Nigeria’s Tallest Hotel – the Intercontinental opens in Lagos

By on June 14, 2013

Nigeria’s Tallest Hotel – the Intercontinental opens in Lagos

Client: Milan Industries Limited

Prime consultant: Design Group Nigeria Ultd

Project Duration: 27 Months

Contract Sum: N6.5 Billion

 

Towering at 100m in height, Milan’s Intercontinental Hotel has dwarfed all the buildings in Victoria Island Lagos, and is set to be the tallest hotel in Nigeria. The Intercontinental has become the iconic symbol of Victoria Island Lagos.

Intercontinental Lagos

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The luxury hotel ushers into the Lagos Hospitality market additional 358 rooms and suites made up of 246 standard rooms, 30 twin rooms, 17 large corner king rooms, 17 corner one-bedroom suites, 14 one-bedroom end suites, 4 club floor junior suites, 2 large one-bedroom suites (club floors), 1 presidential suite, 55 suites and larger rooms, 4 club floors with 72 club rooms and suites.

Intercontinental Lagos

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Other facilities include Grand African Ballroom of 1,477 sq. metres with eight branded meeting rooms, a-250 sq. metres Intercontinental Club Lounge, including meeting room facilities, 24-hour gym and health club, three spa and massage treatment rooms, outdoor lapping pool and pool deck, roof top Zen Garden, WIFI, branded luxury retail, and 200 underground parking spaces.

Intercontinental Lagos

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The development is a clear reflection of InterContinental Hotel Group’s confidence in the city, which is seen as a thriving commercial hub of Nigeria. Surrounded by creeks, lagoons and rivers, Lagos has undergone substantial development and has steadily witnessed a vast expansion of local industries.

In 1999 the United Nations predicted that the city’s metropolitan area, which had only 290,000 inhabitants in 1950, would exceed 20 million by 2010. International help came from the World Bank in 2006 when it granted US$200 million for the Lagos Metropolitan Development and Governance Project, aimed at improving urban areas.

Intercontinental Lagos

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The Milan Intercontinental Hotel is a 25-storey structure that includes two basements of more than 10m below the ground level. The construction of the main structure was therefore a special challenge especially as the hotel was being built in an already built-up environment.

The building sits comfortably on deep rooted piles and over 3000mm thick average raft foundation. The two basement design can accommodate up to 300 cars.

Intercontinental Lagos render

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