L-R: Phil Andreopoulos, Chief Operating Officer/ Owner, Franchise Services EMEA; Arielle Quick, Chief Lodging Officer, EMEA; Anthony Capuano, President/CEO, Marriott International; Aditya Chacko, General Manager, Lagos Marriott Hotel, Ikeja; David S. Marriott, Chairman, Marriott International; Satya Anand, President, EMEA; Francisca Martinez, Chief Human Resources Officer, EMEA at the GM conference held in Abu Dhabi, Dubai
By Oluwatope Lawanson
Lagos, April 11, 2023
The Lagos Marriott Hotel, Ikeja has won the best hotel in Sub-Sahara Africa for the 2022 business year.
The announcement was contained in a statement issued by Mr Muyiwa Akande, Group Head, Corporate Communications for SIFAX Group on Tuesday in Lagos.
According to him, the award was conferred on the company by Marriott International at the just concluded 2023 General Managers Conference held in Abu Dhabi.
He stated that the award was for its excellent guest satisfaction index, gross operating profit and improvement in its total sales.
Akande added that Anthony Capuano, President & CEO, Marriott International noted that the Lagos Marriott Hotel Ikeja outperformed over 90 Marriott International hotels within the Sub-Saharan region in key performance indicators.
“They are: gross operating profit, guest satisfaction index and a total sales up by over 45 per cent versus budget to be named the Hotel of the Year for 2022.
“The hotel management has also achieved a 39 per cent women inclusion in its leadership position, a feat that no other hotel in the region has achieved.”
In his response to the award, Dr Taiwo Afolabi, Chairman, Mac-Folly Hospitality, owners of the Lagos Marriott Hotel and a subsidiary of SIFAX Group, explained that the hotel has continued to weather the storm and achieve many firsts in just less than two years of operations despite the many challenges being faced by the company.
“We are happy to have won this milestone award in less than two years of operation.
“We are high on making a difference in the hospitality space and this is why we decided to partner with Marriott brand as it identifies with our values.
“Our team is motivated to continue to deliver best value to all our customers on a daily basis and we make a pledge to continue to be a trailblazer in not just Sub-Sahara Africa but also a frontliner in Africa,” he said.
The Lagos Marriott Hotel Ikeja located in the heart of GRA, Ikeja sets a new standard as a 5-star conference hotel showcasing inspiring and contemporary décor within the capital of Nigeria’s commercial hub.
The Hotel is suited for both business and leisure travellers to Lagos providing impeccable service worthy of the Marriott Brand.