Under Construction: Le Méridien (Grand) Ikoyi Towers

By: | October 20th, 2011 | 1 Comment

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.

Business Centre
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.

Car parking
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.

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