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Hospitality: SIFAX Group opens 250-bed Marriott Hotel in Lagos

Sifax Group, with business interests in maritime, logistics and haulage among other areas, has brought the best of luxurious hospitality to Lagos with its newly-built Marriott Hotel located in GRA Ikeja, Lagos.

This five-star hotel occupying 11 floors, is a 250-bed luxury facility with a 1,000-capaity ballroom, executive meeting rooms, exclusive crew lounge, VIP lounges,  a 400-capacity car park, 206 standard rooms, 44 suites(including three presidential ones), a gym and continental restaurants.

L-R: , Group Executive Director, Corporate Services, SIFAX Group, Bode Ojeniyi; General Manager, Lagos Marriott Hotel, Janse Van Rensburg; Executive Director, Business Development and Strategic Planning, SIFAX Group, Wunmi Eniola-Jegede and Managing Director, Mac-Folly Hospitality Limited, Chike Ogeah, at the press conference to announce the opening of the Lagos Marriott Hotel, Ikeja, in Lagos, recently.

Speaking at a news briefing, General Manager of the hotel, Janse van Rensburg, said the design and taste of the hotel targeted luxury with complete value for every customer.

“Every client of Lagos Marriott Hotel is set for an unimaginable premium experience like never before.

“We assure them of world-class hospitality, super customer satisfaction and royalty treatment. Frequent travelers who have points using the Marriott hotel franchise globally can also redeem their points here in Nigeria too.

“We have an in-club system for our premium members located on the first floor of the hotel.

“The unique selling propositions of this hotel are the various amazing products we offer our clients which are non-existent in the country’s hospitality industry. The security of our guests is very paramount to us and that’s why every door and window in the facility is bomb-proof.”

Rensburg explained that the hotel, which is in the classic premium category on the Marriott quality ranking, will be managed by the franchise owner, Marriott Hotel, for quality assurance purposes.

Speaking also, Managing Director of Mac-Folly Hospitality Limited, a subsidiary of SIFAX Group’s hospitality, Chike Ogeah, applauded the Group Executive Vice Chairman of SIFAX Group, Dr Taiwo Afolabi for investing in the multi-billion naira business, adding that his vision of a premium hospitality business in Lagos has manifested through the new hotel.

“The building of the hotel took us six years. We took our time to tastefully select all the materials and equipment that were used in order to give our clients the best.

“As a widely travelled man who has experienced first-hand hospitality at its peak, our Chairman, Dr. Afolabi, decided to build this hotel in Nigeria in order to promote the hospitality and tourism industry in Lagos and provide opportunities to further improve the economy.”

Credit: Tribune

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