Thursday, June 28, 2012
WELCOME TO INTERCONTINENTAL HOTEL, LAGOS.
If you are a regular on the Island, by Island we mean Victoria Island in Lagos, Nigeria, there's the possibility that you would have seen this mighty all glass & aluminum composite-cladded edifice that dots the Victoria Island skyline magnificently. From the Akin Adesola end, once you are in front of the Porsche franchise and you look up, it stares back at you in glory and splendor. That's the new 5-star hotel that is gradually grinding towards its opening date. It is planned to be world-class, in all ways that you can think about, there is the extended terrace and there would be the world-class luxury showrooms inside the hotel when it is done.
If we can call a building gorgeous at least from the outside, then this one is. Not only is it imposing and very eye-catching, that the promoters were able to get the location to build the hotel called - the Intercontinental Hotel, Lagos must mean that they are very powerful and highly connected. Talking about the promoters, many names are being bandied, but the main ones that have re-occurred most often- are the likes of the Chagoury's, a former , highly influential Governor in the state of aquatic excellence, who is still a top party chieftain and a former 2nd-in-command in the Nation from the Northern part of the country, who is said to be stupendously rich.
From the unconfirmed feelers we have gotten, the ownership of what we feel is Nigeria's 2nd authentic 5-star hotel seems to tilt towards the last 2. We hear all things being equal; the hotel should be on the go before the end of the year.