Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts will manage a 250-room Mövenpick Hotel and Conference Centre Abuja in Nigeria, marking another milestone in its ambitious African expansion strategy. With a projected launch date of early 2019, the upscale hotel will be Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts’ third property to open in West Africa.
Located in the Nigerian capital’s desirable Jabi Lake district, an upmarket residential area undergoing rapid development, Mövenpick Hotel and Conference Centre Abuja will offer guests a peaceful lakeside setting while also offering excellent road links to the nearby international airport and city centre.
The property will be a focal point of The Queen Amina Garden, a stunning contemporary leisure and entertainment destination currently under construction, designed to cater to Nigeria’s growing affluent society and international guests, with key features including a retail promenade and residences.
Alan O’Dea, Senior Vice President Africa, Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts said, “Opening a property in the thriving modern capital, Abuja, the country’s political hub, home to foreign embassies, global oil exporting companies as well as OPEC’s regional headquarters, is a strategic move that truly capitalises on the city’s strong growth in trade and business.”
Mövenpick Hotel and Conference Centre Abuja will also cater to the capital’s swelling population with some areas of the city witnessing growth of between 20% and 30% annually. One million people live in Abuja, rising to four million if you take into account its suburban areas.
The hotel will comprise 250 rooms and suites; five food and beverage outlets including two specialty restaurants, one all-day-dining restaurant, a poolside bar/eatery and a lobby lounge; an Executive Club Lounge; one large fitness and spa facility for outside members; and a large natural resort setting including several pools, restaurants and tennis courts for hotel guests and where 200 cabanas will be available to rent.
With Abuja’s burgeoning MICE market in mind, an expansive dedicated conference centre will be complemented by a ballroom and three flexible meeting spaces.