Newmark Hotels and Reserves has entered the luxury hospitality market of Africa’s wealthiest nation, Nigeria, with Lakowe Lakes Golf and Country Estate joining the company’s portfolio.
Lakowe Lakes Golf and Country Estate is located 40 kilometres from Lagos’s Victoria Island central business district in the new Ibeju-Lekki local government area, and is set within a 308-hectare expanse of nature, manicured gardens, palm groves and lakes. The gated estate offers upscale residential villas to rent, luxury lodge-style accommodation and a signature 18-hole championship, the Lakowe Lakes Golf Course, designed by the world-acclaimed golf course architect, Robert O’Friel.
The address provides a sanctuary from the urban bustle of Lagos and offers the global citizen blue-chip property investment opportunities, estate lifestyle living, world-class hospitality including accommodation and a spa, bespoke event and meeting spaces, and immersive nature experiences.
Newmark will manage the sprawling estate’s comprehensive hospitality and leisure portfolio that includes accommodation developed to suit both the leisure traveller and the business executive. This includes privately owned apartments placed within a rental pool, The Cottages and The Corporate Lodge which, through planned expansion phases, will grow to approximately 150 keys.
The hospitality company’s experienced team will also manage the plethora of sports and leisure offerings including the Lakowe Lakes Golf Course, a par-72 championship course that is considered the finest in West Africa; the Revivo Sports Centre including two swimming pools, tennis courts, fishing, cycling and hiking trails; as well as an outdoor event space set on a 2 000m2 island.
The safety and security of all guests staying and visiting Lakowe Lakes Golf and Country Estate is paramount. Around-the-clock, high-tech and on-the-ground skilled security personnel ensure peace of mind.
Food and beverage
Full in-room service at The Corporate Lodge and The Cottages as well as:
The Corporate Lodge Restaurant & Bar
Full banqueting and events service at The Corporate Lodge and The Island
The Club House Restaurant
The Golf Academy Lounge
The Wine Bar
Revivo Sports Centre
Lakowe Lakes Golf
18-hole par-72 championship Lakowe Lakes Golf Course
9-hole mashie course
Other recreational facilities
Revivo Sports Centre including swimming pool and tennis courts
Water sports and pedal boating
Bike riding and hiking trail
Fishing and bird watching
Outdoor movies under the stars
“Entering the West African tourism and hospitality market with this announcement that the blue-chip property of Lakowe Lakes Golf and Country Estate joins Newmark is a significant growth point for the company,” comments Neil Markovitz, CEO of Newmark Hotels and Reserves. “My team and I very much look forward to operating and marketing this awesome destination golf and luxury villa estate.”
According to Tayo Kola-Daisi, chairperson of the board of Lakowe Lakes Hospitality Limited, “after several years of the diligent development of Lakowe Golf & Country Estate by the ARM Group, we are excited by the imminent transition to a new management contract that will assist to optimise our goals and cement our position in the hospitality industry in Lagos, and Nigeria at large. The demonstrable track record and strong expertise of Newmark will assist us to build on what we have accomplished over the years – and, importantly, enable us to serve our clientele better.”
Whether it be business or vacation when visiting Lagos, or a happy mix of both, Lakowe Lakes Golf and Country Estate by Newmark should be your address of choice.