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Southern Sun Ikoyi at 10: A Decade of Hospitality Excellence


On 20 November, 2019, Southern Sun Ikoyi rolled out the drums as it marked and celebrated the 10th anniversary of its operation. Actually, 10 successful years of hospitality excellence and an unwavering commitment to guests experience as well as innovative services.

To celebrate the milestone and other achievements, Southern Sun Ikoyi hosted stakeholders, friends, clients, guests, distinguished members of the public as well as the hotel's management team to a well-attended cocktail event marked with impeccable hospitality and exquisite gastronomy.

Dignitaries at the event included the Consul General of the South African Consulate General, Darkey Ephraim Africa, Chief Whip of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Honorable Lateef Abiru, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Airtel Networks Limited, Olusegun Ogunsanya, and many others. Speaking at the commemoration cocktail, General Manager, Southern Sun Ikoyi, Mark Loxley expressed gratitude to the guests and reiterated the unwavering commitment by stakeholders who have consistently supported the journey of the Southern Sun Ikoyi brand over the past 10 years.

A true 4-star hotel, Southern Sun Ikoyi is an iconic brand and destination which has evolved over the years into a unique destination buoyed with class, prestige and excellent culinary services. Famed for its unblemished excellence in hospitality and innovative services, Southern Sun Ikoyi prides itself as the industry standard for exceptional culinary and hospitality offerings having won numerous local and international accolades for distinction, more than many of its contemporaries. Some of the awards and recognitions are Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence Hall of fame 2018, Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence in 2010 -2015, Top 100 Travel companies in West Africa 2016, Top 50 Restaurants in West Africa 2016, Traveler’s Choice Award 2011-2017, Trip Advisor Hall of Fame Award 2015, West African Tourism Hospitality Awards (WATHAWARDS 2012) ‘Best Fine Dining Restaurant 2012, International Hotel Awards (IHL) UK ‘Best Hotel Nigeria 2013/2014 African Region, International Hotel Awards (IHL) UK “Best Hotel in Africa 2012/2013 to mention a few.

Southern Sun Ikoyi is a direct 'descendant' of Ikoyi Hotels which was originally established over 85 years ago to cater for the high number of expatriates in the old Ikoyi and Victoria Island neighbourhood. The old Ikoyi Hotel was formerly owned by the Nigeria Hotels Limited and later the Ikoyi Hotels Limited.

Following extensive structural remodelling and change of management initiated in 2004, Ikoyi Hotel officially recommenced operations in 2009 under a new business name - Southern Sun Ikoyi, which has since evolved to become a household name in the hospitality industry, not only in Nigeria, but in the whole of Africa.

Southern Sun Ikoyi has changed the dynamics of hospitality standards within Nigeria through its consistency in maintaining and delivery exceptional services through its enthusiastic staff imbibed with a penchant for maintaining high standards in all department. Today, Southern Sun Ikoyi has become an impressive synergy of stylish sophistication and luxurious elegance, combining classic contemporary design with modern trends and rich textures. The has become the reference for business and leisure hospitality standards in Nigeria.

Recently, Southern Sun Ikoyi underwent massive renovations across all rooms, ensuring that guests continue to have a memorable experience at the Hotel. Accommodation at Southern Sun Ikoyi combines classic comfort and business basics. Air-conditioning, comfy great-sleep beds, en-suite bathrooms with a shower, bath or both, blackout curtains, sound-softened windows, free WiFi, and flat-screen with DStv come as standard in every room type.

The 10th anniversary cocktail also provided another opportunity for Southern Sun Ikoyi to 'show off' their impeccable signature culinary expertise. Guests were treated to an evening of exquisite gastronomic experiences. Oh, those giant prawns and spicy snails!

If you're looking for where to experience first class hospitality services and exquisite gastronomy, especially this Christmas and New Year, look no further than Southern Sun Ikoyi. To make reservations, please call +234 1 280 5200 or email SSIkoyi.Reservations@tsogosun.com or visit their website.

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