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 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, ® 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.