”.
For Uche Iwuajoku, executive director/business innovation manger, Quits Hospitality, the hotel will not falter in offering unexpected and authentic experiences to travellers.
In the same vein, Peter Idoko, general manager, Legend Hotel Lagos Airport, welcome travellers to Nigeria’s only airport hotel. “With an unrivalled location, exclusive immigration and customs desk, spacious guest rooms and the support of Hilton and its award-winning Hilton Honors program, the hotel is perfect for travellers looking for unparalleled accommodations near the airport and convenience to local attractions”, Idoko assured.
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