Starwood expands presence in Nigeria

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Starwood Hotels & Resorts has announced the signing of the Four Points by Sheraton Ikot Ekpene, a new-build hotel scheduled to open in 2015. Owned by the Akwa Ibom State government, the Four Points by Sheraton Ikot Ekpene will be Starwood’s 10th hotel in Nigeria and second hotel in the state of Akwa Ibom, after the Le Meridien Ibom Hotel & Golf Resort.

The Four Points by Sheraton Ikot Ekpene will feature 146 guest rooms, an all-day dining restaurant, a lobby bar, 814 square metres of meeting and event space, as well as a fitness centre and an outdoor pool.

Located at the crossroad between two major highways with easy airport access, the hotel will be the first high-rise tower in Ikot Ekpene as well as the city’s first purpose-built internationally-branded hotel.

The hotel will offer Sheraton Four Comfort beds and free bottled water in the rooms, and complimentary Wi-Fi in all public areas.