Winners for the Top 100 Hotels in Lagos organised by Travellers Magazine, West African’s foremost travel journal have emerged after a two month long survey by Travellers and Travel trade practitioners in Nigeria.
At the end of the survey, Eko Hotel and Suites emerged as the best ranked hotel in Lagos, while Intercontinental and Wheat Baker emerged second and third best ranked hotels respectively.
The survey for the top 100 hotels was done over two months through personal questionnaire survey of Hotel managers and secret vote by Travel Journalists in Lagos and online voting.
The online voting was done via the largest travel news website in Africa Questionnaires were delivered as newsletters to over 25000 people globally and the votes were collated using the Survey Monkey software. Each voter was asked to rank the top 15 Hotels out of all the leading hotels in Lagos giving reasons for the ranking.
At the end of the survey, the hotels were now arranged according to the number of high ranks they had garnered. Eko hotel had the highest number of votes in all the collated votes while other hotels on the top 25 list did well as number 2 and number 3 ranked hotels.
Other hotels that did very well in the ranking includes Oriental Hotel, Four Points by Sheraton, Southern Sun hotel, Sheraton Ikeja hotel, Federal Palace hotel, Radisson Blu, Bogobori Hotel Westwood, The Protea hotels and Golden Tulip Festac.
The ranking for the hospitality providers were based on the perceived service rendered Location, facilities, and capacity of the hotels.
The not so popular new players on the top 25 list include The George in Ikoyi, Genesis Sojourner in Ikeja , Fahrenheit Maison in Victoria Island, Ibis Hotel Toyin street, The Best Western hotels, Welcome centre and Admiralty Hotel Lekki.
According to the organisers of the survey, the full results of the Top 100 hotel in Lagos will be published in the next edition of Travellers magazine, and will be carried on, including sharing the result on different social media platforms.
Travellers Magazine will be presenting certificates to the Top 100 Hotels at the Hospitality Day on the 24thNovember 2015 at the 11th AKWAABA Travel Market at Eko Hotel.
According to the organisers, the presentation of certificate is a mark of recognition and to encourage the hotels to maintain their standards and also to encourage other hotels not so chosen to up their games in the hospitality business and improve their appeal to the public.
Travellers Magazine started the Top 100 Hotels survey in 2001 and stopped the annual survey in 2006 when the then director general of NTDC Dr. Eborieme set up the national Hotel Classification committee to grade hotels in Nigeria. Because the Publisher of Travellers Magazine Mr. Ikechi Uko was co-opted as a member of the committee, it suspended the annual survey in order not to confuse the public with its survey.
Considering the new reality and the need to guide travellers and hotel guests aright Travellers Magazine decided to reintroduce its annual survey. It carried out the survey as part of its social services to travellers in Nigeria. It is the first travel Magazine in West Africa Published since 1996. The journal serves as a one stop shop for airlines, Hotels, Restaurants, Tour operators, Travel Agents, State Tourism Board among others. Travellers’ magazine is set to be the in-house magazine of over 100 hotels in Nigeria and Ghana.
Already Guests of Holiday Inn Airport hotel Accra and La Palm Royal Beach Hotel Accra and Southern Sun hotel Lagos will be served copies of Travellers for their reading delight.
It is now an in-flight magazine for Africa World Airlines that flies between Ghana and Nigeria and also within Ghana. AWA was voted as the best Domestic Airline in Ghana. AWA is the strategic partner to South African Airlines on the Accra/Washington DC route.
AWA is expected to carry all SAA passengers between Nigeria and Ghana. This partnership provides a huge opportunity for visibility. It was the in-flight magazine for Virgin Nigeria before it stopped operating.