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Splendour as Woodridge Hotel opens in Lagos

By  JIMOH BABATUNDE

The hospitality industry in Lagos State was expanded  recently with the opening of  Woodridge Hotel Royal. It is the newest addition to the Woodridge Hotels range, all properties of G.O. K. Properties.

Warri already has a taste of the Woodridge tradition while Port Harcourt and Abuja are soon to say welcome to the group.

The new Woodridge Hotel,  located in Ajao Estate, is a luxury hotel designed for the upscale market and to meet the business and leisure needs of the discerning business travellers and holiday makers seeking exclusive treats in a well-appointed hospitality home where professional service delivery amidst sophisticated and luxurious facilities is a culture.

The hotel is a full service hotel with 97 rooms, made up of standard, diplomatic rooms, as well as junior and Woodridge Club suites.

The interior of Woodridge Hotel Royal

Right from the entrance to the large expanse of land housing the hotel in Ajao Estate, guests and customers  will be enthralled by the beauty of the  hotel.  There are three water fountains  in the front of the hotel  which is a beauty to behold at night when the place is well lighted.

Moving into the reception,  one is  struck by the space of the place  where the front officers  are on hand to receive  guests with disarming smiles.

The  reception is tastefully furnished  with  eyes appealing furniture  complemented by well-designed  tiles, window blinds  and art work  that tell more about the taste of the owner.

To add value to the size of the  reception,  guests who are waiting to be checked into their rooms or those  having  a drink at any of the bars,  have the opportunity of watching  good programming from three large screens placed strategically.

Within  the ground  is the restaurant that can sit  about sixty-four  people for mouth watering   local and continental dishes. Close to the  restaurant is the banquet hall.
The banquet hall can take  more than 500  people.

Each of the rooms is tastefully fitted and furnished with the state-of the-art facilities for the comfort of guests. Of special appeal is the Woodridge club suite has its  visitor and dining rooms.

For recreation, there is a state of the art swimming pool which has children section too. The swimming pool bar is well decorated  with calabashes. The gym area is coming up.

On how the hotel will maintain standard, Cyril Ojiaku, Food & Beverage Manager,   said  sharing the hotel’s vision with all members of staff  and re training will do the magic.

He said the hotel is set to  offer  quality service delivery which has been lacking in most hotels in the area.
“There are hotels and there are hotels. What stands out in a hotel is service delivery  as well as having  emotional attachment with customers. Other  hotels in this area lack consistency in service.”


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