Le Meridien Ogeyi Place Unlocks Beaujolais Wine with an exclusive Celebration

A French Experience in Port Harcourt


Nigeria, PH- November 18, 2017
–Le Meridien Ogeyi Place recently launched a new French wine “Beaujolais”, the launch celebration took place at the poolside of the hotel. According to the General Manager of the Hotel –Fabian Martinez – “as part of our brand initiative, Beaujolais offers the opportunity to unveil our Le Meridien brand Summer Soiree culture. This program brings to our international guests the feel of French Beaujolais tradition, which is a truly home away from home experience in Nigeria”.

“In addition, our Hotel Executive Sous Chef, Innocent Anaemeje brings a very pleasant experience and opportunity to present French traditional delicacies with assorted French cold cuts” to further inspire the dining experience of our patrons”.

“We have curated our campaign in a way that delivers to our guests yet another way to unlock their destination through French traditional celebration and a modern perspective on this quintessential theme night campaign. Le Meridien cuisine will enable us offer unique and memorable dining experiences,” remarked the General Manager.

 

About Le Méridien
With more than 100 Hotels & Resorts worldwide and the strongest, most globally diverse portfolio in its history, the Paris-born Le Méridien brand connects the curious and creative-minded traveler to unexpected and engaging experiences within their destination. With its brand promise of “Destination Unlocked”, Le Méridien has transformed numerous guest touch points through global partnerships with creative minds. Plans call for dynamic portfolio expansion within the next five years in some of the world’s most exciting destinations. For more information, please visit LeMéridien.com or follow us on social media – Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

 

About Marriott International, Inc.
Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) is based in Bethesda, Maryland, USA, and encompasses a portfolio of] more than 6,100 properties in 30 leading hotel brands spanning 122 countries and territories. Marriott operates and franchises hotels and licenses vacation ownership resorts all around the world. The company also operates award-winning loyalty programs: Marriott Rewards®, which includes The Ritz-Carlton Rewards®, and Starwood Preferred Guest®. For more information, please visit our website at www.marriott.com, and for the latest company news, visit www.marriottnewscenter.com. In addition, connect with us on Facebook and @MarriottIntl on Twitter and Instagram.

 

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Sun International Awards Trade Partners in Lagos

Sun International, one of Africa’s largest hospitality, leisure and gaming groups operating about 19 luxury properties including hotels and casinos in Africa and Latin America has awarded its trade partners in Lagos, Nigeria.

Onboard a luxurious boat, cruising along the Lagos shores, exquisite buffet, world class beverage and onboard DJ, Sun International presented awards of recognition to deserving Nigerian partners for their continuous support of ensuring Nigerian travellers relish the wholesome experience of Sun International properties in South Africa.

In the category of Key partners, South African Airways and South African Tourism won the awards while Avantgarde Tours, Diamond and Pearls Travels, 1860 Travels, Tourbrokers International and Aviator Travels won the Top Achievers Award.

Other winners of the Sun International awards include Fidol Trips and Admiral Travels as New Supporters of the Sun International properties with AFRIMA, the promoters of the All Africa Music Awards recognised for Continued Partnership.

Didier Bayeye, Market Manager, West Africa and Indian Oceans, Sun International, while presenting the awards to the Nigerian trade partners mentioned the significance of the win-win partnership between Sun International and the Nigerian trade.

“Nigeria is an important market to Sun International and we are delighted to be working with very passionate people who have contributed immensely in growing our brand, and ensuring Nigerian travellers loyalty to the Sun International properties. From Table Bay in Cape Town, The Maslow in Johannesburg and The Boardwalk in Port Elizabeth and the multi award winner resort; Sun City, it has been an appreciable story of Nigerians visiting and wanting to visit more. We owe all these commendable stories to the hard work and dedication of all of you present here.”

“In the coming years, we look forward to a more rewarding partnership with the Nigerian trade with the full assurances of Sun International commitment and support,” Didier added.

Efetobo Awhana, CEO Avantgarde Tours while accepting the Top Achievers award declared Table Bay, Sun International property in Cape Town as his favourite hotel in the world. “I am most delighted to receive this award. I constantly recommend Sun International properties to my clients for the amazing experiences that awaits guests. The Table Bay in Cape Town is no doubt my most favourable hotel in the world!”

Another prominent awardee, Wonuola Lamidi, Co-Founder of Diamond and Pearls Travels praised the efforts of Sun International for recognising the contributions of the Nigeria Trade. She said, “we sell Sun International properties because we are selling a total experience which is beyond just accommodation. There are loads of value add-ons for guests that’s beyond imaginations.”

The Sun International awards brought together a host of the top travel agencies in Nigeria to unwind aboard the Prest cruise ship.

AmuwoGames – The Biggest Community Sports Festival in Amuwo Odofin Ends in Grand Style

The maiden edition of the AmuwoGames tagged AmuwOOOlimpics2017 is done and dusted with the best teams crowned for the year.

After 16 interesting games over a period of one month, we saw various athletes stand on top of the podium to claim the different AmuwoGames titles.

The host team Mile 2 Lions came from behind to win the the overall champions title, with 9 Gold medals, 6 silver medals and 8 Bronze medals, despite their exit from the football competition right from the first day of the games, while the Festac Sharks who beat them at the opening ended up as Champions of the football category after overcoming another strong Mile 2 team – Mile 2 Hawks in the football finals yesterday.

See the final medals table and also details of the winners below:

 

The closing ceremony was a colourful one that ran late into the evening with dignitaries and representatives from the Lagos State Sports COmmission and the Amuwo Odofin Local Government in attendance. Celebrities in attendance also included Lafup the comedian, Sheun Natural of KMR, Run Jozzy and so on.

In his closing remarks, the Chief Organizer of the AmuwoGames and Founder of BizzyBody NG – Mr. Oluwaseun Ayeni described the AmuwoGames as a trail blazing and historic event, being the first of its kind in Nigeria as a whole, and encouraged people all over Nigeria to take a cue and replicate this kind of grass-root community sports initiative through out their localities.

For us, we will be happy to consult with Local governments across Nigeria to replicate these sport festival. Our aim is to replcate this nobel initiative across Nigeria and see the aims of the vision come to life in these places – Communal unity, Talent discovery, sportsmanship and youth development. The AmuwoGames will be held annually, and more versions included in the road-map will be executed as time goes on – He said.

AmuwoGames enjoyed diversity in the participation, as athletes included all genders, many tribes from Nigeria, young and old with age range from 7 to 45 years, and people from different works of life.

Lagos Endorses The Luxury Lifestyle Summit

Steve Ayorinde, Lagos State Commissioner for Information and Strategy has endorsed The Luxury Life Style Summit.

He made this endorsement on Thursday night as the special guest of honour at the closing cocktail of the two-day summit held at The Balmoral Convention Centre, Federal Palace Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos.

After the event, he would later take his endorsement further through a Facebook post he made on his wall on Friday 8, September when he wrote:

“Yesterday I had the privilege of being the Special Guest at the closing cocktail of the maiden edition of The Luxury Lifestyle Summit, spearheaded by Funke Osae-Brown with remarkable partnership from Tope Ogbe-Awe. The duo deserve commendation for drawing attention to a goldmine that can blossom the more – the luxury industry and associated luxury brands. The summit was timely in exploring how digital technology can draw the luxury experience closer…and how Lagos, a luxurious city brand itself, is the prime destination for the ultimate luxury experience. There was so much to discover and appreciate at the Federal Palace Hotel (Balmoral Hall) where it held. This summit deserves an encore and the support to grow into a full-fledge fair!”

He explained that the resilience of the organisers of the summit shows the unique resilience nature of the city.

“Lagos is a luxurious brand. Lagos is the most 29th expensive city in the world according to a ranking. It is speaking to the purchasing power in the city is high. It is a city that can focus on the brands that being confused on today at The Luxury Lifestyle Summit by Funke Osae-Brown and Tope Ogbeni-Awe, the two partners who put the event together. It offers good opportunities for the kind of platform we have today. Lagos is a luxurious brand. Funke and Tope are making my job easier with initiatives like this. The luxurious brand Lagos is about driving visitors to our city.”

Sheraton, Le Meridien and Four Points Hotels in Nigeria Celebrates Eid al-Adha in style

Abuja, Nigeria – August 28, 2017 – Sheraton, Le Meridien and Four Points Hotels in Nigeria promises a steady flow of engaging events, family time and exceptional offers this holy month.

The Hotels made up of Sheraton Lagos Hotel, Sheraton Abuja Hotel, Four Points by Sheraton Lagos, Le Meridien Ogeyi Place brings the promise of a true Eid al-Adha experience to all its valued patrons.

According to the Area General Manager for the Hotels in Nigeria –Mr. Barry Curran “our room rates this season start from as low as N39, 999 and includes free access to internet, complimentary buffet breakfast all-inclusive of taxes”.

At Le Méridien Ogeyi Place Port Harcourt, we juxtapose modern amenities with Port Harcourt’s intriguing culture, minutes from the city’s business center. Our visitors will be glad to enjoy a late check out based on availability as well as Complimentary Access to the Pool and Gym if you book now and stay from Aug. 25 – Sept. 10, 2017, valid for arrivals Friday through Sunday.

Other enticing offers there include an N 160,000 room package for three nights with complimentary breakfast for two, free access to recreational facilities as well as high-speed internet, while children under 9 years eat free for stays commencing Aug. 25 – Sept. 10, 2017 -Valid for arrivals Friday through Sunday.

Those visiting Four Points by Sheraton Lagos our innovative brand close to the beaches, corporations, and culture of the Lekki Peninsula; can enjoy our Complimentary Buffet, Breakfast, free access to our Steam, Sauna, pool and Gym as well as Complimentary premium Internet from Aug. 31 – Sept. 3, 2017.

If you visit Sheraton Lagos Hotel we encourage you to share tempting tastes, connect with friends, or go for a swim during this period. We are glad to offer you our special welcome drink, with elevated room facilities including 4pm late check-out based on availability; from Sept. 1 – Sept. 10, 2017, valid all days of the week.

For our guests arriving at Abuja, we welcome you to connect with

Sheraton Abuja Hotel where a pool, warm venues, and familiar comforts ensures a re-energizing stay. Share in the Joy of the Season with an enriching Eid food and beverage offer of a Sumptuous 2-Course Meal (A main dish with a salad or dessert)

And soft drink of choice alongside a pampering all day access to the Sheraton Fitness (Pool, Steam/Sauna, Gym).

 

While the Hotel’s compelling package consists of Complimentary Breakfast for two, 15% discount on meals at the Pool Bar & Restaurant ( during stay), Complimentary access to Tennis, Squash and Basketball courts, Gym, Pool, Steam and Sauna as well as internet if you book now and stay from Aug. 31 – Sept. 4, 2017, valid for arrivals Thursday through Monday.

Our lavish Eid buffet meal offerings at our Pumpkin Leaf ( former Crockpot) Sheraton Lagos Hotel, Papillion-Sheraton Abuja Hotel, Ororo-Le Meridien Ogeyi Place Port Harcourt and Brazzerrie- Four Points Sheraton Lagos restaurants to great get-away offers on room rates are tailored to ensure the utmost satisfaction of our loyal customer.

“We are good and ready to cater to all the particular needs of our customers this Holiday season and our dedicated teams look forward to making each guest experience truly unforgettable,” concludes Barry Curran.

For more information on our offers in Nigeria kindly visit: http://www.africa.starwoodoffers.com/eid

Looking for a Perfect Vacay Spot? 6 Reasons to Visit Durban

Feeling stressed and you’re looking for the perfect getaway without breaking the bank? A lot of people don’t know the potential that African tourism industry has to offer and we have to be able utilize what we have to make Africa great. Known for its warm climate and luxurious beaches, Durban is the busiest and largest urban area in the South African province of KwaZulu – Natal. The Durban experience offers one of the best dining, entertainment attractions and hospitality centres in Africa.

1. Explore the array of dishes at the Roma Revolving Restaurant.

Known for its classic elegance, it’s located on the top of John Ross House and designed to rest on top of a revolving platform. The restaurant offers panoramic 360 degree view of Durban city and has this old school feel and design. The extensive array of dishes, specialities and wine list earns an A+ for the restaurant. It will cost about 400 rands (9000 naira) for a table for two, depending on the menu items.

2. Place a bet on your horse at Durban July.

Check out Durban July’s video

If you love betting, then this is for you.  Durban July is one of the largest horse racing events held in Greyville racecourse annually. The entrance tickets or the event is 220 rands, (6000 Naira) packages are usually given out at different hospitality centre at the events. When the event is not happening, the entry into Greyville is free and you can book a table for 180 rands. (4800 Naira)

 

3. Take part of the luxurious lifestyle at Wild Coast Sun

Wild Coast Sun offers so many family friendly activities and attractions inside the resort; there are some of the best water ride parks at the Wild Waves Water Park, The Magic Company at Aloha offers interactive video games and you and your kids can try your hands at bowling at the Cosmic Ten Pin Bowling. There are also activities offered to adults i.e. Quad biking, the casino and others. The room rate starts as low as 1570 rands (4000 Naira) and features free Wi-Fi, outdoor swimming pool, spa and shuttle buses to attractions.

4. Take in the local life at Victoria Street Market.

Do you want to experience Durban’s culture and people? This is the perfect place to spend the day, there are over 170 stalls that showcases different aspects of the Durban culture they have saris, scarves, arts and crafts, woven blends for reasonable prices, and what makes the market so special is the array of African and Indian spice blends. The market makes you appreciate the beauty of the culture.

5. Go on a boat cruise at Durban North Beach

You can enjoy the boat cruise with family and friends at the Durban North Beach, there is also a booze cruise, if you’re into something like that. The promenade is a paved walkway linking Blue Lagoon in the north with Addington in the South. Apart from the boat cruise, you can also take a rickshaw ride around the beachfront.  The beach also allows skateboarding, surfing, body boarding, swimming and sunbathing – an all-in-one package.

6. Shop till you drop at Gateway Mall

Welcome to Gateway Theatre of Shopping, the largest mall in Africa! Gateway Theatre of Shopping or Gateway is a shopping centre located on Umhlanga Ridge in Umhlanga, north of Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. It has been twice hailed as the shopping centre of the year. Check out their latest sales and discounts at the various stores in the Gateway Mall.

 

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10 Days in Sun City premieres in South Africa

The much celebrated 10 Days in Sun City movie filmed in world class Sun International, Sun City Resort, South Africa is set to be showing in South African cinemas after a VIP premiere at Sun Central in Sun City which hosted celebrities from South Africa and across Africa.

The South African premiere of the movie is preceded by the earlier tremendous successful premiere in Lagos, Nigeria couple of months ago where the movie maintained the number one spot for several weeks on the Nigerian Box Office.

AY, producer of the movie has confidently mentioned that Sun City became the location of the movie after his exciting experience at the resort.

“Initially this movie was supposed to be shot in Paris. However, after my very first visit to Sun City I changed my mind and recrafted the script to be in tune with what I saw at the resort. I bet you, go see this movie which is currently making waves in Nigeria and Ghana cinemas and will be showing in the South African cinemas from 25 August this year, Sun City will definitely be your next holiday and celebration destination,” AY stated.

The 10 Days in Sun City movie showcased Sun International, Sun City Resort luxury which holds excitement and fun activities in an action-comedy movie starring super stars including Richard Mofe-Damijo; AdesuaEtomi; AY; FalzThe Bad Guy and a host of other Nigerian actors. American famous comic actor, Miguel Nunez Jr. and South African actors Amanda Du Pont; Thenjiwe Moseley and Celeste Ntuli also feature in the movie.

According to, Sun International, owners of Sun City resort where the movie was shot, 10 Days in Sun City provides another veritable platform to showcase the wonders of the resort to Africans and beyond.

Jennifer Beattie, Group Manager, Africa Sales and Marketing at Sun International said, “Sun International superior hotels and resorts profile makes it a recognized premium brand. The Sun International Group has a diverse profile of assets including world class five-star hotels, modern and well-located casinos, and some of the world’s premier resorts. Our destinations offer experiential luxury, enduring quality and incredible adventure, supported by an authentic dedication to personal service.”

“Our approach has been to differentiate our hotels, resorts and casinos in architecture, service, experience, location and the mix of entertainment and activities. Creating lasting memories for our guests and customers is a core part of our DNA. We’ve created some of the world’s most iconic hotels from The Palace of The Lost City at Sun City to The Table Bay Hotel in Cape Town. The creative architecture of these properties and the blending of their designs with their local environment make each property unique,” Jennifer explained

Raul de Lima, General Manager of Sun City describes the resort as a fun filled one-stop destination that caters for every need of the traveller.

“Sun City is known as a world within a city because the resort ideally caters for all the needs of a traveller offering tailor-made experiences that last a lifetime,” Raul mentioned.

The movie 10 Days in Sun City will make you want to experience Sun City at its best! Watch the movie and then experience a life time of memorable moments when you visit the resort and other Sun International properties.