Hospitality, Hotels

Recession Reality. Hotels Groan As Occupancy Drops By 35%

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Nigeria’s hospitality sector has been hit hard by the economic slowdown, with occupancy rates in hotels falling below 35 per cent this year due to the contraction of economic activities in the country. Findings by THISDAY showed that hardest hit were the four and five-star hotels in Lagos and Abuja, where bookings have dropped significantly as individuals and companies now prefer to book rooms at cheaper boutique hotels due to the economic crunch. THISDAY gathered that while the occupancy rate of Southern Sun Hotels, Ikoyi has dropped to about 45 per cent, the occupancy rate at the Intercontinental Hotel, Victoria

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Hotels, Technology

8 mind-blowing tech features to expect from hotels soonest

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Imagine being able to open your window blinds with the wave of your hands or being able to charge your phone by just placing your phone on a desk or bed side table? No, this is not a scene out of a science fiction movie but changes that the hotel scene is set to witness in the very new future – starting with the NH Collection Madrid Eurobuilding which recently unveiled major hotel renovations with enough tech features to make even James Bond blush. Here are 8 state-of-the-art tech features you can expect to see in the hotel, and possibly

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Hotels, Weddings

Everything You Need to Know About Booking a Wedding Night Hotel

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While not as integral to your wedding as the reception venue or caterer, the hotel you choose for your wedding night plays a part in the overall experience of your special day. Of course, a comfortable bed, luxurious amenities, and top-notch service are important, but it’s some of the other details that can actually have a bigger impact on your wedding day before and after the ceremony and reception. Here are a few things you should think about when selecting the perfect place to lay your head after you’ve said “I do.” Will you get a discount if you reserve

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Hotels, News & Features

FIRS Shuts Bolingo Hotel Over N24M Debt

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The Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) on Wednesday sealed the Bolingo Hotel, Abuja, over suspected tax matters. A source at the FIRS said the measure was part of the deliberate action to shore up government revenue drive, especially in the area of recovery of tax revenues from defaulting organizations. According to thenationonlineng.net the FIRS team sealed Bolingo Hotels and Towers at the Central Business District for an outstanding tax of N24,4million, which was accumulated from 2002 The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the entrance of the hotel building was sealed by the FIRS officials who stormed the premises and directed workers

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Hotels, News & Features

Eko Hotels Owner, Gilbert Chagoury, Slaps US Government with Lawsuit Over Visa Ban

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Billionaire businessman and owner of Eko Hotels in Lagos, Gilbert Chagoury, has filed a Privacy Act Violation lawsuit against the US government for banning him from entering America. We earlier reported that Chagoury was barred from entering the United States and his visa request denied based on alleged links with a terrorist group. Now the Nigerian-Lebanese business mogul is taking legal actions against the US agencies who made the allegations against him. According to Vanguard, the Eko Hotels owner filed the suit on Friday at the District of Columbia and he claims that he was injured by the US agencies which leaked the report to the media.

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Business, Hotels, Venues

The Advantages of Online Reservations

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Gone are the days when you have to make trips to the local travel agency to reserve airfares or book a hotel or venue or vendors. Today, if you have a credit card handy and access to the Internet, you can finalize your travel/ event plans within minutes. Take advantage of some of the benefits of online reservations to save both time and money, to ensure a stress-free vacation/ event planning. Convenience One advantage of booking a hotel, flight. venues or vendors online is the convenience. Being able to make all your travel/ event plans on the Internet means you can

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Bella Naija, Blogs, Hotels

Enjoy Special EID Holiday Packages at Four Points by Sheraton, Le Meridien & Sheraton Hotels in Nigeria

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The holiday season is here again, gift yourself and loved ones the getaway you deserve. Take advantage of our amazing holiday packages at Le Meridien Ibom Hotel & Golf Resort, Le Meridien Ogeyi Place, Sheraton Lagos Hotel, Sheraton Abuja Hotel and Four Points by Sheraton Lagos and enjoy room rates for as low as NGN39,999 inclusive of breakfast for two, internet, taxes and lots more. There is something for everyone. Book now and stay from September 8th-18th, 2016. Click here to discover packages and to make a booking.   Source

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Hotels, Venues

Golfview Hotel & Suites

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Golfview Hotel & Suites is located in the heart of the city of Lagos, Nigeria. We offer 48 exclusive and affordable luxury rooms and suites to our distinguished guests. Our property is renowned for its convenient and strategic location in Lagos, Nigeria. We are located about five minutes from the local airport, MM1 and MM2 and approximately ten minutes from Murtala Mohammed International Airport. OUR FACILITIES Collaborator Conference Room GolfView Hotel and Suites provides seamless meeting and conference services to ensure an efficiently managed events for every business need or event. Challenger Board Room The challenger is an elegant board

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Hotels, Venues

The Most Common Sustainability and Eco-Friendly Hotel Initiatives

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As environmental concerns and the popularity of eco-friendly practices like green meetings continue to increase, it’s important for meeting and event planners to continually expand their own knowledge of sustainability, particularly as it relates to the venues, vendors, and the work of other event services professionals. One such topic is that of eco-friendly or “green” hotel initiatives. Many hotels, from the more budget-friendly to the more luxurious, are taking steps to make their practices and business more sustainable. Understanding these green hotel initiatives can offer event planners more to consider when selecting hotels for their client’s programs whether as a

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