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Eko Hotels and Suites
Eko Hotels & Suites Building.jpg
Eko Hotels & Suites Building
Hotel chain Eko Hotels & Resorts
General information
Address Plot 1415 Adetokunbo Ademola Street, PMB 12724, Victoria Island, Lagos, Lagos State, Nigeria
Coordinates 6°25′21.108″N 3°25′37.927″E / 6.42253000°N 3.42720194°E / 6.42253000; 3.42720194Coordinates: 6°25′21.108″N 3°25′37.927″E / 6.42253000°N 3.42720194°E / 6.42253000; 3.42720194
Opening 1977
Management Chagoury Group
Design and construction
Architect Oluwole Olumuyiwa[1]
Other information
Number of rooms 825[2][3]
Number of restaurants 8[4]
Website
www.ekohotels.com

Eko Hotels and Suites is a five-star conference centre hotel in Lagos.[2][5][6][7]

History[edit]

Established in 1977[8] as Èkó Holiday Inn[9] and built on Victoria Island, it is the largest hotel in Nigeria. It was designed by architect Oluwole Olumuyiwa in collaboration with Americans.[1] It was subsequently renamed Le Meridien Eko Hotel and Suites, Lagos. L'Hotel Eko Le Meridien is part of the Chagoury Group of companies.[10]

Design[edit]

Eko Hotels & Suites Entrance
Eko Hotels & Suites Exit

The Hotel building comprises 825 rooms and suites[2][3] in four multistory buildings, clad in white with views of the Atlantic Ocean and the Kuramo Lagoon.[6] The hotel located next to the financial centres of Lagos Island: Victoria Island.[5] Eko Hotels & Suites has a sister hotel in Port Harcourt named Hotel Presidential.

Events[edit]

Eko Hotels & Suites has the largest Convention Centre in Nigeria.[11][12] Events that have taken place at the hotel include; concerts, movie premieres, international exhibitions, weddings, conferences [13] and Award ceremonies. The Convention center is usually used for these events and can cater to 6,000 people.[6]

Restaurants[edit]

There are eight restaurants and bars within the hotel complex:[4]

  • The Sky Restaurant & Terrace located on the Roof of the Hotel.[14]
  • 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.[15]
  • The Lagoon Breeze Restaurant which is also known for its BBQ Fridays.[11]
  • The Grill "Steakhouse" located at EKo Suites
  • Calabash Bar, an open-air bar by Kuramo Sports Cafe offers special cocktails and other beverages.[6][16][17]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b B Prucnal Ogunsote. "The International Style in Nigeria" (pdf). Journal of Environmental Technology. Retrieved November 6, 2016. 
  2. ^ a b c "Eko Hotels builds Signature with N2.5bn". The Vanguard. December 10, 2013. Retrieved April 4, 2016. 
  3. ^ a b Justina Ikoanu (April 18, 2014). "Fashola hails job-creating potential of Eko Hotel, tourism". Newswatchtimes. Archived from the original on April 15, 2016. Retrieved April 4, 2016. 
  4. ^ a b Adeleke Ajayi (November 4, 2014). "Eko Hotel to build more restaurants, says official". News Agency of Nigeria. Retrieved April 4, 2016. 
  5. ^ a b African Cities Driving the NEPAD Initiative. UN-HABITAT, 2006. p. 258. ISBN 9789211318159. 
  6. ^ a b c d Angela Uponi (2007). Handbook on tourism and hospitality in southwestern Nigeria. GSL Publishers. Retrieved May 4, 2015. 
  7. ^ Angela Uponi (2007). Handbook on tourism and hospitality in southwestern Nigeria. GSL Pub. p. 69. 
  8. ^ Kaye Whiteman (2013). Lagos: A Cultural and Literary History Volume 5 of Landscapes of the Imagination. Andrews UK Limited. ISBN 978-1-908-4938-97. 
  9. ^ The African Guardian. Guardian Magazines. 1990. p. 38. Retrieved April 6, 2016. 
  10. ^ "Tinubu visits Gilbert Chagoury over first son's death in Paris". News of the people. Retrieved April 6, 2016. 
  11. ^ a b Demola Ojo (October 21, 2012). "Nigeria: Eko Hotel's Attraction". AllAfrica. 
  12. ^ "THE TOP FIVE MOST EXPENSIVE EVENT VENUES IN LAGOS". Encomium. April 6, 2015. Retrieved April 3, 2016. 
  13. ^ Justina opanku (April 19, 2013). "Eko Hotel opens door to art world". Newswatchtimes. Archived from the original on 2016-04-17. 
  14. ^ Damilola Bodunrin. "Eko Hotel, Radisson Blu, Oriental, The Wheatbaker, others for Club, Bar and Restaurant Awards". Nigerian Entertainment Today. Retrieved April 3, 2016. 
  15. ^ Peter Babafemi. "Red Chinese Restaurant, the ultimate oriental experience". Daily Times. Retrieved April 3, 2016. 
  16. ^ "Welcome to the Eko Hotels & Suites Unisex Salon, Spa & Gym – Giving You a Luxuriously Holistic Hospitality Experience". Bella Naija. Retrieved May 4, 2015. 
  17. ^ Angela Uponi (2012). The Report: Nigeria 2012. Oxford Business Group. ISBN 9781907065668. Retrieved April 6, 2016. 

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