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AVALON INTERCONTINENTAL ANNOUNCES PARTNERSHIP WITH RADISSON BLU HOTEL

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Avalon Intercontinental Nigeria Limited, an international independent hotel group hereby announces a partnership with Radisson Blu Hotel, a global hotel chain within the Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group; one of the world’s fastest growing hotel companies with a portfolio in Africa of 85 hotels and over 17,800+ rooms in operation and under development. This development follows a mutual agreement to part ways with our former partners, the Renaissance Hotel group. The responsibility of the management of Avalon Intercontinental to continue to serve its esteemed clientele with best global standards was top of mind in choosing new partners. We are delighted to announce that effective today the Hotel formerly known as Renaissance Hotel Ikeja is now to be known and addressed as Radisson Blu Hotel, Lagos Ikeja, part of the Avalon Hotel Collection owners of Protea Hotel Ikeja, Protea Hotel Victoria Island and Avalon Hotel, Offa, Kwara State.

L-R: Executive Director, Avalon Intercontinental Nigeria Limited, Kazeem Tajudeen; Managing Partner,AT3 Resources, Tosin Adefeko; Director Legal, Avalon Intercontinental Nigeria Limited, Olaitan Tajudeen; General Manager, Radisson Blu Hotel Lagos Ikeja, George Balassis; and Director of Projects Avalon Intercontinental Nigeria Limited, Ahmed Tajudeen, at the press conference announcing the partnership between Radisson Blu and Avalon Intercontinental Nigeria Limited.

The hotel is centrally located in Ikeja, the capital of the Lagos State, home to many corporate headquarters, government offices and large manufacturers. It is situated on Mobolaji Bank Anthony Highway, a main highway linking Ikeja with the rest of Lagos. The location of Radisson Blu Hotel Lagos Ikeja is also just a few km away from Murtala Muhammed International Airport and close to the suburb’s cultural and tourist attractions.

The 155 room Radisson Blu Hotel, Lagos Ikeja offers a choice of contemporary standard, deluxe and executive rooms and a range of ultra-stylish 1,2 and 3 bedroom suites. All rooms carry a fresh and modern design with free High-Speed Wireless Internet.

L-R: Executive Director, Avalon Intercontinental Nigeria Limited, Kazeem Tajudeen; Managing Partner,AT3 Resources, Tosin Adefeko; Director Legal, Avalon Intercontinental Nigeria Limited, Olaitan Tajudeen; General Manager, Radisson Blu Hotel Lagos Ikeja, George Balassis; and Director of Projects Avalon Intercontinental Nigeria Limited, Ahmed Tajudeen, at the press conference announcing the partnership between Radisson Blu and Avalon Intercontinental Nigeria Limited.

The hotel has an extensive food and drinks offering with six different outlets. Guests can enjoy dining at the hotel’s all-day dining restaurant serving international and local cuisine, a steak house restaurant ready to calm a carnivorous craving, as well as a destination rooftop terrace and stylish lobby café. Guests can also bask in the views from the pool terrace while sipping on a refreshing drink at the adjoining bar or play a game of pool in the afropolitan business class lounge. The hotel is also fitted with a luxurious state of the art spa.

The hotel has impressive meeting and events facilities encompassing an area of 2,047m2 and including a ballroom, expansive conference room capable of hosting over 400 guests and six meeting rooms with an adjoining business centre. All meetings rooms are equipped with modern meeting technology and break-out area. Leisure facilities include a wellness spa, fully-equipped gym and swimming pool for travellers seeking to rejuvenate or maintain their fitness regime.

Throwing more light on this new development, Director of Legal at Avalon Intercontinental, owners of the hotel, Olaitan Tajudeen Salaudeen stated that both existing and potential customers are assured of boundless experiences from this new offering, “Our partnership with Radisson Blu is bound to provide a new lease of life within the property; our focus has and always will be on providing excellent services and an overall memorable guest experience”

She emphasized that Avalon Intercontinental is excited about the new partnership as both parties share the same intrinsic values. “We are so excited as we look forward to Radisson Blu bringing to bear their expertise to the delight of our esteemed customers, the strength of the Radisson Blu brand reinforces our optimism and belief in this decision’’.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
  1. Why is Radisson Blu Hotel expanding its operations in Nigeria at this time?

We have identified Nigeria as a key country for scaled growth and the addition of our second Radisson Blu in the megacity of Lagos perfectly complements our development strategy. We are confident the appeal of the international upscale Radisson Blu brand and the excellent location of the hotel will attract the attention of both international and domestic travellers.

  1. What sets Radisson Blu apart from the other global hotel chains in Nigeria?

 Beyond the fact that we are iconic, stylish and sophisticated. We create excitingly individual hotels for individual minds. We delight our travel savvy, modern guests with a genuine, inviting ambiance. We create excitement with our stunning, leading edge design. And we strive to engage each and every guest through our innovative and very relevant range of holistic facilities and services. We’ve packaged it all neatly together with 100% guaranteed satisfaction.

  1. Does the opening of the new branch mean that Radisson Blu is shifting its focus from the existing one?

The addition of Radisson Blu Ikeja reaffirms what our consumers already know, which is striving to engage each and every guest through our innovative and very relevant range of holistic facilities and services in any location of operation. We ensure same global standards at all our facilities.

  1. What experience should existing and potential customers expect?

 Radisson Blu features 380 unique hotels, open or coming soon, in the world’s most desirable destinations: dynamic major cities, nearby airport gateways and in the most sought after leisure hotspots. It’s a perfect equation that adds up to a highly individual and unforgettable 360° hospitality experience, unrivalled anywhere in the world today. Just as our consumers want their hotel to meet their lifestyles and preferences, we are saying we can offer them a lifestyle choice, and keep the experience remarkable(memorable instead).

  1. This current location was prior to now known as Renaissance; was there any conflict?

It was mutually agreed by all partners to part ways after a great working relationship. Avalon believes there are clear benefits of working with Radisson Blu with its existing presence in Lagos.

  1. What changes should the customers expect?

 Consumers should expect to enjoy the great experience that comes with individual hotels for individual minds that ties in with their hospitality experience at every Radisson Blu Hotel.

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