Mercan Properties signs deal with Hilton to operate two new hotels in Lagos
Lagos Marina Hotel, Curio Collection by Hilton, and Hilton Garden Inn Lagos will be built next to the marina of this Algarvian city.
Mercan Properties Group and Hilton have signed an agreement for the operation of two new hotels in Lagos, which are expected to open in the summer of 2024.
With an enviable location overlooking the Lagos marina and the Atlantic Ocean, this new urban rehabilitation project represents an investment of 107.8 million euros by Mercan Properties Group, who estimate that the construction phase will allow for the creation of around 150 jobs and a further 200 during its operation. The agreement is Mercan Properties Group’ third with Hilton, following the recent opening of Se Catedral Hotel Porto, Tapestry Collection by Hilton and upcoming opening of Hilton Garden Inn Evora.
This hotel development of approximately 23.000 square meters of gross construction area (GCA) assumes itself as a unique project in this Algarvian city for integrating two hotels with distinct concepts. Lagos Marina Hotel, Curio Collection by Hilton will have 180 high-comfort rooms, distributed among 4 floors, in a total gross area of 14.776 square meters. Hilton Garden Inn Lagos will have 90 rooms, 27 of which will be converted into Suites with kitchenette, in a total gross area of 7.505 square meters.
Jordi Vilanova, President of Mercan Properties Group, said “the agreement now signed with Hilton is a proof of the development and interest that the city of Lagos has generated, increasingly asserting itself as a distinctive place, able to combine superb natural landscapes with a rich historical and cultural heritage. This project also represents a winning bet for Mercan Properties Group, very much in line with our values, as we give back to the city a place of comfort and well-being, capable of further boosting the marina and all the services and spaces around it”.
Carlos Miro, managing director, development, Spain & Portugal, Hilton, said, “Building on Hilton’s presence in the incredibly popular Algarve, we are excited to partner with Mercan Properties Group to make our debut in Lagos. Dramatic cliff faces, picturesque beaches and its vibrant culture make this highly sought-after tourist destination an ideal location for our Curio Collection by Hilton and Hilton Garden Inn brands. This announcement solidifies our commitment to Portugal as a key strategic market for Hilton, with plans to more than double our portfolio in the coming years.”
The unique, one-of-a-kind Lagos Marina Hotel, Curio Collection by Hilton, will feature a restaurant and two bars, one of which will be found on the sprawling rooftop terrace complete with infinity pool. Boasting a second pool on the ground floor, guests will be able to swim or lounge by either pool before sampling the hotel’s spa and fitness facilities.
Offering upscale and affordable accommodation, Hilton Garden Inn Lagos will offer comfortable rooms and suites with kitchenettes. The hotel’s airy, inviting and multi-functional lobby will feature a bar, restaurant and a 24-hour self-service shop, ensuring guests are able to cater to every need through the day and night. Fitness facilities and an outdoor pool mean guests can work out or relax by the water, and the hotel’s ideal location invites exploration of Marina de Lagos and the rest of the city.
Both hotels will blend seamlessly into their surroundings through an architectural composition with delicate and careful lines, thought out in detail with the comfort and well-being of an exclusive lifestyle in mind. With Lagos’ beautiful outdoors in mind, rooms and restaurants alike will be designed with terraces, sunken gardens and balconies, so guests can enjoy the warm Algarvian weather as well as views of the Atlantic. Both hotels also offer meeting room spaces, as well as more than 160 car parking spaces between the two hotels.