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Hilton Announces Signing of Koko Beach Resort Ilashe Lagos, Curio Collection by Hilton

Koko Beach Resort Ilashe Lagos, Curio Collection by Hilton - Rendering
Koko Beach Resort Ilashe Lagos, Curio Collection by Hilton
Expected to open in 2025, the 60‑room stylish resort will be located on Ilashe beach and is the first internationally branded resort on this Atlantic coastline; and the third Curio Collection hotel in Africa

LAGOS, Nigeria – Hilton (NYSE: HLT) today announced the signing of Koko Beach Resort Ilashe Lagos, Curio Collection by Hilton during the Africa Hospitality Investment Forum (AHIF). The signing took place at the soon-to-open Kwetu Nairobi, Curio Collection by Hilton.

Koko Beach Resort Ilashe Lagos, Curio Collection by Hilton - Signing Announcement
L-R: Patrick Fitzgibbon, senior vice president, Development, EMEA, and Richard Shittu, CEO Outposts Investment Limited and owner, Koko Beach Resort Ilashe Lagos, Curio Collection by Hilton

Developed in partnership with Outposts Investment Limited, the stylish 60-room resort will bring a curated and authentic hospitality experience to Nigeria’s Atlantic coast.  Slated to open in 2025, Koko Beach Resort Ilashe Lagos, Curio Collection by Hilton will welcome guests to an area known for its pristine sandy beaches and lush natural surroundings. Drawing inspiration from the coast’s unique landforms, the resort will feature suites and three-to-four-bedroom private villas with stunning sea views and access to the resort’s private beach. It will also feature three restaurants serving a range of local and international cuisine, a lounge, and a lobby coffee shop.

Koko Beach Resort Ilashe Lagos, Curio Collection by Hilton - Aerial View Rendering
Koko Beach Resort Ilashe Lagos, Curio Collection by Hilton - Aerial View Rendering

Recreation enthusiasts can take a dip in the resort’s outdoor pool, opt for a relaxing massage at the spa, work up a sweat at the gym, or enjoy some water sports activities on the beach. Additional amenities include horse stables with a 630-metre coastline, a cinema, a sports complex and a meeting room and ballroom accommodating up to 750 guests. 

Commenting on the signing, Carlos Khneisser, vice president, development, Middle East & Africa, Hilton said, “We are delighted to partner with Outposts Investment Limited on this remarkable project as we continue to expand Hilton’s portfolio of world-class brands throughout Africa. Koko Beach Resort Ilashe Lagos represents Hilton’s third Curio Collection property in Africa, joining the already operating Legend Hotel Lagos Airport, Curio Collection by Hilton and the soon-to-open Kwetu Nairobi, Curio Collection by Hilton. We look forward to welcoming guests to an authentic hospitality experience backed by Hilton’s globally recognised service at this outstanding property.”

Koko Beach Resort Ilashe Lagos, Curio Collection by Hilton - Room Rendering
Koko Beach Resort Ilashe Lagos, Curio Collection by Hilton - Room Rendering

Koko Beach Resort Ilashe Lagos, Curio Collection by Hilton will be located close to Snake Island with its long coastline stretching from the Badagry Creek lagoon down to the Atlantic Ocean. The abundance of coconut trees is visible from afar and the island is well known for its privacy and exclusive homes. The resort name takes homage from the coconut tree, which is often referred to as the “Tree of Life” because of its cultural significance. The property is accessible by helicopter or by boat from the main centres in Southern Lagos and a 30-minute shuttle service is operated from designated docks in Lekki, Ikoyi, and Victoria Island in Lagos State. 

Richard Shittu, CEO, Outposts Investment Limited and owner, Koko Beach Resort Ilashe Lagos, Curio Collection by Hiltonsaid, “We are incredibly proud to be partnering with Hilton to introduce Koko Beach Resort Ilashe Lagos, Curio Collection by Hilton. Hilton brings on board more than a century of leading hospitality expertise and we look forward to providing guests a curated experience at this unique beachfront destination.”

Hilton currently operates two hotels in Nigeria -- Transcorp Hilton Abuja and Legend Hotel Lagos Airport, Curio Collection by Hilton – and 43 hotels in Africa, with another 65 in the pipeline including Kwetu Nairobi, Curio Collection by Hilton, Hilton Kinshasa and Waldorf Astoria Platte Island. 

Koko Beach Resort Ilashe Lagos, Curio Collection by Hilton will also be a part of Hilton's award-winning guest loyalty program, Hilton Honors, where members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits, including a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose nearly any combination of Points and money to book a stay, an exclusive member discount and free standard Wi-Fi. For more information about Curio Collection by Hilton visit Stories From Hilton.

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About Hilton

Hilton is a leading global hospitality company with a portfolio of 22 world-class brands comprising more than 7,500 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 more than 180 million 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 stories.hilton.com for more information, and connect with Hilton on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and YouTube


About Curio Collection by Hilton

Curio Collection by Hilton is a global portfolio of 160 individually remarkable hotels hand-picked to immerse guests in one-of-a-kind moments in the world’s most sought-after destinations. Each hotel in the Curio Collection evokes a bespoke story through distinctive architecture and design, world-class food & beverage and curated experiences, while providing the benefits of Hilton and its award-winning guest loyalty program Hilton Honors. Experience Curio Collection by Hilton by booking at curiocollection.com 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 Curio Collection by Hilton at stories.hilton.com/curio, and follow the brand on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.