Movenpick inks landmark deal for first property in Nigeria

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    Movenpick Hotels & Resorts has revealed plans to open its first property in Nigeria, the largest economy in Africa.

    The company has signed a landmark deal with Queen Amina Garden Ventures Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Urban Shelter Ltd. a prominent Nigerian property development company, to manage the 250-key Movenpick Hotel and Conference Centre Abuja, marking another milestone in its ambitious African expansion strategy.

    With a projected launch date of early 2019, the upscale hotel will be Movenpick Hotels & Resorts’ third property to open in West Africa. Located in the Nigerian capital’s desirable Jabi Lake district, an upmarket residential area undergoing rapid development, Movenpick Hotel and Conference Centre Abuja will offer guests a peaceful lakeside setting while also offering excellent road links to the nearby international airport and city centre.


    The Abuja property will be Movenpick’s first property in Nigeria – Africa’s largest economy

    The property will be a focal point of The Queen Amina Garden, a stunning contemporary leisure and entertainment destination currently under construction, designed to cater to Nigeria’s growing affluent society and international guests, with key features including a retail promenade and residences.

    Movenpick Hotel and Conference Centre Abuja will also cater to the capital’s swelling population with some areas of the city witnessing growth of between 20% and 30% annually. One million people live in Abuja, rising to four million if you take into account its suburban areas.

    The hotel will comprise 250 rooms and suites; five food and beverage outlets including two specialty restaurants, one all-day-dining restaurant, a poolside bar/eatery and a lobby lounge; an Executive Club Lounge; one large fitness and spa facility for outside members; and a large natural resort setting including several pools, restaurants and tennis courts for hotel guests and where 200 cabanas will be available to rent.

    With Abuja’s burgeoning MICE market in mind, an expansive dedicated conference centre will be complemented by a ballroom and three flexible meeting spaces.

    Daniel Fountain / 14.10.2015

    Editor, Hotel Designs


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