Africa’s First Curio Collection by Hilton Hotel Opens Its Doors

Legend Hotel Lagos Airport opens at Murtala Muhammed International Airport and marks Hilton’s 500th hotel across Europe, Middle East and Africa

October 05, 2018 // Franchising.com // LAGOS, Nigeria and MCLEAN, Va. - Hilton (NYSE:HLT) today announced the opening of Legend Hotel Lagos Airport, Curio Collection by Hilton, which marks Hilton’s 500th hotel to open across Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA). The hotel joins the exclusive Curio Collection by Hilton, a collection of more than 60 one-of-a-kind hotels and resorts celebrated for their individuality and appeals to travellers seeking local and authentic experiences.

Legend Hotel Lagos Airport is located at Murtala Muhammed International Airport which serves more than eight million passengers each year [1]. The stylish hotel is adjacent to the airport’s private jet terminal and has an exclusive immigrations and customs desk in the hotel for private jet passengers. The hotel is also approximately five kilometres from the domestic terminal and one kilometre from the international terminal.

“Having recently celebrated the addition of our 60th Curio Collection hotel, we are excited to debut in Africa with Legend Hotel Lagos Airport, a contemporary property with close proximity to a major financial centre in Nigeria,” said Mark Nogal, global head, Curio Collection by Hilton. “Whether it’s taking in the views of the airfield from De Bull restaurant and bar or enjoying the beautiful Art Deco style interiors, Legend Hotel Lagos Airport offers travellers a distinctive and unexpected experience in a growing tourist destination.”

Hilton is committed to growth and opportunity across Africa and has had a continuous presence on the continent since 1959. Hilton currently operates 41 hotels in Africa with 53 in its development pipeline, and expects to double its portfolio of hotels on the continent during the next five years as it continues to grow and enter new markets. In the next five years alone, the company will open hotels in 13 countries where it does not currently operate, including Botswana, Ghana, Swaziland, Uganda, Malawi and Rwanda.

“We’re thrilled to welcome travellers to Legend Hotel Lagos Airport,” said Peter Idoko, general manager, Legend Hotel Lagos Airport. “With an unrivalled location, exclusive immigration and customs desk, spacious guest rooms and the support of Hilton and its award-winning Hilton Honors program, the hotel is perfect for travellers looking for unparalleled accommodations near the airport and convenience to local attractions.”

Legend Hotel Lagos Airport’s convenient location also allows guests to explore the Ikeja district, with the lush Ikeja Golf Club less than seven kilometres away and Ikeja City Mall within close proximity. In addition, travellers can discover Lagos’ rich heritage at Freedom Park and the National Museum or enjoy the state’s natural beauty at Oniru Private Beach or Victoria Island.

Hotel Highlights

  • Contemporary design: The hotel boasts 54 spacious guest rooms and suites, featuring beautiful Art Deco style interiors. All guest rooms offer a 40-inch TV, chaise lounge, ergonomic workspace, and a bathroom with separate shower and bathtub. The hotel also has two Presidential Suites, which offer a private terrace with a bar and whirlpool, and stunning airfield views.
  • Culinary experience: At De Bull restaurant and bar, guests can enjoy Nigerian dishes, global cuisine and signature cocktails while taking in views of the airfield. In addition, the stylish Sky Lounge is ideal for light bites and refreshments, and room service is available 24/7.
  • Business and leisure facilities: The hotel offers three flexible meeting rooms featuring spacious outdoor terraces, natural daylight and modern A/V equipment. With a total area of 120 square metres, the meeting space can host up to 80 delegates. For guests looking to refresh and recharge, the hotel also has an indoor swimming pool, steam room and 24/7 accessible fitness centre.

Legend Hotel Lagos Airport, Curio Collection by Hilton is part of Hilton Honors, the award-winning guest-loyalty program for Hilton's 14 distinct hotel brands. Members who book directly have access to instant benefits, including a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose nearly any combination of Points and money to book a stay, an exclusive member discount, free standard Wi-Fi and the Hilton Honors mobile app.

For more information, or to make a reservation, visit Legend Hotel Lagos Airport, Curio Collection by Hilton or call +234-1-9044111. For news on Curio Collection by Hilton, visit newsroom.hilton.com/curio.

[1] https://www.premiumtimesng.com/business/business-news/253834-nigerian-airports-record-9-2-million-passengers-140552-aircraft-movement-nine-months.html

About Curio Collection by Hilton

Curio Collection by Hilton is an upper upscale, global portfolio of more than 60 one-of-a-kind hotels and resorts handpicked for their unique character. Curio Collection properties appeal to travelers seeking unexpected and authentic experiences, and the benefits of Hilton’s award-winning guest loyalty program, Hilton Honors. Read the latest brand and property stories at newsroom.hilton.com/curio; discover Curio Collection destinations through the eyes of locals with 48-hour itineraries at citiesbycurio.com; and connect with Curio Collection on facebook.com/curiocollection, instagram.com/curiocollection and twitter.com/curiocollection.

About Hilton

Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company, with a portfolio of 14 world-class brands comprising more than 5,400 properties with nearly 880,000 rooms, in 106 countries and territories. Hilton is dedicated to fulfilling its mission to be the world’s most hospitable company by delivering exceptional experiences - every hotel, every guest, every time. The company's portfolio includes Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Canopy by Hilton, Curio Collection by Hilton, DoubleTree by Hilton, Tapestry Collection by Hilton, Embassy Suites by Hilton, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton by Hilton, Tru by Hilton, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton and Hilton Grand Vacations. The company also manages an award-winning customer loyalty program, Hilton Honors. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits, including a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose exactly how many Points to combine with money, an exclusive member discount that can’t be found anywhere else, and free standard Wi-Fi. Visit newsroom.hilton.com for more information, and connect with Hilton on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, and YouTube.

Contacts:

Daniel Ford
Hilton - EMEA
+9714 434 5461

Emily Montgomery
Hilton
+1 703 883 5257

SOURCE Hilton

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