Eko Hotel & Suites Lagos
Grounded in Tradition, Eko Hotel & Suites is Leading Nigeria’s Growing Hospitality Market
Eko Hotel & Suites in Lagos is all about the right mixture. Located on beautiful Victoria Island, the hotel offers visitors a perfect blend of relaxation and activity, business and pleasure, as well as African tradition and the highest international standards of hospitality.
With an eye of the bigger picture, the resort has made important steps to live up to Nigeria’s future role as a conferencing and meeting centre for all of West Africa. As more and more international hotel chains are pushing into Nigeria’s budding hospitality market, Eko Hotel & Suites relies on 29 years of experience in the field, while continuing to raise the bar for the standard of hotels in Lagos and beyond.
Mixing Business and Pleasure
The main competitive edge of Eko Hotel & Suites is their ability to mix business and pleasure. With state-of-the-art conference rooms and banqueting facilities, as well as all the amenities of a tourist retreat, the resort caters to both the business and leisure markets.
Situated right next to the financial centres of Lagos Island-but shielded from the hustle and bustle of the metropolis - Eko Hotel & Suites offers the perfect balance of relaxation and activity. In keeping up with the growing demand in the business sector - Nigeria is strengthening its role as the main conference and meeting centre for West Africa - eleven additional meeting rooms will be added in mid-2007. With a private beach on the city’s famous Kuramo Waters and seven restaurants and bars within the compound, visitors can enjoy all the advantages of a luxurious resort - in one location. Amenities include a casino, fully-equipped gym and swimming pool, as well as wireless internet capabilities. At a capacity of 650 rooms, Eko Hotel & Suites can offer services to suit every budget. The hotel has three distinct products within the same compound offering choices in terms of price and grade of luxury, package as Eko Hotel & Suites and Eko Gardens.
A Tradition of Excellence
Established in 1977, Eko Hotel & Suites is known for quality service while constantly aspiring to meet international standards of hospitality. This has made the resort a known industry leader and trusted partner of international businesses, who stage their conventions and conferences here. Consequently, Eko Hotel & Suites is a well known brand name in Nigeria and beyond. In developing the brand identity, a great effort was made to define Eko Hotel & Suites as an international quality hotel that respects and embraces the warmth of the African continent, particularly that of Nigeria. This is reflected in the use of traditional Eyo masquerade in the hotel logo and the colours of Lagos in all branded material. In order to promote the hotel - and Nigeria as a tourist and conferencing destination in general - on an international scale, Eko Hotel & Suites participates in international tourism exhibitions such as WTM in London, ITB in Berlin, and FITUR in Spain.
Spearheading a Budding Market
With Nigeria’s overall economy improving and increased transparency attracting a large number of foreign investors, the Nigerian hospitality market is gaining momentum. Yet there are only few locally operated hotels that aspire to the same international standards as Eko Hotel & Suites. While the resort has advanced the hospitality services training of their staff and its infrastructure for almost three decades, their efforts remain widely unmatched throughout the country. As a result, Eko Hotel & Suites finds itself in direct competition with international hotel chains, which are pushing into the budding market. Brand names include Sheraton and Le Meridien, as well as Hilton, Accor, Sofitel and Novotel hotels. These chains bring with them international management practices and seasoned professionals with experience and expertise. Nevertheless, Eko Hotel & Suites is confident enough to welcome this kind of competition as it will bring about an overall rise in technical standard and quality for the Nigerian hospitality market.