Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group is one of the world's fastest growing hotel companies having a portfolio of 85 hotels and over 17,800 rooms in operation and under development in Africa. The location of Radisson Blu Hotel Lagos Ikeja is also just a few kilometres away from Murtala Muhammed International Airport and close to the suburb's cultural and tourist attractions. This strategic name change will allow the brand and the individual hotels to leverage the global recognition and strength of the Radisson brand. "By aligning with our Radisson brands, Country Inn & Suites hotels will benefit from increased name awareness among new and prospective guests, while retaining its brand essence of modern country warmth enjoyed by our current guests". Folorunsho Coker at the Grand Launch of Radisson Blu Hotel, Lagos, Ikeja.
"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".
MINNEAPOLIS-Country Inns & Suites By Carlson, an upper-midscale hotel brand, has changed its name to Country Inn & Suites by Radisson. There is a Radisson Blu under development in Abuja and one in Port Harcourt.
"We signed our first deal in Nigeria in 2006". In Asia Pacific, the brand now has 24 hotels in operation and 11 under development in India. We have three open and six under development.
Speaking further on the new hotel, Cordon said 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 suits. Guests can enjoy the all-day dining restaurant serving worldwide and local cuisine or dining at the steak house restaurant that will calm any carnivorous craving. Leisure facilities include a fully-equipped gym and swimming pool for travellers seeking to rejuvenate or maintain their fitness regime.
The General Manager, Radisson Blu Hotel Lagos, Ikeja, George Balassis, said, "We are excited and ready to welcome the local community and worldwide guests to Radisson Blu Hotel Lagos, Ikeja. We are sure that the team's passion to deliver the brand's renowned Yes I Can!SM service will lead us to become the preferred hotel in Ikeja for all guests".