Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. on Wednesday August 31 announced the signing of Four Points Benin City, Nigeria as part of its effort at accelerating growth in emerging markets across the globe.
Four Points by Sheraton Benin City, Nigeria is owned by Eagle Hospitality and Leisure Limited. The sleek new Four Points hotel is built for the modern travellers with an emphasis on approachable design and stylish comfort.
Conveniently located in the heart of Benin City, Edo State, the hotel is situated within a five-minute drive to the airport and less than 10 minutes from the business district.
“Four Points by Sheraton Benin City will further consolidate our strong Nigeria portfolio, opening up yet another emerging destination for international travel. With five hotels operating and another four in the pipeline, including Four Points Benin City, Nigeria is already one of our strongest markets in the region, and the signing of this hotel reinforces the growing demand for affordable lifestyle brands in rapidly developing markets, ”said Michael Wale, President, Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Europe, Africa and Middle East.
“We are delighted to introduce the popular Four Points brand to Benin City and expect this new hotel to meet the rising demand for high-caliber lodging in this fast-growing market, soon emerging as a leading choice among business and leisure travelers,” said Mr Chris Oshiafi, group managing director of PanAfrican Capital Plc and chairman of Eagle Hospitality and Leisure Limited.
“Responding to the demand for affordable yet innovative lodging options is core to our development strategy,” said Neil George, Senior Vice President Acquisitions & Development, Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Africa & Middle East.
“Four Points has the largest number of rooms in Starwood’s global pipeline and its compelling blend of comfort, style and affordability make the brand increasingly attractive for owners and developers, “Neil George stated.