Radisson Hotel Group is expanding its luxury lifestyle brand, Radisson Collection, to Abuja, Nigeria’s capital and political powerhouse. The Radisson Collection Hotel & Conference Center in Abuja, Nigeria, is the Group’s ninth hotel and the third Radisson Collection in the country, putting it on track to have 15 hotels in the country 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 are the city’s most popular market, Wuse Market; the Jabai Boat Club, a water-based recreational facility and family entertainment center, and the Abuja National Mosque, also known as the Nigerian National Mosque, built in 1984.
Abuja has been identified as a key market within our robust development strategy to reach 150 hotels across Africa within the next five years
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, and a board room, as well as 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 honor to kick start the year by introducing our beloved luxury lifestyle brand for experience-driven travelers 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 the 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, specialty, and rooftop restaurants will offer tailored and unforgettable dining experiences. To unwind, guests will be able to relax on the pool deck and bar or enjoy their favorite 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.”