Luxury brand Fairmont Hotels and Resorts has announced the development of a new property in the Nigerian capital of Abuja.

The 270-room hotel is due to open in 2019 and will be situated in the centre of the city’s business district and 30km from Nnamdi Azikiwe International airport.

The Fairmont Abuja will also be located close to the new International Conference Centre due to open in 2018.

The hotel will feature more than 2,400 sqm of meeting and event space as well as spa and leisure facilities, tennis courts, gym and outdoor swimming pools. It will also have a selection of restaurants and lounges, boutique cafe, pool bar and two “specialist” restaurants.

“We are very excited to bring the Fairmont brand to the Nigerian capital, fulfilling a growing demand for luxury, genuine hospitality in addition to helping shape an exciting cultural and culinary landscape,” said Jennifer Fox, President, FRHI International and Fairmont Brand.

“As the continent’s largest economy and biggest oil producer, Nigeria is experiencing robust and stable growth making it a world-class destination and enticing location for both business and leisure travel,” she added.

The addition of Fairmont Abuja follows the development of a number of Fairmont hotels in the region, including Fairmont Lagos.

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