03 November 2015

Debut of Westin brand and expansion of Four Points by Sheraton in Abuja

Twilight at Sheraton Abuja pool side



STARWOOD HOTELS AND RESORTS STRENGTHENS FOOTPRINT IN WEST AFRICA WITH TWO NEW HOTEL DEALS IN NIGERIA
Debut of Westin brand and expansion of Four Points by Sheraton in Abuja
ABUJA, NIGERIA- November 3, 2015 - Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. and Century Health and Hospitalities Limited has announced an agreement to open two new hotels in Abuja, Nigeria under Starwood’s Westin and Four Points by Sheraton brands. Both hotels will add more than 600 rooms and 344
branded residences in the region making it the largest hospitality development in the city. The dual hotel signing will strengthen the company’s portfolio in Nigeria to nine hotels by 2022 augmenting Starwood’s fast growing Africa pipeline.

“I am delighted with the momentum Starwood is gaining in West Africa and the traction our brands are drawing,” said Hassan Ahdab, Vice President Regional Director, Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Africa and Indian Ocean Operations. “Nigeria is one of Africa’s strongest hotel markets and continues to be key to our growth. While Four Points delivers excellent service at an honest value, Westin sets a welcoming tone with its sensory rich environment and a winning approach to wellbeing.”

Mr Ikechukwu Obiorah of Century Health and Hospitalities Limited said: “We are very proud to sign the two-hotel and residences deal with Starwood Hotels & Resorts. The hotels and residences under the Westin and Four Points by Sheraton brands will complement each other to bring two unique experiences catering to different segments in the fast evolving city of Abuja. As confidence returns in the market it is the right time to launch new hospitality projects and we are committed to making this project a city landmark.”

Scheduled to open in 2022, the hotels will be part of a 45,000 square meter mixed use development strategically located in Abuja’s central business district, adjacent to government institutions, corporations and key business houses.


THE WESTIN ABUJA AND THE RESIDENCES AT THE WESTIN ABUJA

The Westin Abuja and the Residences at the Westin Abuja will be home to 389 contemporary guest rooms and suites, as well as 194 branded residences. Guests will enjoy signature Westin services and amenities, such as the world-renowned Heavenly® Bed and reinvigorating Heavenly® Bath experience. The hotel will also consist of extensive leisure facilities, including WestinWORKOUT® Fitness Studio, an outdoor pool and access to an expansive Heavenly® Spa. Dining venues including an all-day dining venue, a specialty restaurant, and a pool bar will offer a variety of culinary experiences including the brand’s nutrient-rich and delicious SuperFoodsRx™ menus.

An ideal setting for business meetings and social functions, the hotel will have more than 3800 square meters of event space, including a ballroom, a junior ballroom and 8 meeting rooms, as well as a 24-hour business center.

FOUR POINTS BY SHERATON ABUJA AND THE RESIDENCES AT FOUR POINTS BY SHERATON ABUJA

Four Points by Sheraton Abuja will feature 212 spacious and contemporary guest rooms including suites and 150 branded residences with access to hotel facilities. Guests will enjoy a range of dining options including an all-day dining restaurant, a Lobby bar and 2 specialty restaurants. The hotel will also feature a 24-hour fitness center, a pool, 500 square meters of meeting space and all of the brand’s popular amenities including fast and free WiFi throughout the hotel, complimentary bottled water, and a chance to sample authentic local beers as part of the signature Best Brews™ program. 500 square meters of meeting space will ensure improved productivity while on the road.

Nigeria is the largest economy on the continent, presenting great opportunities for us to introduce new brands and continue to strengthen our footprint in the region” said Neil George, Senior Vice President Acquisitions & Development, Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Africa & Middle East. “We continue to look for high quality partners with great sites to join us as we embark on our ambitious growth plans in Africa".  

Starwood currently operates five hotels in Nigeria including Sheraton Lagos, Four Points by Sheraton Lagos, Sheraton Abuja, Le Meridien Ibom Hotel & Golf Resort and Le Meridien Ogeyi Place. Starwood will soon open Four Points by Sheraton Ikot Ekpene early next year and Four Points by Sheraton Ibadan in 2017. Starwood currently operates 34 hotels and resorts across Africa and Indian Ocean under six of the company’s ten distinct lifestyle brands including: The Luxury Collection, St. Regis, Sheraton, Westin, Le Méridien and Four Points by Sheraton. The company has ambitious plans to foray its newer brands into the continent soon.

About Westin Hotels & Resorts
With more than 200 hotels and resorts in nearly 40 countries and territories, Westin Hotels & Resorts, is a leader in wellness and hospitality for more than a decade. The brand lives its philosophy “For a Better You™” through the Westin Well-being Movement’s six pillars: Feel Well, Work Well, Move Well, Eat Well, Sleep Well and Play Well.  Westin is proud to offer Starwood Preferred Guest®, the industry’s leading loyalty program. To learn more, visit www.starwoodhotels.com/westin. Stay connected to Westin: @westin on Twitter and Instagram and facebook.com/Westin.

About Four Points
Four Points is travel reinvented. With over 200 hotels in nearly 40 countries, Four Points meets the needs of the everyday traveler and offers guests exactly what they need on the road. Four Points combines timeless style and comfort and an authentic sense of the local as well as genuine, always-approachable service, all around the world. To learn more, visit www.fourpoints.com/experience. Stay connected to Four Points on facebook.com/fourpoints.

About Century Health and Hospitalities Limited: 
Century Health and Hospitalities Limited is owned by the Obiorah family and is the development company behind the complex situated in the Abuja CBD neighboring the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation towers. The complex will comprise a Westin hotel, a Four Points by Sheraton hotel a world-class conference center, restaurants, gym and spa, as well as a 30,000 square meter shopping mall, long-stay apartments and luxury residences.


Press Contacts:
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Africa & Indian Ocean
Anjali Mehra
Regional Director of Communications
Tel: +971 565396555

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.
Julien Guitard, +32 2 204 5160
Associate Director Communications – Europe, Africa & Middle East
Julien.Guitard@starwoodhotels.com


Follow Venussbay on Twitter/Instagram @venussbay, Facebook.com/venussbay and Pinterest.com/venussbay. Our BB Pin: 7C7733DC.

No comments:

Post a Comment