Radisson Hotel Group, one of the fastest growing international hotel companies and one of the largest hotel operators in Nigeria, continues its ambitious growth in the country with the signing of three new hotels.
These new hotels include the highly anticipated debut of the bold and cutting-edge upscale lifestyle Radisson RED brand to the country and cemented the Group’s introduction in Abuja with two brands.
The hotels add over 400 rooms to Radisson Hotel Group’s Nigerian portfolio comprising of 11 hotels in operation and under development, placing the group firmly on track to reach their objective of 15 hotels in Nigeria by 2025.
Erwan Garnier, Senior Director, Development, Africa at Radisson Hotel Group says: “We are proud of our accelerated expansion in Nigeria, which mirrors our focus territories of Lagos and Abuja and the expansion of our diverse brands, from our premium luxury lifestyle brand with the Radisson Collection Hotel & Conference Center, Abuja to our renowned upper upscale brand with the Radisson Blu Hotel, Abuja CBD and finally the debut of our upscale lifestyle brand with Radisson RED Lagos VI – the first Radisson RED hotel in West Africa and third in Africa. These three signings have to date this year, increased our Nigerian pipeline by 50% with a rise from nearly 850 rooms to almost 1300 rooms. They are all under active construction as well, aligned with our African accelerated pipeline strategy which has kept us in the steady lead in terms of pipeline materialization.”
Radisson Hotel Group’s new hotel signings in Nigeria include:
Radisson Collection Hotel & Conference Center, Abuja
The new-build, 249 room hotel will be Abuja’s first luxury hotel and will further expand the Group’s Radisson Collection portfolio in Nigeria as the country’s third Radisson Collection hotel and the premium lifestyle brands debut in Abuja. The hotel will have an expansive range of rooms, from standard rooms and apartments to lofts and presidential suites. Spanning across almost 3000 square meters, the meeting spaces will consist of a dividable conference hall, five meeting rooms, a board room, as well as a pre-function area.
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 is the city’s most popular market, Wuse market, Jabai Boat Club, a water based recreational facility and family entertainment center, and Abuja National Mosque, also known as the Nigerian National Mosque, built in 1984.
Radisson Blu Hotel, Abuja CBD
Debuting the renowned upper upscale Radisson Blu brand in Nigeria’s capital city is the Group’s 3rd Radisson Blu hotel in Nigeria. The 104-room hotel, scheduled to open in Q1 2025, will be in Abuja’s Central Business District (CBD), 45 minutes from the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport.
The hotel will have a stylish piano bar and an all-day dining restaurant along with fitness and wellness facilities and 245 square meters of meetings and events space.
Radisson RED Lagos VI
Further expanding the Group’s presence as its 7th hotel in operation and under development in Lagos, is the highly anticipated debut of the bold and cutting-edge upscale Radisson RED brand in Nigeria. The new-build, 62 room hotel scheduled to open in Q4 2025 will introduce the country to the renowned Radisson RED brand and its unique food and beverage concepts through its lobby bar, all day dining restaurant and rooftop bar and terrace which in true Radisson RED style will become the most coveted rooftop venue in the country.
Additional facilities will include a gym and pool along with 249 square meters of flexible meetings and events space, consisting of a conference room, a board room and two meeting rooms. The hotel will be located just over 30 minutes’ drive from Lagos Murtala Muhammed Airport, in Victoria Island, the main business and financial center and one of the most sought-after residential areas in Lagos, which has the highest hotel performance in West Africa due to its financial hub status and size of its economy.