Best Western International, an Arizona-based privately held hotel company, has expanded its West African portfolio by opening three new hotels in the region.
The three hotels are the Best Western Plus Ajuji Hotel in Abuja, Nigeria; the Best Western Starfire Hotel in Lagos, Nigeria; and the Best Western Plus Atlantic Hotel in Takoradi, Ghana.
With the addition of the three hotels, the group now operates eight properties in the area.
Best Western has a further five hotels in the pipeline and plans to have more than 1,300 rooms in West Africa.
The 104-room Best Western Plus Ajuji Hotel is located in the new Gudu District and has direct link access to the Central Business District, Abuja domestic airport and Nnamdi Azikiwe international airport.
The hotel also features three halls and two meeting rooms for meetings and special events.
The Best Western Starfire Hotel in Lagos, Nigeria has 40 bedrooms, including 24 standard rooms, 14 superior rooms and two junior suites.
Amenities at the hotel include 24-hour restaurant offering continental and African cuisines, fitness room, outdoor pool, gift shop, and complimentary breakfast, Wi-Fi and car parking.
The Best Western Plus Atlantic Hotel in Takoradi, Ghana features 200 guest rooms, including an exclusive business wing, chalets, roof-top penthouses and suites including junior and presidential.
The five-star property offers a wide selection of dining and beverage outlets, including options such as fine dining, a cocktail lounge, a pub and night club.
Other amenities at the hotel include a business centre, gymnasium, health club and spa, two level infinity pool, gift shop, and a conference and banqueting hall that can accommodate up to 400 people.
Best Western International operations vice-president Suzi Yoder said the company sees West Africa as one of the global hotbeds for hotel development and these three exciting new properties are a major step forward in their efforts to expand throughout that region.
"Best Western can offer developers a globally recognised brand and the flexibility of three unique hotel types, Best Western, Best Western Plus and Best Western Premier, which we believe gives us a leg up when it comes to expanding into emerging African markets," Yoder said.