The Le Meridien Grand Towers, Ikoyi project which has been driven within a very precise aspiration, is a new addition to the Lagos ongoing hotel and hospitality sector boom.
The idea is to create two towers of 15 storeys high landmark hotel and residential tower as an icon in the skyline of the Lagos bay, and this will provide the most luxurious accommodation in the city.
The position of the project is in the heart of the prestigious Ikoyi Island. From a certain height of the building, the occupants will have views on both sides overlooking the Lagoon. It aims to combine a modern architectural expression with more classical formal elements and layouts.
Although the two towers are similar in their architectural style, they have different facades, each adapted to the functions they house. The two towers are sitting on the podium.
The podium houses all the entrances, receptions, function halls, support services and amenities necessary for this top class complex. Both have three regiments: a base, a middle portion of the tower, and a top.
Le Meridien Grand Towers will have 271 suites divided in 5 different suite size categories: the King Suite, the Twin Suite, the Suite, the Diplomatic Suite and Visitors’ rooms (attached to other suites).
Added to these, there will be 46 smaller rooms that form part of the four Suites located at the end of the two West wings of the Hotel. This brings the number of keys to 317.
Its VIP floors and services will rival any world-class accommodation, thus making Le Meridien Grand Towers Hotel the top accommodation in Lagos.[tab: Features/Facilities] Reception
A large Porte Cochere and Foyer will welcome guests into the Le Méridien Grand Hotel. The Foyer will be vertically extended by an atrium going the full height of the tower and roofed by the central dome over the 13th floor.
There will be a main lounge on the ground floor and a VIP Lounge consisting of meeting rooms and a kitchen area will also be located on the twelfth floor overlooking the surrounding lagoon. There will be a cigar lounge with an adjoining cigar safe room. There will be four lifts at the lounges on the ground floor leading to the main hotel floors. VIP’s will be given special access cards granting them preferential access to the VIP reception and lounge on the 12th floor.
The main restaurant will be located on the ground floor and two other restaurants – an African and an Oriental restaurant will be located on the Mezzanine floor, directly over the main restaurant. These two restaurants will have their own atmosphere; one will overlook the lower garden and link to the Pool area, while the second will have an intimate setting. Both restaurants will be serviced from a common kitchen linked to the main service core of the Le Méridien Grand Hotel. There will be three bars in the hotel; one attached to the main lounge on the ground floor, another attached to the VIP lounge on the 12th floor and a third at the pool side.
Banqueting and meeting facilities
Meeting and banqueting facilities include a main function hall on the ground floor with a capacity to sit 850 people. The main function hall can be sub-divided into two smaller facilities. There will also be six (6) breakaway rooms on the mezzanine floor and two (2) board rooms – a 16-seater and a 12-seater located at the VIP area.
Spa, the gym and the swimming pool
These amenities will be situated on the mezzanine floor and will be accessible to guests from the main lifts via a bridge overlooking the Lounge area. The spa and the gym will be located along a link between the Le Méridien Grand Hotel tower and the Le Méridien Grand Apartments tower. They will both open onto the main garden where they can split out onto two large and secluded terraces and pool area. The pool, about 25 meters long, will be surrounded by a garden. A water feature will cascade down into the lower garden. The pool will have a large separate relaxation pool as well as a baby pool.
This will be located on the mezzanine floor above the lounge and can serve normal guests as well as the VIP guests.
A small retail component to support only the guest of the suites will be located on the ground floor along the lounge area. It will comprise shops such as an exclusive boutique, a small pharmacy, a hairdressing saloon and a bookstore. Additional shops will be located on the ground floor.
There will be 252 parking bays in the Le Méridien Grand Hotel and 43 shared bays in the functional areas. 100 of the parking bays will be used by hotel guests while the reminder will form part of the 252 slots to be operated as paid-parking lots. [tab: Location] [cetsEmbedGmap src=http://maps.google.co.uk/maps/ms?msid=217361752889474920204.0004b12dce23452dc5b23&msa=0&ll=6.481626,3.45314&spn=0.091934,0.163593 width=460 height=550 marginwidth=0 marginheight=0 frameborder=0 scrolling=no] [tab: Gallery] http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=358392&id=82573393018 [tab: Nearby Attractions] National Theatre
Located in the heart of Lagos, the theatre which was constructed in 1976, is a multi-purpose national monument for the preservation, presentation and promotion of Nigerian arts and culture. Read more
Ikoyi Club Golf Course
The Ikoyi Club Golf course is a par 71 course made up of 18 holes, totaling 5838 meters in length. Each hole is portrayed by unique features such as sand traps, fairway bunkers, water and huge trees. Read more
Lekki Conservation Centre
The nature park which covers a land area of 78 hectare is one of Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF) foremost conservation project sites. The centre serves as biodiversity conservation icon and environment education centre. Read more
Hermitage Garden Resort
With an expansive and soothing environment, Hermitage Garden Resort has luminous beach front and their luxurious mini-villas all offer wonderful ocean views with its own balcony. Read more
Lagos Bar Beach
This is the main beach on Victoria Island, along Ahmadu Bello Way and one of the more popular beaches in Lagos State. The beach runs from the Institute of Oceanography in the west to the Eko Hotel in the east. Read more
Eko Tourist Beach Resort
Eko Tourist Beach Resort is a privately-managed beach that provides fun seekers and picnickers an alternative to the hustle and bustle of conventional beaches in Lagos State. There is also the beach restaurant serving quality foods and drinks. Read more
Halem Seaside Resort
This is a top Nigerian resort situated on an exclusive beach over-viewing the Atlantic ocean on the Lagos coastline. It is about 30 minutes boat cruise from Victoria Island. Read more
Takwa Bay Beach
This is a sheltered and arguably the most popular beach in Lagos situated along Lagos harbour. The beach which is accessible by boat from Osborne Jetty, provides a pleasant outing with a relatively safe swimming conditions. Read more
Whispering Palms Beach Resort
Located in Iworo, Badagry Local Government Area of Lagos State, the resort lies on the Lagoon and typifies the beauty of the area’s cool Atlantic breeze, sillica sands, palm trees and chirping birds. Read more
Lacampagne Tropicana Beach Resort
This resort offers a unique blend of natural environments which include a fresh water lake, accessible mangrove forest, a savannah, extensive sandy beach and the warm Atlantic sea. Read more
Jhalobia Recreation Park & Gardens
Jhalobia Recreation Park & Gardens is a carefully planned beautiful and unspoilt park and garden space that provides an ideal setting for superb white weddings, Islamic Nikai, Traditional marriage, registry or engagements. Read more