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Intercontinental Hotel launch in Lagos - BellaNaija - September2013016The latest hotel in town, InterContinental Lagos, was launched last Sunday 29th September 2013 at Victoria Island, Lagos.

The hotel, owned by the Milan Group had its grand opening done by His Excellency, Babatunde Raji Fashola (SAN), Governor of Lagos State and saw celebrities, political persons and much more grace the event.

The Governor in his speech commended the promoters of the event for their vision regarding the hotel as a welcome development at a time Nigeria is looking for foreign investments to grow its economy.

Speaking on behalf of the owners of InterContinental Lagos, the Chairman of Milan Group, Ramesh Valechha, disclosed that the newly opened first luxury five-star hotel in the history of Nigeria has created 650 direct employments and scores of indirect employment in the hotel value chain.

The grand opening event was attended by eminent persons among whom were Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi; his predecessor, Chief Joseph Sanusi; Lagos State Commissioners for Commerce and Industry, Sola Oworu; Kayode Opeifa (Transport); Engr. Taofiq Tijani (Energy and Mineral Resources); Group Managing Director of Milan Group, Rajesh Valechha; Executive Director, Milan Group, Vikram Valechha; General Manager, InterContinental Lagos, Didier Coeln; Regional General Manager Africa, InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG); Maher Nasr and Regional Director, IHG; Karl Hala, Ali Baba, Omawumi, Yemi Sax and others.
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Monalisa Chinda

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CBN Governor – Sanusi Lamido Sanusi

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Desmond Elliot

 

Former Skye Bank MD - Akinsola Akinfemiwa

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Yemi Sax

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DJ Sose

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Ali Baba

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95 Comments

  1. Editrix

    October 8, 2013 at 1:24 pm

    All na Crinkum Crankum.

    • royalty

      October 8, 2013 at 10:34 pm

      lmao!! political buhaha!! lol

    • i no send

      October 8, 2013 at 10:37 pm

      lol…u r not ok

  2. stella

    October 8, 2013 at 1:33 pm

    Uche Uchendu pls can I have that dress?

  3. Hurpeyeahmie

    October 8, 2013 at 1:35 pm

    lmao na real crinkum crankum

  4. Teddy Bear

    October 8, 2013 at 1:45 pm

    As beautiful as this hotel is, it saddens me to know that is the norm in our country. Foreigners come in and set up shop and excel while we pad their pockets, drink, celebrate and smile with them meanwhile, they are making tons of money off of us. With all of the money and resources our country has, someone please tell me why this couldn’t have been a Nigerian? Also, does anyone think for one second that this could have been done by a Nigerian in the country from which this Milan Group is originally from? Sigh. My people, my people.

    • Anon

      October 8, 2013 at 3:37 pm

      Most of these foreigners are fronts. The real person behind it is, yes a Nigerian.

    • Teddy Bear

      October 8, 2013 at 10:08 pm

      Really? How do you know?

    • MN

      October 9, 2013 at 8:36 am

      iConcur

    • triple o!

      October 8, 2013 at 4:17 pm

      When a Nigerian now opens a business and announces it on Bella Naija, they will be insulted back to their house!

    • Teddy Bear

      October 8, 2013 at 5:10 pm

      By who? Certainly not by someone like me. Legitimate, successful nigerian-owned businesses always have me beaming with pride.

    • Leah

      October 8, 2013 at 10:32 pm

      Please shut up.

    • Titi

      October 8, 2013 at 5:31 pm

      Absolutely I agree with you. Exactly my thoughts as well. How many of us will ever be able to afford this when all we need is 24hours light and clean water, who cares about a 5 star hotel in a state where there is so much poverty and parents cannot afford to send their kids to school. I think the governor should not have been there either, perhaps send a rep. The cost of living in Lagos is high, this does not do anything for the country really, like this is something we all have been waiting for. It is ridiculous!

    • Ovadje

      October 8, 2013 at 11:54 pm

      @Titi, this hotel has created more JOBS (direct and indirect) — for builders, technicians, architects, artisans, engineers, interior decorators, landscapers, suppliers (from the one that supplies beer to those that supply eggs and linen), etc — than all of govt’s so-called “poverty alleviation” put together, and will probably generate more TAX revenues (both personal and corporate) for the LASG than the monthly allocations it picks up from Abuja. So KUDOS to Fashola. The best way to tackle poverty is by increasing ECONOMIC ACTIVITY, not by preaching or posturing.

    • vee

      October 8, 2013 at 10:38 pm

      ure so right

    • Naija Realist

      October 8, 2013 at 11:32 pm

      What’s stopping you? I assume you are Nigerian…

    • Anonymous

      December 6, 2013 at 9:28 am

      I know this is a late comment, but I totally disagree with everything you said. What you have just said is economically illogical. First off, this hotel is providing employment for Nigerians, so those Nigerians are ”making money of them”. Second all, I don’t understand why people talk down on their orientation. It doesn’t matter whether you are black or white, if you start up a legit business that seems to have potential in the italian market, guess what, they are going to want you to come invest in their country, because they are going to benefit from you. Incase you don’t know, it is these big companies that are paying the taxes capable of funding and developing major projects. Try and look at the positives and stop complaining about everything. I’m sure Intercontinental is in other developed and developing countries, and they are benefiting in the same we are going to benefit. Try and look at the bigger picture.
      You just need to give up this foreigners setting up business’ talk, it is called International Trade Mr Teddy Bear. The person who brought them here is a Nigerian and that is just how it works in every other country, you see development you complain, you see no development I’m sure you’ll still complain. What do you want?

  5. Seyi

    October 8, 2013 at 1:48 pm

    As an EA to a very high powered Business Manager in the international hotel business, I have gotten the privilege to travel to wherever and stay at some of the best hotels in the world. Nigerian food has suffered. A hotel is opening in Lagos and you mean all the Chefs that we have cannot be creative and come up with some indigenous or at least Nigerian inspired nibbly stuff or canapes. It is not that hard. Food Blogs like Lohis Creations, 9ja foodie, Dooney’s Kitchen etc have shown that it is possible. I am not talking about serving eba and amala or pounded yam before some unimaginative voltrons will jump on my comment. 5 star hotel or not. If they had any regard for the country and culture their hotel is and the guests who are obviously Nigerian. They will do better. I have been to openings of hotels in India, Turkey, Egypt, Taiwan, Malaysia, to mention a few and the food was mostly indigenous. Slices of water melon doesn’t count. But of course we like to pretend as usual. Slavery mentality that oyinbo mans food must be better. Mschew. Crinkum Crankum

    • Escada

      October 8, 2013 at 2:41 pm

      Seyi, ur message is spot on! lmao…crinkum crankum

    • Bleed blue

      October 8, 2013 at 4:09 pm

      Message ke? How about Seyi’s job?!!! THAT’S WHAT’S UP!!! 🙂

    • AA

      October 8, 2013 at 2:46 pm

      FYI, we do not have CHEFS in naija, we have COOKS. There is no culinary institute in Nigeria to produce chefs. Chefs create dishes, cooks just repeat recipes and cook the meal.

    • Irritated

      October 8, 2013 at 2:54 pm

      Plllllleaaaase have a seat. Have you been to this hotel? They have a restaurant fully dedicated to African food. Did you see they tried to show the Nigerian culture by having the hostesses wear different Nigerian outfits? Please learn to praise the good. It is an INTERNATIONAL hotel, meaning it should be a fusion of cultures.

    • Mrs Yes Man

      October 8, 2013 at 3:18 pm

      and you saw fusion in the food. Let me go check again. In your words……pllllllllease. The token 3 or how many ladies were dressed in traditional attire does not showcase any culture. They are only there as smokescreen we have seen such attires before. Nothing new. If they wanted to think outside the box they could have. What happened to their restaurant dedicated to African food. It is an INTERNATIONAL hotel but as Seyi mentioned above they will not try this in India, Malaysia, or any of the Middle Eastern countries. Please shut up and don’t throw your own people under the bus. Crinkum Crankum White slave that you are.

    • slice

      October 8, 2013 at 3:09 pm

      yes o fish, small meat pies and sausage rolls, puff puff, suya, goat meat, peppered gizzard, moin moin, etc. put any of these on a stick and finger food don start be dat

    • jcsgrl

      October 8, 2013 at 6:42 pm

      chai I just dey salivate as I dey read your comment. Now I’m thinking of ordering all these for weekend *covers face. dis is why someone cant lose weight. You see wetin you cause

    • Sho.

      October 8, 2013 at 8:04 pm

      Seyi, take my likes.

      And I agree, Seyi’s job is what’s up! lol

    • LAFFGAL

      October 8, 2013 at 8:27 pm

      do we need to educate u abt wat a cocktail party is…Bella Naija didn’t cover the whole of the event. all the hostesses,over 20 of them were dressed in native attire. The guest relations team and restaurant hostesses are wear natives. The Nigerian Chefs of the Hotel are the best in the world even the expatriate Chef cannot compete with dem,. The Hotel is Naija compliant even though there is a fusion of International Culture.

    • Omo

      October 8, 2013 at 9:11 pm

      Look at the person that wants to educate someone. The English you just typed who needs an Education more. In your uneducated mind Nigerian food cannot be served at a cocktail party in Lagos. Shame on you. You obviously work for the hotel. If your English is indicative of the calibre of staff that they employ, need I say more. The Naija chefs are indeed the best in the world and all they could churn out were boring repetitive food that we have seen hundred times over.

    • Mz Socially Awkward...

      October 8, 2013 at 8:48 pm

      Seyi, I actually didn’t pay attention to the lack of Naija inspired food until you pointed it out (having become quite used to seeing all kinds of foreign mede-mede’s being photographed as the food of choice at Lagos events).

      But good spot, this is why you’re in the hotel business and I’m just a single-minded layman 🙂 Indeed, Naija small-chops won’t have been difficult to interpret as hor d’evours for the opening night, dem for mix am wt the oyibo food.

    • Mz Socially Awkward...

      October 8, 2013 at 9:01 pm

      P.S. This matter of crinkum crankum… Make una take am easy, biko 😀

    • Omo

      October 8, 2013 at 9:19 pm

      As in. When you are used to seeing the same of the same every time, it takes an experienced eye in the business to point it out. Sadly like you I have also accepted status quo about the food served at Lagos events. Seyi kudos to you for calling this hotel out. Your work experience is definitely speaking here. People like you who know their onions should have been hired and not kiss ass sell out Nigerians who can’t be bold to stand for something different and push the boundaries. Someone like Lohi or Dunni would have churned out World Class Nigerian Canapes that would have wowed the guests and set the standard for others to follow. But nooooooo we have to be 140million Mumu

    • Dayo

      October 9, 2013 at 12:02 am

      Perhaps the BN photog did not snap a picture of Nigerian food or perhaps the caterer was fixated by Oyinbo small chops, but the more pertinent point is that (having stayed there myself) the hotel actually serve laods of Nigerian foods. But of course, every hotel caters to its customers and frankly most Nigerians do not go to hotels to eat Nigerian food (that they believe they can better prepare at home) and for most foreigners it is only a spicy novelty only sampled on the rare occasion. I presume the Intercontinental is running a for-profit business and is not an dept of the Nigerian Culture ministry.

    • Seyi

      October 9, 2013 at 10:31 am

      Dayo same ID as Ovadje which one are you. International hotels in Italy serve Italian food as a matter of course and not a token restaurant dedicated to only Italian food just as you said this hotel does. International hotels in France, same thing. In Asia, same thing. Spain, Portugal, Greece. May I continue or should I just ask you to get yourself exposed and stop being ignorant.
      Italians are also guests at international hotels in their country and they get served Italian food they can also make at home. Same thing applies in France, Malaysia, Japan, Taiwan, India, etc. Unless you have a Michelin Star Chef on speed dial, even the food you make at home will not stand up to his. International hotels anywhere in the world mostly have guests who are local to the country. International or not, the bulk of their guests will be Nigerian.
      Let me not bore you with details of my job but I know what I am saying. This oyinbo mentality is only common in big hotels in Africa. If we don’t champion our cause of stop coming here, collecting our Naira and treating one of the most important parts of our culture (food) like a second class citizen in its own base. Anyway, I don’t blame you. All you pretentious fake posh Nigerians are like that.
      For those that get it @ Mz Socially Akward, Mrs Yes Man, Slice, Omo and Escada, thanks. One day we will get there. @Bleed Blue and Sho, lol it is a whirlwind and stressful job but the perks far outweigh managing someone’s life like you are his mother. Or maybe I am just consoling myself with that. I will let you know when the next Manager is hiring.

  6. Okechukwu Ofili

    October 8, 2013 at 1:52 pm

    higgy haga things…lol. I would have liked to see pictures of the rooms and how much it costs per night…but o well…na to build my own hotel.

    • dont mention

      October 8, 2013 at 2:28 pm

      this was the reason y i scrolled down too, i thought i would see pics of the rooms n the pricing…..but i follow u ofili, i guess na to build my own,,,,na really crinkum crankum

    • MCharles

      October 8, 2013 at 2:49 pm

      ihg.com/intercontinental/hotels/gb/en/lagos/losha/hoteldetail Well, as u neva fit build ur own hotel, u can go online for reservation or to see more room photos :p

    • Okechukwu Ofili

      October 8, 2013 at 6:25 pm

      why you dey call me out now…lol. Thanks for the link sha. They should have put the link inside the blog. Anyway this marketers can afford to pay for post and forget to add the primary link.

    • MCharles

      October 8, 2013 at 2:58 pm

      ihg.com/intercontinental/hotels/gb/en/lagos/losha/hoteldetail Well, as u neva fit build ur own hotel, u can go online for reservation or to see more room photos :p

  7. Nkechi

    October 8, 2013 at 1:56 pm

    Wait oh so you wan take tell me that we the “giant of Africa” don carry last for 5 star hotel on this continent? Na wa when SA, Kenya and them have had five star hotels since forever this is serious we need to work on our image so as to attract more investors and tourists.

  8. lisa

    October 8, 2013 at 1:57 pm

    classy event….i dont like Monalisa’s dress

  9. Omalicha

    October 8, 2013 at 1:59 pm

    5 star ke?

  10. Gistyinka Blog

    October 8, 2013 at 2:01 pm

    Hmmm @ Editrix

  11. Nelly Agbogu'weight loss blog

    October 8, 2013 at 2:02 pm

    i heard the cost is bank breaking!

  12. Adaoma Obi

    October 8, 2013 at 2:04 pm

    @ okechukwu.. u are absolutely right! GBAM!

  13. Melikey

    October 8, 2013 at 2:21 pm

    Na wa o. So Nigeria is just getting to 5-star huh? Other countries don reach 7 star dey pass sef. It is well.

  14. Concerned_Boyfriend

    October 8, 2013 at 2:26 pm

    How do you build 5 star hotel when the gateway (Muritala Airport) to hotel is an eye sore ?. I don’t get it… Granted this was a private investment, somebody need to talk to the government about the current state of our airport…It’s a national disgrace.

    • nene

      October 8, 2013 at 10:18 pm

      tha airport is an eyesore as well as many other things. 5 star or 6 star hotel is not what nigeria needs. ain’t nobody (foreigner) got time for a corrupt,no electricity, no water, no security shithole (Nigeria) with 5 star hotel. i guess they have money to spend.mschew.

  15. FlashFlash

    October 8, 2013 at 2:32 pm

  16. ogedengbe ken omogbai

    October 8, 2013 at 2:38 pm

    this is lovely…. omobar.blogspot.com

  17. ty

    October 8, 2013 at 2:42 pm

    looool, so we r just getting to 5tar hotel, but eko hotel used to be a 5 star hotel , guess it dropped. this is good, this is called foreign direct investment, at least these people r investing, they would hire lots of nigerians, i know this cuz my friend was asked to come work for the hr dept before d hotel was completed. also, they would pay lots of tax. i trust fashola. so far as d capital flight is not too much. this is good for nigeria. at least it will improve lagos and gear it towards becoming a tourist city, even though its a commercial city.

  18. Obinnanze

    October 8, 2013 at 2:45 pm

    Indeed, very classy.

  19. truthbetold

    October 8, 2013 at 3:00 pm

    One thing that gladdens me is that those (Igbos) who claim to have developed Lagos cannot lay any claim to this cos its not spare parts business. The hotel was also financed by two major Yoruba Banks…Skye and Wema. That should shut them up for life.

    • Memosa!

      October 8, 2013 at 3:20 pm

      you should shut up!

    • Mimi

      October 8, 2013 at 3:59 pm

      sorry for you…tribe is your problem when we have pressing issues affecting the nation.

    • e-bukun

      October 8, 2013 at 4:22 pm

      What are you saying? How that one take enter this matter? We dey talk Okra, you dey talk plantain.

    • Rolake

      October 8, 2013 at 4:36 pm

      My God, i am yoruba and i must say, this is the height of shallow thinking. The shallowest thing i have ever read from anyone.

    • OgeAdiro

      October 8, 2013 at 5:42 pm

      Anu nkita!

    • chichi

      October 8, 2013 at 6:47 pm

      looool..stay pressed my dear 🙂

    • Sho.

      October 8, 2013 at 8:06 pm

      Take two pills of chill, darling. Your knickers are too much in a twist.

    • Jelly

      October 9, 2013 at 1:24 am

      Okay clap for yourself,at this time and age????? Sorry for you.

  20. Bee

    October 8, 2013 at 3:24 pm

    Which one concern tribe now…We need to learn to be United, its not a competition.I didn’t even know banks had tribes

    • Vee

      October 9, 2013 at 11:20 am

      My dear, I was thinking the same thing lool. Yoruba banks?? Really??

  21. Madman

    October 8, 2013 at 3:25 pm

    God is with us.

  22. Aderonke

    October 8, 2013 at 3:44 pm

    Milan repping Tinubu investment tinz, crinkum crankum tinz! Possess all you can, one day one day bush meat go catch the hunter! Higgy Hagga running tins lool

  23. JUMMIE

    October 8, 2013 at 3:55 pm

    lolzzzzzzzzzzzzz @ crinkum crankum things

  24. Smallie

    October 8, 2013 at 4:24 pm

    Lmbo at “Crinkum Crankum” amd “Higgy Haga” hehehe

    On another note, this DJ Sose is hot oh! I don’t typically like tattoos, but his face tattoo is very hot!

  25. QueenofEverything

    October 8, 2013 at 4:31 pm

    completely off topic but… BN, maybe you can introduce like buttons so people like me don’t have to repeat comments that someone else has put forward but mirror my exact sentiments?

  26. Funmi

    October 8, 2013 at 4:37 pm

    I love omawunmi’s dress

    • i no send

      October 8, 2013 at 10:45 pm

      yes i do too

  27. Melikey

    October 8, 2013 at 5:19 pm

    BN why do you even let these tribalistic comments on ur blog?

    • e-bukun

      October 8, 2013 at 5:28 pm

      Freedom of speech.

    • OgeAdiro

      October 8, 2013 at 5:47 pm

      “I do not agree with what you have to say, but I’ll defend to the death your right to say it.” ~Voltaire
      That’s why.

    • e-bukun

      October 9, 2013 at 12:03 am

      Yes o. How we for do naa?

  28. Olori Tari

    October 8, 2013 at 6:50 pm

    LMfAO….these comments killed me…lol crinkum crankum and higgy haga.

  29. Nneks

    October 8, 2013 at 7:06 pm

    LOL please allow @truthbetold to voice her opnion it is a comment section afterall..let her be

  30. Omo

    October 8, 2013 at 7:20 pm

    AHAHAHAHAHAHA… na real higgy hagga tinz, ( political higgy hagga business), crinkum crankum. Patrick Obayagbonna shay u see what u have caused oooo. @ Editrix n Okechukwu Ofili, I had to go watch that Obayagbonna interview again. Had some good laugh today u guys made my day…

  31. Modella

    October 8, 2013 at 7:37 pm

    What is it about tribe that irk people..is it that serious?

  32. miss god

    October 8, 2013 at 7:42 pm

    OMG meyehn i gass make am! checkout d photo of Oba of lagos, Fmr governor of CBN, and governor of Lagos POWERFUL!!!

  33. ms sexy

    October 8, 2013 at 10:08 pm

    so spanx has finished in the market and Monalisa couldn’t get 1 to buy?
    or is she pregnant???
    Belinda pls hit d gym fast, 30mins 3x a week wl turn u to a damsel, u have a very pretty face!

  34. Cool cat

    October 8, 2013 at 10:27 pm

    Yoruba gel, sorry to burst your bubble bu the hotel is owned by a man from delta state. MUMU like you.

    The the comment about governor being there, i disgaree completely with your comment. First off this is a landmark in lagos that will bring investors, tourists, etc into the state. They are creating employment, they will pay tax. If you havent noticed fashola is actualising his mega city vision, he has deported the beggars, very soon if you’re not rich in lagos, you cannot live here. On a serious note, for real, infact, let me vent, lagos is not for the poor anymore. Some nuevoteq company recently came to install pre-paid meters in my area for water, ordinary water o. This mega city thing wont be funny for people in the long run.

  35. Soum

    October 8, 2013 at 11:30 pm

    You all made my night with your comments…….crnkum crankum

  36. NNENNE

    October 9, 2013 at 1:17 am

    …Have no care in the world who sets up shop. Let them do clean business, hire people and pay taxes. I will never be jealous over their profit.
    Oyinbo build , we cry. Igbo man build, we will cry. Yet we do not want to build.
    What do we really want?

    • Dayo

      October 9, 2013 at 5:54 pm

      Abeg don’t mind our people. We be such xenophobes. There are millions of us earning our livelihoods abroad (foreign remittance has become one of our biggest sources of forex), yet some of us are always whinning about how foreigners (who are actually creating jobs for our people) are exporting money that they earned or (absurdly) not taking the lead in promoting or projecting our culture (as if “Mama Calabar” is a British name). Unfortunately, while we are busying whinning and moaning, others figure out that our challenges are actually opportunities.

  37. Nwa.baby

    October 9, 2013 at 4:07 am

    Hia…the ‘3 star’ ones already cost an arm and a leg per night, how much this one wan cost? Ordinarily, this would be a good thing but in that country….#sigh. There is so much wrong in that country.

  38. Dayo

    October 9, 2013 at 5:42 pm

    @Seyi, please get over yourself with your condescension (and nope, I am NOT Ovadje, just happened to share a laptop yesterday). Blathering on the Internet about your job just comes across as sad annd desperate, and as if you have a huge chip on your shoulder.

    Now, to the SUBSTANTIVE matter under discourse. There are restaurants in London, Rome and Paris that serve ONLY chinese or other oriental fare. There are more Indian (and Indian-themed) restaurants in London than in Bombay, and one can even find NIGERIAN food in NYC, Dubai or London! Again, I do not suppose that the Intercontinental is a branch of the Nigerian Cultural Dept. (and presume they actually did a market survey)and therefore not the least bit surprised that they are not serving primarily Nigerian fare. If you believe that there is a market for an upscale Lagos establishment/hotel serving only (or primarily) Nigerian food, why don’t you make yourself a killing and start one. That’s a much better way to actually help your country rather than boring folks with preachy pontification on an Internet forum — or as some others would say, “crinkum crankum and higgy haga.” LMAO!

    • Omo

      October 9, 2013 at 9:30 pm

      It is when people have nothing substantial to say that they result to insults. It shows their level of mental and emotional intelligence. Add typing in capital letters to the mix = teenage immature behaviour. It takes a certain level of intelligence and exposure to appreciate what she is saying. You obviously fall short. You don’t have to be Pro Naija and be Anti Foreign. Both are not mutually exclusive. Learn to differentiate between the two. Hits forehead, see who I am trying to explain things to. @Seyi, people like you should not stop clamouring to see a difference. From the responses above, those who get the message, get the message.

    • Dayo

      November 17, 2013 at 10:11 am

      Physician, cure thyself. You seek to protest perceived insults with insults of your own. And btw, it’s actually a “resort (not result) to insults”. Smdh @

  39. sara

    October 9, 2013 at 10:21 pm

    Five star today….Struggling for two stars tomorrow. The main issue in building these grand buildings in the lack of maintenance after its built. If we could just maintain (clean thoroughly, properly fix/replace broken fixtures, renovate, etc) our buildings we wouldn’t have inhumane living conditions such as the police barracks or university dorms.

  40. Caribbean Babe

    October 10, 2013 at 1:32 am

    I am happy to see the launch of this new hotel but wonder whether it promotes the culture of the Nigerian people. I am a Caribbean lady, married to a Nigerian and enjoy staying at boutique hotels in Lagos. I am not a fan of the big foreign owned hotels. The Nigerian owned boutique hotels offer international cuisine as well as Nigerian dishes. You get a more intimate feel of the culture and people, whilst enjoying the finest of Nigeria. Boutique hotels are the way. However, if you are new to Nigeria (a first time tourist), the bigger hotels like Intercontinental is probably best, as many tourists are afraid of insecurity. On one trip to Nigeria, I was the victim of armed robbery. After the ordeal, I felt safer at the Transcorp hotel because of better security. So whether we like it or not, the bigger hotels like Intercontinental are here to stay because tourists may feel safer, for security reasons. My sister in-law and brother-in-law went to a hotel owned by Nigerians, only for armed robbers to storm the hotel… but that’s another long story… So 5 star hotels are the way to go to encourage tourists to come to Nigeria. A brand name like Intercontinental is known and trusted worldwide. So foreigners would be happy to come and stay at this hotel.

  41. dma

    October 11, 2013 at 11:33 am

    Nice elegant and beautiful I would say. Situated in Lagos Nigeria but certainly not for just any Nigerian. At $333.00 us dollars per night! How many Nigerians have dollars lined up in their pockets? This one is for the rich only!!!!

    • sabati

      February 14, 2014 at 9:43 pm

      The is a luxury hotels for the luxury market., those who cannot afford it should stay in less luxury hotels. Very simple really. unless you believe in communism where nobody has any money and everyone is equally miserable. We suggest North Korea.

  42. latika

    February 12, 2014 at 7:27 am

    I booked a hotel through mydeals247 an got it at a very cheap rate..MyDeals247 is the

    only place where u can bargain online.Guys try it once its very nice and good

  43. Ingrid Van der Hoeven

    February 14, 2014 at 9:40 pm

    LuxuryGroup.com congratulates you on the opening of this magnificent hotel in Lagos.

  44. obyno

    November 4, 2014 at 3:18 am

    i don’t know why you guyz are so desperate about who owns the hotel. the infact is that the hotel created job opportunity and boost economy in lagos.

  45. kelecie

    December 20, 2014 at 10:11 am

    Woow always find the comments in BN more interesting than the post itself. Higgy hagga crinkum crankum … Words for next year!! Lol

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