Moment of History ....As Lagos Airport Hotel Celebrates 80 Years in Grand Style
The great business mogul and hotelier per extraordinary, Sir Conrad's Hilton of the famous Hilton hotel chains once said of his impressions of hotel life
"When you get into a hotel room, you lock the door, and you know there is a secrecy, there is a luxury, there is fantasy. There is comfort.
"For nothing makes you feel better than when you get into a hotel bed, and the sheets feel so good. Why shouldn't you wake up like that every day? So learn to spend money on your mattress and bedding because these things make a difference on your sleep and, ultimately, your happiness"
No doubt a great quote about hotel life and with that we present you the story of the consistent brand hotel, Lagos Airport hotel which will be celebrating her 80th anniversary today
Yes, the Lagos Airport Hotel, Ikeja will be 80 today October 25, 2022.
And to celebrate it, the management lined up various activities which started last Friday, October 21, 2022, with a Jumat service at the Lagos State Secretariat Mosque, Alausa, Ikeja. Guests will retire to the poolside for entertainment afterwards.
On Saturday, October 22, 2022, the Hotel staff and the public will enjoy free medical services. To round off the day’s activities, there will also be a novelty football match between Eko Hotel and Suites and the Lagos Airport Hotel on the Hotel’s football pitch in the evening followed by entertainment at the poolside.
On Sunday, October 23, 2022, a Thanksgiving Service will be held at the Archbishop Vinning Memorial Cathedral Church, GRA Ikeja, and on the evening of the same day, there will be light entertainment at the Hotel’s poolside.
The grand finale comes up today , Tuesday, October 25, 2022, with an Anniversary Lecture titled “Culture, Tourism, and Hospitality as Agents of Economic Growth in the South West Region.” The lecture will be delivered by Mr. Taiwo Owokalade, the President of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators of Nigeria.
The event will be held at the Oranmiyan Hall of the Hotel by 11 a.m. and the event will be attended by the six Governors of the owner States – Oyo, Ekiti, Ogun, Ondo, Osun, and Lagos States as Special Guests of Honour.
According to information made available to World industry leaders Magazine, Princess Olufunnke OlugbojI, Chairperson, Board of Directors, revealed that the Lagos Airport Hotel started business as an owner-managed Hotel with five rooms in 1942 under the name, Grand Hotel Lagos. It was renamed Ikeja Arms Inn in 1956 under the ownership and management of Mr. Joseph Harold, a Briton. It became a wholly owned subsidiary of Odu’a Investment Company Limited through the indigenization Decree of 1976.
* A big congrats to this great brand
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