Lagos has continued to welcome new hotels to its hospitality sector with one of the newest additions being Ice Suites and Apartments located on Gbemisola Adenubi area of Ago – Okota (Grandmate) area of the state.
The hotel’s location is fast turning into the business and entertainment district of Ago Palace Way, enjoying a serene and peaceful ambience of some sorts while the hotel’s enchanting presence certainly is an inviting attraction in the neighbourhood with its opulence easily one of its unique appeals.
But beyond those attributions is the fact of its warmth and radiance which is accentuated by the calm and cooling effect that the hotel has on visitors; right from the front house to the backhouse, an effect the manager of the cosy hotel, Samuel Uba, said is a deliberate creation to set the hotel apart from the motley crowd.
According to him, ‘‘guests are assured the perfect respite after a hard day’s work or a tiring round of shopping and sight-seeing of the city,’’ adding that this is the motivation for the hotel management to create such a serenading environment for visitors to savour the best of hospitality.
Hence, ‘‘we call it Ice Suite because it is cool and chilling’’ and affords the guests the opportunity to interact with people of high caliber, thereby giving their business, social and personal life a boost by extending and enriching their network and spheres of influence.
Besides its sophisticated and elegantly apportioned facilities, which are of international standard, Uba said that the personnel of the hotel are well trained to deliver on the culture of service of the hotel, insisting that they remain one of the greatest assets of the hotel.
‘‘Our cutting edge lies in our professional staff whom are well positioned to give our highly esteemed customers an unequalled international standard service, guaranteeing satisfaction and value for money,’’ adding that ‘‘it is the happiest place to be for anyone seeking to explore the hospitality world.’’ Less than five months in operation, the manager revealed that the occupancy rate has been very encouraging with its recording a full house daily.
The target market, he said, include business travellers, tourists and residents of the locality with distinctive taste and appetite for quality offerings. With the level of patronage it has received so far and with its fast becoming a sought after hospitality home, the hotel manager disclosed that the future of the hotel is very bright with its sight on becoming a reference point for hospitality business not just only in Lagos but in Nigeria given the fact that its fame as a plush and well catered home for business travellers and fun seekers is fast spreading across the globe.
‘‘I want Ice Suites to ring bells in the ears of people as not just the happiest place to be but as an enclave for relaxation and comfort, offering quality facilities and services,’’ said Uba of his vision for the hotel even as he expressed thanks and gratitude to repeat visitors who are spreading the gospel already.
The full service hotel boasts 18 rooms, ranging from Standard, Super double, Executive, Suite to Executive suite, all stylishly decorated and fitted with sophisticated and quality hospitality gadgets with one of the most amazing features of the rooms being the distinctive colour scheme adopted to distinguish each room.
For instance you have such colour scheme as Ruby (Executive suites); Peach (Executive Room); Rock (Executive suites); Aqua (Basic Room); Beryl (Standard Room); Jazz (Suites); and Pent (Roof top Room). Amenities in the rooms ranges from comfy king size beds, luxury toilets, flat screen LED TV with multiple satellite channels, refrig-erator, work desk/chair, high speed internet connection(WIFI) and of course, added to the bargain is complimentary breakfast and drinks, such as table water, wine and can drinks.
A posh and luxuriating bar/lounge that also doubles as restaurant, tastefully furnished with attractive pull and enticing offers that include a well – stocked bar for exotic drinks, cocktails, and beverages with the restaurant end treating you to sumptuous African and continental delicacies as well as a rich douse of Chinese meals.
Others include: Free uncovered parking, 24-hour reception/room service, personalised chef service on request, 24 hours power supply, security, travel and tours services as well as express laundry and dry cleaning services both in house and walk in guests.
No loud parties are allowed in the hotel except for a quiet private soirees at the bar/ lounge as Uba said that the hotel management abhours anything that impinges on the peaceful and serenading nature of the hotel, which he said gives it a sanctuary ambience.