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Hilton to Debut Canopy by Hilton and Hilton Garden Inn Brands in Nigeria

Canopy by Hilton Lagos Victoria Island
Canopy by Hilton Lagos Victoria Island
Canopy by Hilton Lagos Victoria Island and Hilton Garden Inn Enugu underscore Hilton's growth and commitment to Nigeria and the African continent

LAGOS, Nigeria – Hilton (NYSE: HLT) today announced the expansion of two of its global brands – Canopy by Hilton and Hilton Garden Inn – into Nigeria.

Hilton has signed an agreement with Hotel Signature Limited to open Canopy by Hilton Lagos Victoria Island, bringing the Canopy brand’s locally inspired hospitality to the country. The global hospitality company has also signed an agreement with FIT Hospitality & Entertainment Limited, a subsidiary of FIT Group, for the affordable and upscale Hilton Garden Inn Enugu

Carlos Khneisser, vice president, Development, Middle East and Africa, Hilton, said, “We are excited to announce the signing of Canopy by Hilton Lagos Victoria Island and Hilton Garden Inn Enugu. These new signings reaffirm Hilton’s commitment to Africa’s hospitality sector and confidence in Nigeria as a dynamic and growing market. Through our partnerships with Hotel Signature Limited and FIT Group, we will offer guests more choices and a differentiated experience, whilst ensuring reliable and friendly stays across the country.” 

Canopy by Hilton Lagos Victoria Island 

Canopy by Hilton Lagos Victoria Island will feature 176 beautifully designed guest rooms and suites, including executive and presidential suites, offering panoramic views and a locally inspired stay. Guests will enjoy an elevated, boutique experience with sophisticated design and bespoke food and beverage, including a café and a rooftop bar that promises breathtaking city and ocean vistas. For business and events, the hotel will offer 10 meeting rooms and a spacious 300-square-metre conference room. Leisure facilities include a state-of-the-art fitness centre and an outdoor swimming pool.  

Canopy by Hilton Lagos Victoria Island will be situated in the heart of the most vibrant district of Lagos State, Victoria Island. Located on Ahmadu Bello Way, a prime arterial road offering stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean with direct access to the Eko Atlantic development, the hotel is designed to become a landmark destination for both leisure and business travellers alike. The property is also within proximity to several renowned restaurants and bars, as well as the headquarters of major banks and corporate offices. 

Domingo Obende, CEO, Hotel Signature Limited & Owner, Canopy by Hilton Lagos Victoria Island, said, "We are thrilled to partner with Hilton to bring the Canopy by Hilton brand to Nigeria. With its prime location, stunning views, and an array of amenities, we are confident that this hotel will deliver a locally inspired, high-end, and welcoming stay for guests while they experience the best of the neighbourhood." 

Hilton Garden Inn Enugu 

Hilton Garden Inn Enugu
Hilton Garden Inn Enugu

Hilton Garden Inn Enugu will house 150 guest rooms and suites, a lobby bar, a shop, an all-day dining restaurant, three flexible meeting rooms, a gym, and an outdoor pool. The hotel’s location in “Coal City” – known for its scenic views, cultural diversity, and cinematic backdrop as a preferred location for Nigerian filmmakers – makes it an ideal choice for guests seeking to experience the true essence of Nigeria.  

Hilton Garden Inn Enugu is located within the HELIU Health Tourism District & Residences – a new district developed by FIT Group, in partnership with the government of Enugu State. The district will include a hospital, shopping mall, an office park, a tech hub, a convention centre, and several high-end residences. This new hotel is also perfectly situated on a national artery linking Enugu to Port Harcourt, providing easy access to Akanu Ibiam International Airport. 

Loretta Aniagolu, CEO, FIT Group & Owner, Hilton Garden Inn Enugu, said, “Once open, Hilton Garden Inn Enugu will offer guests a unique hospitality experience. With its strategic location, state-of-the-art facilities, and close proximity to key attractions and transportation hubs, the hotel will provide guests with memorable and brighter stays that capture the essence of Nigeria's vibrant culture and heritage."  

Canopy by Hilton Lagos Victoria Island and Hilton Garden Inn Enugu will join Hilton’s trading properties in Nigeria – Transcorp Hilton Abuja and Legend Hotel Lagos Airport, Curio Collection by Hilton, as well as the recently announced Koko Beach Resort Ilashe Lagos, Curio Collection by Hilton currently under development. 

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About Hilton

Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company with a portfolio of 24 world-class brands comprising more than 7,600 properties and nearly 1.2 million rooms, in 126 countries and territories. Dedicated to fulfilling its founding vision to fill the earth with the light and warmth of hospitality, Hilton has welcomed over 3 billion guests in its more than 100-year history, was named the No. 1 World’s Best Workplace by Great Place to Work and Fortune and has been recognized as a global leader on the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices for seven consecutive years. Hilton has introduced industry-leading technology enhancements to improve the guest experience, including Digital Key Share, automated complimentary room upgrades and the ability to book confirmed connecting rooms. Through the award-winning guest loyalty program Hilton Honors, the nearly 190 million Hilton Honors members who book directly with Hilton can earn Points for hotel stays and experiences money can't buy. With the free Hilton Honors app, guests can book their stay, select their room, check in, unlock their door with a Digital Key and check out, all from their smartphone. Visit for more information, and connect with Hilton on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and YouTube.

About Canopy by Hilton

Canopy by Hilton delivers elevated, boutique hotel experiences that immerse guests in the best of the locale. Inviting, sophisticated design, bespoke food & beverage and crafted touchpoints deliver a locally inspired, high-end and welcoming stay. The Canopy portfolio includes more than 40 open properties around the globe with 40 under development across 18 countries and territories. Experience Canopy by Hilton by booking at or through the industry-leading Hilton Honors appHilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits. Learn more about Canopy by Hilton at, and follow the brand on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest.  

About Hilton Garden Inn

The award-winning Hilton Garden Inn brand provides business and leisure guests upscale, affordable accommodations and modern amenities for an experience that is simply on another level. The Hilton Garden Inn Promise affirms the brand’s goal to make each guest’s stay better and brighter. Guaranteed. With more than 1,000 hotels in 62 countries and territories around the world, the brand ensures today’s busy travelers have a bright and satisfying experience, starting with the first hello. Experience a positive stay at Hilton Garden Inn by booking at or through the industry-leading Hilton Honors app. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits. Learn more about Hilton Garden Inn at, and follow the brand on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.