Eko Hotels and Suites
|Eko Hotels and Suites|
Eko Hotels & Suites Building
|Hotel chain||Eko Hotels & Resorts|
|Address||Plot 1415 Adetokunbo Ademola Street, PMB 12724, Victoria Island, Lagos, Lagos State, Nigeria|
|Design and construction|
|Number of rooms||825|
|Number of restaurants||8|
Established in 1977 as Èkó Holiday Inn and built on Victoria Island, it is the largest hotel in Nigeria. It was designed by architect Oluwole Olumuyiwa in collaboration with Americans. It was subsequently renamed Le Meridien Eko Hotel and Suites, Lagos. L'Hotel Eko Le Meridien is part of the Chagoury Group of companies.
The Hotel building comprises 825 rooms and suites in four multistory buildings, clad in white with views of the Atlantic Ocean and the Kuramo Lagoon. The hotel located next to the financial centres of Lagos Island: Victoria Island. Eko Hotels & Suites has a sister hotel in Port Harcourt named Hotel Presidential.
Eko Hotels & Suites has the largest Convention Centre in Nigeria. Events that have taken place at the hotel include; concerts, movie premieres, international exhibitions, weddings, conferences  and Award ceremonies. The Convention center is usually used for these events and can cater to 6,000 people.
There are eight restaurants and bars within the hotel complex:
- The Sky Restaurant & Terrace located on the Roof of the Hotel.
- Crossroads Tex Mex Restaurant and Bar which serves Mexican Cuisine.
- 1415 Italian Restaurant, located at Eko Signature which specializes in Italian Fine Dining.
- Kuramo Sports Café serves continental and local dishes with a full buffet.
- Red Chinese Restaurant which is located at the roof behind the Eko Convention Centre.
- The Lagoon Breeze Restaurant which is also known for its BBQ Fridays.
- The Grill "Steakhouse" located at EKo Suites
- Calabash Bar, an open-air bar by Kuramo Sports Cafe offers special cocktails and other beverages.
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