South African-based BON Hotels, has opened its latest hotel in the Maitama area of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. The 28 room hotel which is situated at 3, Negro Crescent, Maitama, was commissioned on Tuesday by the BON Hotel Group.
The BON Hotel Abuja, features 20 classic rooms, 4 executive suites, 4 executive lofts, a modern gym, conference center, coffee bar and a lounge, 2 swimming pools, and complimentary WiFi throughout the hotel. The conference facilities have 7 meeting rooms and can accommodate up to 20 persons.
Each of the 28 rooms come with satellite TV, hairdryer, free wi-fi, tea/coffee making facilities, and electronic safe.
Conveniently located close to Abuja’s city centre, BON Hotel Abuja, is 3 km from the British Embassy and within walking distance of the Irish Embassy.
Presently, 50 per cent of the General Managers of the Hotels are Nigerians, while 78 percent of the Hotels workforces are also Nigerians.
BON Hotels was started in 2012 and today operates hotels in South Africa, Nigeria, Namibia, Ethiopia and Uganda. It operates its West African portfolio, which mostly consists of Nigeria, under BON Hotels International West Africa. BON Hotels International West Africa is headed by the founder and former Chairman of Protea Hotels, Otto Stehlik, who serves as the Executive Chairman.
The BON Hotel Abuja, joins other properties currently being operated by the group in Nigeria, including the BON Hotel Grand Towers Abuja, BON Hotel Stratton Asokoro, Abuja, BON Hotel Abuja, BON Hotel Delta, Protea Ikeja, Ikeja GRA, and Protea Victoria Island, bringing the existing number of hotel rooms operated in the country to 444. Almost all the hotels completed a refurbishment programme in 2016.
Currently under construction and scheduled for 2018 opening are the BON Hotel Apo, Abuja, BON Hotel Ekiti and BON Hotel Owerri, which will bring the Nigerian portfolio to 10 hotels. The company plans to build hotels in 37 locations in Nigeria, with joint venture partner, Africa Alliance Group, over the next few years.