TORONTO — Fairmont Hotels & Resorts is developing a new 270-room luxury hotel in the Nigerian capital city of Abuja.
With a planned opening in 2019, Fairmont Abuja will be situated in the heart of the city’s central business district and 30 km from the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport. A close proximity to the new International Conference Centre, due to open in 2018, will make the hotel an ideal venue for corporate groups, conferences and social events.
“We are very excited to bring the Fairmont brand to the Nigerian capital, fulfilling a growing demand for luxury, genuine hospitality in addition to helping shape an exciting cultural and culinary landscape,” said Jennifer Fox, president, FRHI International and Fairmont Brand. “As the continent’s largest economy and biggest oil producer, Nigeria is experiencing robust and stable growth making it a world-class destination and enticing location for both business and leisure travel.”
In an African city recognized for its beautiful rolling terrain, modern architecture and expansive road network, Fairmont Abuja will provide easy access to the diplomatic and government quarter, including the Presidential Complex, National Assembly and the Supreme Court. As Nigeria’s purpose built and planned city, Abuja also houses divisions of the United Nations, World Bank and major international embassies and consulates.
Fairmont Abuja will feature 270 guestrooms and suites, Fairmont Gold – the brand’s signature ‘hotel within a hotel’ concept – and approximately 50 branded residences.
The addition of Fairmont Abuja complements a growing portfolio of Fairmont hotels currently under development in the region, including Fairmont Lagos, which will feature 220 guestrooms and suites, 3,800 square metre (41,000 square foot) meeting and conference space, a wide selection of food and beverage options and a Willow Stream Spa.