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.
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.”