By Moses Nosike

The management of Avalon Intercontinental Nigeria Limited, an international independent hotel group and Radisson Blu Hotel now owners of former Renaissance Hotel, Ikeja had announced its partnership following a mutual agreement to part ways with “our former partners, the Renaissance Hotel group” the new managements said.

L-R: Executive Director, Avalon Intercontinental Nigeria Limited, Kazeem Tajudeen; Managing Partner,AT3 Resources, Tosin Adefeko; Director Legal, Avalon Intercontinental Nigeria Limited, Olaitan Tajudeen; General Manager, Radisson Blu Hotel Lagos Ikeja, George Balassis; and Director of Projects Avalon Intercontinental Nigeria Limited, Ahmed Tajudeen, at the press conference announcing the partnership between Radisson Blu and Avalon Intercontinental Nigeria Limited in Lagos.

According to the Director of Legal, Avalon Intercontinental, owners of the hotel, Olaitan Tajudeen Salaudeen said that the responsibility of the management to continue to serve its esteemed clientele with best global standards was top of mind in choosing new partners.

She said that the hotel formerly known as Renaissance Hotel Ikeja is now to be known and addressed as Radisson Blu Hotel, Lagos Ikeja, part of the Avalon Hotel Collection owners of Protea Hotel Ikeja, Protea Hotel Victoria Island and Avalon Hotel, Offa, Kwara state.

Salaudeen said, “the 155 room hotel, offers a choice of contemporary standard, deluxe and executive rooms and a range of ultra-stylish 1,2 and 3 bedroom suites. All rooms carry a fresh and modern design with free high-speed wireless internet. The hotel has an extensive food and drinks offering with six different outlets. Guests can enjoy dining at the hotel’s all-day dining restaurant serving international and local cuisine, a steak house restaurant ready to calm a carnivorous craving, as well as a destination rooftop terrace and stylish lobby cafe”.

She further said that the hotel has impressive meeting and events facilities encompassing an area of 2,047m2 and including a ballroom, expansive conference room capable of hosting over 400 guests and six meeting rooms with an adjoining business centre.

She said that both existing and potential customers are assured of boundless experiences from this new offering. Our partnership with Radisson Blu is bound to provide a new lease of life within the property; our focus has and always will be on providing excellent services and an overall memorable guest experience.

Avalon International is excited about the new partnership as both parties share the same intrinsic values”.

In addition, the General Manager, Radisson Blu, George Balassis said that everything about Radisson Blu is all about growth and to improve guest satisfaction. “We are here to develop significance experience that would improve training that had taken place, and most importantly to improve value at every moment of the day. The hotel has the financial capacity to move on and to deliver desired results as it competes favourably.

Balassis continued by saying that his 25 years of experience in the hospitality industry would definitely make the difference in the management of Radisson Blu, a global hotel chain within the Carlson Reizdor Hotel Group; one of the world’s fastest growing hotel companies with a portfolio in Africa of 85 hotels and over 17,800 + rooms in operation and under development.

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