Another ocean-liner structure in Lagos to be known as Radisson Hotel Tower on the choice waterfront Street of Ozumba Mbadiwe Street, Victoria Island will be ready for launching soon, as the poject is nearing completion.
This will make another history at the choice waterfront, barely three years after the launch of the first ship-structured conference centre popularly known as “The Civic Centre” on the choice waterfront.
The project coming with multiple presidential suits and exquisite Luxury Chalets would serve the axis and beyond considering the fact that related hotels are scarce on the stretch before now.
It is being developed by billionaire business mogul and capital market merchant, Chief Oba Otudeko, which will compete favourably with other five-star hotels in the country on delivery, according to design specification.
Access to the hotel can be by water and land. The five-cowrie lagoon running from the Bar Beach through the extreme part of Lekki-Peninsula and strategic waterfront angles of Ikoyi would provide pleasure boat riding adventure to society personalities who may wish to escape the challenges of road traffic regularly experienced along the corridor.
There is also the advantage of hitting the hotel by air using the nearby carveton helipad also on the Ozumba Mbadiwe stretch.
Some of the contacted engineers who were seen working on the interior fittings and external wall finishing opined that the hotel would be completed before the fourth quarter of this year.
In an earlier interview with the Lagos State Commissioner for Waterfront and Development on the exploits of private sector investors in tourism development on the axis, Prince Adesegun Onirua hailed the efforts of investors, stressing that government decided to open up the waterfront for high class tourism development, as part of efforts to sustain the government’s dream of driving the state to a sustainable Mega city status as soon as possible.
He also explained further that the tourism development plan for the waterfront by the government was captured in the adopted Ikoyi-Victoria Island Model City Plan unveiled by the governmet in January 2007.
Oba Otudeko, it could be recalled, recently replaced the immediate past chairman of First Bank of Nigeria Plc, Alhaji Abdul Muttalab who has completed his tenure as the board chairman, earlier in the year.
The hotel, it is projected, will also stimulate a lot of business activities within the waterfront.