Starwood Signs Four Points in Nigeria

BENIN CITY, NIGERIA—Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc., has signed Four Points Benin City, Nigeria.

Owned by Eagle Hospitality and Leisure Limited, the new Four Points hotel is located in the heart of the city, the capital city of Edo State, one of the 36 states in Nigeria. The hotel is a short distance to the airport and government and business district.

“Four Points by Sheraton Benin City will further consolidate our strong Nigeria portfolio, opening up yet another emerging destination for international travel,” said Michael Wale, president, Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Europe, Africa and Middle East. “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.”

“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 Chris Oshiafi, group managing director of PanAfrican Capital Plc and chairman of Eagle Hospitality and Leisure Limited.

The property offers 176 guestrooms and suites along with F&B options, including an all-day dining restaurant, a pool bar and the brand’s signature Best Brews program featuring local beers at the lobby bar and lounge.

Facilities include a state-of-the-art, 24-hour fitness center, an outdoor pool, flexible meeting spaces and a fully equipped business center. The hotel will provide all of the brand’s defining elements, including the signature Four Points bed, complimentary bottled water in all rooms and suites, fast and free WiFi throughout the hotel and breakfast.

With more than 200 hotels in nearly 40 countries around the world, Four Points continues to penetrate new markets globally, and is on track to expand its portfolio of rooms by more than 50% in the next five years, according to the company.