Hotels in Nigeria slash room rates, offer special treats for Valentine season

Posted: February 10, 2017 in general

valentine-season-in-nigerian-hotelsVICTOR NZE

As the Valentine’s Day celebrations on February 14 get into gear, hospitality establishments have entered stiff competitions to corner the leisure market across the country as they unveil attractive packages to guests and visitors alike.

Spurred by the economic recession, international brands in the country have gone into competition mode and are not taking chances as both throw up a plethora of products specifically targeted at the costumer ahead of the Valentine.

Aside the traditional decorations that now adore the concierge of hotels in the country, many of the top brands have unveiled reduced room rates to guests, special dinner packages, in addition to enhanced leisure packages for both singles, couples and entire families.

Heavily discounted products including room rates have now become the allure for major hotels in Nigeria to drive revenue and stay in operation.

Previously, major international brands operating in Nigeria had left the business of discounting during special celebrations like the Valentine, Christmas to the smaller players in the industry citing already over-booked facilities.

However, as occupancy has continued to drop in reflection of the recession, the top international brands are now not afraid of mixing it with the local brands to explore other means of effectively cornering the market.

Sheraton Abuja Hotel recently announced a collage of alluring activities to create unforgettable moments during this year’s Valentine’s season.

This is also as sister brand in Lagos, the Four Points by Sheraton Lekki announced a special Valentine’s Day dinner package for guests.

The Abuja Sheraton Hotel and the Four Points by Sheraton, Lekki, Lagos are newly-acquired portfolios of the Marriott International Hotel chain in Nigeria.

In what General Manager of the hotel, Nouman Irshad, described as ‘box events,’ the Abuja Sheraton has committed to thrilling guests and visitors alike during the season of love.

“Our teams have come up with out of the box events which will provide an ambience of excitement and absolute appeal for all our esteemed patrons. An enchanting love photo booth will be placed at the Hotel’s Obudu Garden to encourage our customers take pictures using a hashtag with a chance to win a complimentary dinner for two.

For cuisine, Irshad said the hotel will offer a world class food and drinks for as low as N9, 000 per person.

“At all our restaurants, we are offering a romantic dinner for two with complimentary cocktails or wine on arrival as well as heart shaped cakes for all the Ladies.

“The buffet will consist of a sumptuous variety of world class cuisine as well as a live cooking station and non-stop live entertainment starting from just NGN9, 000 per person,” explained Nouman.

“To delight our guests on that special day, a raffle dip will be conducted later in the evening and lucky couples will win complimentary weekend stays for two with breakfast at any of our Sheraton, Fourpoints by Sheraton and Le Meridien Hotels in Nigeria,” said Nouman Irshad.

“Our hotel is glad to offer special room rates starting from NGN39, 999 which will include complimentary breakfast for two adults for all our patrons who will gladly take advantage of the package from the 10th till the 14th of February 2017,” Nouman added.

Meanwhile, also as part of activities lined up to celebrate this year’s Valentine’s Day on February 14, the Four Points Lagos Hotel has announced its special Valentine’s Day dinner package.

The hotel’s package, which it said is open for reservations till the 13th of February 2017, is designed to encourage guests celebrate their loved ones, renew vows and reminisce on the past. This equally provides a great opportunity for inspiring marriage proposals.

A statement by the hotel, Wednesday, said it is also partnering with alcoholic beverage maker, Martini to arrange a variety of exciting events for the evening making it unforgettable for lovers.

“The first 50 ladies get a rose courtesy of the hotel, a bottle of alcoholic or non-alcoholic sparkling wine will equally be offered. In addition, every couple that purchases the ticket for the occasion will be entitled to 30% off a massage session at the Hotel Spa. They equally stand a chance to enjoy 30 per cent off their next Sunday Brunch table reservation as well as a complimentary takeaway cake on departure.

“To spice up the evening, the hotel will organize a lucky draw where the winner will stand a chance to get a weekend stay for two (2).

However, while the Sheraton Lagos Hotel is offering a special dinner for N16, 000 for couples, the room rate remains unchanged at N75, 000 per night.

On its part, the international brand, Ibis Hotel, Airport Road, Isolo, Lagos has slashed its room rates from N35, 600 to N29, 480 for complete Valentine packages during the love season including room rates, while another top West African brand, Golden Tulip, Festac Town, Lagos is also offering total weekend stays for less N53, 000.

Also, the Federal Palace Hotel & Casino, Victoria Island, Lagos has offered an all-inclusive room, food, recreational facilities plus a $50-casino voucher for N50, 000 to couples on one night stays.

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