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Excitement, as Legend Hotel opens in Lagos


Chief Executive of Oando, Adewale Tinubu, (left); Chief Executive Officer, Access Bank Plc., Herbert Wigwe ; Chairman/ Chief Executive Officer, BUA Group, Abdul SamadRabiu; President of Dangote Group, Alhaji AlikoDangote; Chief Executive Officer, Hilton, Chris Nassetta; Director of Quits Hospitality Limited, Sam Iwuajoku ; Minister of State for Aviation, Nigeria, Sen. Hadi Sirika and Managing Director, FAAN, Engr. SalehDunoma at the grand opening of Legend Hotel Lagos Airport, a Curio Collection by Hilton

It was a gathering of ‘who is who’ recently, as Legend Hotel Lagos Airport, Curio Collection by Hilton officially opened its doors to customers in Lagos. This opening marks Hilton’s 500th hotel to open across Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA).

The opening was graced by notable guests, including the president Dangote Group, Aliko Dangote; Minister of State for Aviation, Hadi Sirika; CEO of Oando, Wale Tinubu; Chief Executive Officer of Hilton, Chris Nassetta; Engr. Saleh Dunoma, Managing Director and Sam Iwuajoku, Director of Quits Hospitality Limited. Also present was the CEO of Access Bank Plc, Herbert Wingwe and other distinguished guests.

The hotel joins the exclusive Curio Collection by Hilton, a collection of more than 60 one-of-a-kind hotels and resorts celebrated for their individuality and appeal to travellers seeking local and authentic experiences.

Located along the Lagos Airport Road, Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja, Lagos, The Legend is just three minutes from the international terminal and five minutes from the local Airport. The stylish hotel is adjacent to the airport’s private jet terminal and has an exclusive immigrations and customs desk in the hotel for private jet passengers. It is approximately five kilometres from the domestic terminal and one kilometre from the international terminal.

The Legend features 54 spacious guest rooms and suites, unique culinary experiences at De Bull restaurant and bar and Sky Lounge, and extensive business and leisure facilities. The interior is decorated with breathtaking avant-garde art, paintings and sculptures, all aimed to delight guests with an intimate experience that leaves an unforgettable experience.

The hospitality facility features contemporary and sophisticated guest rooms with plush bedding, restaurant and bar, executive Board Room with video conferencing facility, on-site leisure facility, menus featuring handmade food with the flight support services which is quite unique to the hotel.

The Flight support services at hotel allow guests coming in from the VIP arrival to have access to in-house immigration and customs services. There is aFlight Support lounge that delivers the ultimate VIP welcome experience for arrival of passengers and hotel guests, with a formidable security.

Speaking at the opening, Dangote said, “we are very impress to have this kind of hope here and we are looking forward to have an Airport with this kind quality. I’m challenging the minister that we are expecting Airbus A380 next year. We hope to have more of this as I wish Sam Iwuajoku expansion.”

On his part, the Aviation Minister Sirika, said, “I’m more than delighted happy to be here today for many reasons; as a minister, my purpose is to create support, sustain businesses, and encourage them to continue to grow to deliver the best to our people and employment. There is no doubt that this is unique because there is nothing like this in Africa and I believe that this is the beginning of journey of the investment of private sector into aviation to achieve the kind of aviation that we need in Nigeria.”

He continued: “I know that with your partnership with Hilton, you can go wrong; you can be sure of the support of the government in this venture and in other endeavour you wish to undertake. I want to re-emphasise that the putting together of numbers of men and women in our country, who are creating wealth, sustaining employment, it’s not easy. To put all these people together here today speaks volume of his personality and integrity and his own focus and business thought. We are proud of him and we are sure he would do more,” he said.

The Minister informed that, within the first quarter of next year, the world’s biggest passenger airplane, Emirates’ Airbus A380, will land in Nigeria.

“We have the facilities to receive such an airplane, but before the end of this month, we’ll open the terminal in Port Harcourt, which is ready even to the level of operation. We’ll also be opening the terminal in Abuja and they will both be ready for operation.”

On his part, Executive Director/Business Innovation Manager, Quits Aviation FZC Uche Iwuajoku, said, “What make us unique is that whenever we have people coming to the master suite or the VIP rooms, we offer chartered service for them in the hotel as well. Our target market are the business men, people who come for quick stay.”

So, instead of you going to the island to have your meetings, you could choose Legend Hotel, we have amazing facilities, you can have your Skype session, web screen, and we have boardrooms as well.”

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