Radisson Blu takes over Avalon’s Ikeja GRA property as Renaissance Hotel vacates

Relationship between Avalon Intercontinental Nigeria Limited, an international independent hotel group and Marriot, owners of Renaissance Hotel has ended while Radisson Blu Hotel, a global hotel chain within the Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group appointed new partner to run the Ikeja GRA hotel.

Early last year, Avalon entered into a partnership agreement with Marriot Hotel Group for one of its property along Isaac John Street, Ikeja GRA Lagos.

According to a reliable source, Renaissance Hotel ended its romance with Avalon as a result of operating cost.

The General Manager, Radisson Blu Hotel Lagos Ikeja Radisson Blu, George Balassis said the hotel is one of the world’s fastest growing hotel companies with a portfolio in Africa of 85 hotels and over 17,800 rooms in operation and under development.

According to Avalon, this development follows a mutual agreement to part ways with our former partners, the Renaissance Hotel group.

According to Director Legal, Avalon Intercontinental Nigeria Limited, Olaitan Tajudeen, the responsibility of the management of Avalon Intercontinental to continue to serve its esteemed clientele with best global standards was top of mind in choosing new partners.

RADISSON BLU:
L-R: Executive Director, Avalon Intercontinental Nigeria Limited, Kazeem Tajudeen; Managing Partner,AT3 Resources, Tosin Adefeko; Director Legal, Avalon Intercontinental Nigeria Limited, Olaitan Tajudeen; General Manager, Radisson Blu Hotel Lagos Ikeja, George Balassis; and Director of Projects Avalon Intercontinental Nigeria Limited, Ahmed Tajudeen, at the press conference announcing the partnership between Radisson Blu and Avalon Intercontinental Nigeria Limited.

“We are delighted to announce that effective today (January 11, 2018), the Hotel formerly known as Renaissance Hotel Ikeja is now to be known and addressed as Radisson Blu Hotel, Lagos Ikeja, part of the Avalon Hotel Collection owners of Protea Hotel Ikeja, Protea Hotel Victoria Island and Avalon Hotel, Offa, Kwara State.

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 suites. All rooms carry a fresh and modern design with free High-Speed Wireless Internet.

The hotel has an extensive food and drinks offering with six different outlets. Guests can enjoy dining at the hotel’s all-day dining restaurant serving international and local cuisine, a steak house restaurant ready to calm a carnivorous craving, as well as a destination rooftop terrace and stylish lobby café. Guests can also bask in the views from the pool terrace while sipping on a refreshing drink at the adjoining bar or play a game of pool in the afropolitan business class lounge. The hotel is also fitted with a luxurious state of the art spa.

RADISSON BLU:
L-R: Executive Director, Avalon Intercontinental Nigeria Limited, Kazeem Tajudeen; Managing Partner,AT3 Resources, Tosin Adefeko; Director Legal, Avalon Intercontinental Nigeria Limited, Olaitan Tajudeen; General Manager, Radisson Blu Hotel Lagos Ikeja, George Balassis; and Director of Projects Avalon Intercontinental Nigeria Limited, Ahmed Tajudeen, at the press conference announcing the partnership between Radisson Blu and Avalon Intercontinental Nigeria Limited

Throwing more light on this new development, Salaudeen stated that both existing and potential customers are assured of boundless experiences from this new offering, “Our partnership with Radisson Blu is bound to provide a new lease of life within the property; our focus has and always will be on providing excellent services and an overall memorable guest experience”

She emphasized that Avalon Intercontinental is excited about the new partnership as both parties share the same intrinsic values. “We are so excited as we look forward to Radisson Blu bringing to bear their expertise to the delight of our esteemed customers, the strength of the Radisson Blu brand reinforces our optimism and belief in this decision’’.