Rezidor opens the Radisson Blu Anchorage Hotel, Lagos VI in Nigeria

Brussels | May 19, 2011

The Rezidor Hotel Group, one of the fastest growing hotel companies worldwide, has opened the very first Radisson Blu Hotel in Nigeria: the Radisson Blu Anchorage Hotel, Lagos VI with 170 guest rooms. “Nigeria is one of our key focus markets on the African continent. The country offers a great potential for the development of our core brands Radisson Blu and Park Inn by Radisson, and we are delighted to open our first property in the capital city of Lagos today”, said Kurt Ritter, President & CEO of Rezidor during his visit to Nigeria. Rezidor is one of the most important international hotel operators in Africa and features the largest pipeline of hotels under development in Sub-Saharan Africa.

The Radisson Blu Anchorage Hotel, Lagos VI is nestled along the Lagos Lagoon waterfront area of Victoria Island – ideally placed in the heart of the business district and close to the Mega Plaza shopping centre, consulates and the banking district. Bar Beach, the National Museum, the Eko Expo Centre and the Lekki Conservation Centre are also all within easy reach. Murtala Muhammed International Airport is less than 40 kilometres away.

The hotel has been designed by the Swedish hospitality designer Christian Lundwall; he has decorated the 170 guest rooms in two unique styles. All rooms offer views of Lagos Lagoon or the city, have both bathtub and walk-in shower, and guests benefit from Radisson Blu signature services such as free high speed internet access.

The all-day-dining Voyage Restaurant with own terrace serves an international buffet with a choice of Nigerian and continental dishes, in addition to an à la carte menu with dishes from the region and Europe. The Surface Bar & Grill on the terrace offers al fresco dining and views over the lagoon, with jetty access for dining cruises. And the View bar lounge promises a stunning lagoon panorama, light snacks and drinks.

With a top-floor Business Lounge, 4 spacious meeting rooms and 2 boardrooms, the hotel has some of the finest meeting facilities in Lagos. Three of the conference rooms are located on the ground floor and provide access to the veranda, which overlooks the lagoon and can be reserved for special events. For relaxation after a day of sightseeing or meetings, the new property includes a fitness and wellness area with gym, massage rooms, outdoor infinity swimming pool and children’s pool.

For further information please contact:
Christiane Reiter, Senior Director Corporate Communication
32 2 702 9331, Christiane.Reiter@Rezidor.com

Renu Snehi, Director Corporate Communication
32 2 702 9241, Renu.Snehi@Rezidor.com

About The Rezidor Hotel Group
The Rezidor Hotel Group is one of the fastest growing hotel companies in the world. The group features a portfolio of more than 400 hotels in operation and under development with 88,800 rooms in over 60 countries.

Rezidor operates the brands Radisson Blu Hotels & Resorts, Park Inn by Radisson and Country Inns & Suites in Europe, Middle East and Africa, along with the Club Carlson loyalty programme for frequent hotel guests. Under a worldwide licence agreement with the iconic Italian fashion house Missoni, Rezidor also operates and develops the new lifestyle brand Hotel Missoni.

In November 2006, Rezidor was listed on the Stockholm Stock Exchange. Carlson, a privately held, global hospitality and travel company, based in Minneapolis (USA), is the majority shareholder.

The Corporate office of the Rezidor Hotel Group is based in Brussels, Belgium.

For more information on Rezidor, visit www.rezidor.com

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