There is no party like a Lagos party. But even more, there is no one on the African continent that does luxurious hospitality like we do in Nigeria. From the warm and amiable culture of the Idoma people in Benue to the excellent cuisines of the Calabarians in the South-South and the Faaji repete of the Yoruba people, Nigeria is one huge melting pot of luxurious lifestyle and hospitality that is deeply rooted in tradition and blended into a fine mix of modern standards.
Why is this important to open with, or even consider? It is in truth the backdrop of Nigeria winning big at the World Travel Awards only a short time ago. In its 23rd year of rewarding and recognizing global leaders in Travel and Hospitality regionally and nationally the awards have become a brand renowned for celebrating the very best in the travel and tourism business. From Africa to the Middle East, Latin America to Europe, the very best, goes ahead against the very best to compete for honors in their various categories. Airlines, Hotels, Villas, Resorts, Travel Magazines, Tour Operators, Tourist Boards, Travel Agencies are all among the various brands competing for glory at the prestigious event.
This year’s final gala ceremony would hold in the Maldives on the 2nd of December, 2016 in an excitingly glamorous ceremony at the Olhuveli Beach & Spa Resort. Regional awards have already held and the winners announced, with the Africa and Indian Ocean Gala ceremony hosted in Zanzibar, Tanzania at the breathtakingly Diamonds La Gemma dell’Est.
So who are our winners from the continent and the National scale? Who took home the highest accolade of the industry.
Competing against The Wheatbaker in Lagos, Hilton Durban in South Africa, Radisson Blu Hotel in Dakar, Conrad Cairo in Egypt and Tribe Hote in Kenya among others, The Transcorp Hilton, Abuja Nigeria emerged winner for Africa’s Leading Business Hotel.
- Nigeria’s Leading Boutique Hotel – Hotel Bon Voyage
- Nigeria’s Leading Business Hotel – Transcorp Hilton Abuja
- Nigeria’s Leading Car Rental Company – Avis
- Nigeria’s Leading Hotel – Transcorp Hilton Abuja
- Nigeria’s Leading Hotel Suite – Presidential Suite at the Transcorp Hilton Abuja
- Nigeria’s Leading MICE Hotel – Transcorp Hilton Hotel950
- Nigeria’s Leading Serviced Apartments – Peniel Apartments Abuja
- Nigeria’s Leading Travel Management Company – HRG Nigeria.
Carting away four awards on the National scene and one in Africa, Transcorp Hilton is undoubtedly Nigeria’s choice Hotel of the year in 2016. But what other hotel establishments could be staking a claim towards honors in luxury accommodation ahead of the WTA 2017 holding in St. Petersburg, Russia? Jumia Travel, Nigeria’s leading Hotel booking portal, takes a quick look at some of the leading luxury brands across the country that could be staking a claim for global excellence and recognition at the World Travel Awards next year.
Intercontinental Hotel, Lagos.
A member of the Intercontinental Hotels Group, Intercontinental Hotel Lagos is located at Plot 52, Kofo Abayomi, Victoria Island, Lagos and touts itself to provide a 5 Star Personalized experience blended with modern, sophisticated African elegance. For expatriates, international businessmen and diplomats, it is the leading hotel of choice when on business in Lagos.
Radisson Blu Anchorage, Lagos
Its proximity to corporate headquarters, consulates, and embassies, the banking district in upscale Victoria Island makes the Radisson Blu an excellent choice of stay for travelers, business people, and leisure seekers who are in demand and remain in constant awe of its breathtaking view of the Lagos Lagoon.
Southern Sun, Ikoyi
Home to one of the nation’s prominent political godfathers, Ikoyi attracts politicians and businessmen of all works of life to its well-manicured neighborhood and the Southern Sun is the leading luxury accommodation choice for the guests and visitors who throng through its walls. The Southern Sun is a member of South Africa’s Tsogo Sun Group, and caters to the affluent and the wealthy in a manner befitting of their status and class.
The WheatBaker, Lagos
Despite losing to The Transcorp Hilton on the African scene, The Wheatbaker is a luxury hotel brand to watch out for and one that could be in strong contention for accolades next year. With a special luxury lifestyle program in place for its clients, The Wheatbaker is emerging as a brand that takes the comfort and lavish luxury of its clients seriously and constantly innovates to help them reach these lifestyle goals. With luxury lifestyle partners with other hospitality related brands, The Wheatbaker is definitely an emerging leader in affluence and luxury for those deserving of it.
Sheraton Hotel Lagos
With proximity to Lagos Country Club, MMA and MMA2, the domestic airports in Lagos, Etiebet’s Place, the visa application center for the United Kingdom, and several other places of interest in the capital of Lagos, Sheraton Hotel, Lagos is perhaps one of the most central luxury hotels in Lagos offering 5 Star services to businessmen, travelers and tourists that come into the city.