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04th September, 2013.

Swiss International Hotels & Resorts opens in Nigeria

The Switzerland based Swiss International Hotels & Resorts announces the signing of two upscale hotels properties, thus confirming locations for the highly-anticipated first operational hotels in Nigeria and continuing development momentum for the fast growing International Hotel Brand in Africa and the Middle East.

The hotels, to be branded and known as Swiss International Westown-Lagos and Swiss International Mabisel-Port Harcourt are strategically located at 7 Sheraton-Opebi Link Road, Ikeja, Lagos, and Industrial Layout (off Peter Odili Road) Port
Harcourt, Nigeria.

This was disclosed by the Managing Director for West Africa, Swiss International Hotels & Resorts, Dr.Wasiu Babalola.

"The two hotels are well suited to meet the demands of the large population of business market and people living in and traveling to those areas. The full service upscale-market properties featuring combined 202 keys are scheduled to open 1st October 2013", Babalola said.

Babalola further said, "We are excited to add these two properties to our network, and continue the development momentum for the Swiss International Hotels brands, in and beyond Nigeria, in strategic markets."

"The opening of Swiss International in Lagos and Port Harcourt are pivotal moments in the tremendous growth and development of
Nigeria, which is a vital business hub of the West African economy," said Dr.Wasiu Babalola, Managing Director for West Africa of Swiss International Hotels & Resorts.

He quotes: "These hotels reinforce the continued growth of Swiss
International Hotels & Resorts and the further developmental success of the our brands globally."

"Nigeria is a focus country for our business development. With these openings, we are bringing our portfolio in Nigeria and West Africa to over 18 hotels in operation and under development", commented Henri (Hans) W.R. Kennedie,Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Swiss International Hotels & Resorts.

Swiss International Westown-Lagos, besides 85 contemporary and comfortable guest rooms and suites will offer a restaurant and bar, meeting & conference facilities thus making it an upper-market MICE destination, a gym, and a rooftop bar & swimming pool on the 10th floor.

"It is indeed a great honor and pleasure for Westown Hotels Limited to be associated with the Swiss International's global family.

Swiss International is one of the world's most dynamic hotel groups, and I have great confidence in the group's ability to operate this hotel and to make it a leading upper-market property in Nigeria's and West Africa Business capital city Lagos", said Mr. Anthony Ayeni, President/CEO of Westown Hotels Limited.

Lagos is Nigeria's largest urban area and dominated by headquarters of major companies, many in the technology,
financial services and healthcare segments, government activities and state owned enterprises.

The hotel also offers three diverse restaurants and bars to
provide guests with a truly international culinary experience from Asian favorites to Western a la Carte classics.

The unit will open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, offers a chic modern design and cozy ambience where guests can enjoy a menu of fusion foods, gourmet coffee, tea and healthy beverage options.

The Swiss International Mabisel-Port Harcourt is strategically positioned in an area of significant business development and as one of the first properties to premier the new brand, will serve as a prototype to showcase the Swiss values and business process.

The hotel prides itself as an upscale market with 117 Guestrooms and Suites with Swimming Pool, Gym facilities, Food & beverage Units and conference facilities.

For a more casual but still dynamic destination, the hotel's Lobby Lounge offers a stunning view and live entertainment, creating the perfect ambiance to meet with friends and colleagues, or just unwind.

The Swiss Cafe Restaurant & Lounge is the hotel's elegant and tranquil restaurant, featuring classic cuisine. Menu highlights include Mediterranean, Western and other local and traditional delicacies.

The place to see and be seen, the Swiss Cafe Restaurant & Lounge is an upscale and fashionable dining venue in Port Harcourt, serving contemporary and authentic cuisine in an energetic but chic venue.

The Swiss International Mabisel-Port Harcourt is located within the Industrial Layout, within the Port Harcourt metropolitan area and headquarters to numerous international businesses and oil firms.

Swiss International Hotels & Resorts has distilled its core values from Swiss culture and these core values had been woven into the fabric of all Swiss International Hotels, as they grow worldwide.

Swiss International makes the difference through best-in-class hospitality and the Swiss philosophy.

Swiss International now counts over 30 hotels in operation and under development and has pride itself as the largest growing International Hotel chain in sub-Saharan Africa.

Both the Swiss International Westown-Lagos and the Swiss International Mabisel-Port Harcourt are located within the respective state capitals and are between 5km to 15km from the international & domestic airports.

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