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Top Ten Things to Consider before Attending any Wedding or Event during the Covid Pandemic

We live in the “the new normal”. World has been in the siege of a raging pandemic with over a million lives lost but life still has to go on. Events, Birthday, Showers etc are all key events in life that we have to gather round and socialize. We attend to see and catch up with our family and friends – and let’s face it – sometimes zoom doesn’t cut it. Sometimes you want to attend in person. We love to get all dolled up, see one another, exchange greetings and it’s just not the same when one is sat behind a computer screen. That’s begs the question ‘how do we do us’ but still remain safe during this covid 19 pandemic. On behalf of all staff and management, we wish all our patrons and vendors a truly Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year… Posted by Welcome Centre Hotels, Lagos on Thursday, December 24, 2020 If you’re considering attending an event or party during COVID, here are a few suggestions to help you focus on the health and safety of yourself and others. First decide – ‘go or no go’ – If you don’t feel comfortable attending an event or […]

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Top 10 reasons to learn Karate

Dojo@WelcomeCentre Class Times Saturday – 10.30AM to 12.00PM Mondays – 4.30PM to 5.30PM Class Venue Welcome Centre Hotels, 70 International Airport Road, Opposite Ajao Estate, Lagos Contact dojo@welcomecentrehotels.com 08161840159; 07083558867 Top 10 reasons to learn karate Training karate has numerous benefits from fitness to stress reduction, self-defense to social interaction. Find below the top 10 reasons for learning karate: Train for a strong, fit body. After a few months of practicing karate, you will notice your body feeling leaner, stronger, more flexible and more agile. Karate classes can burn 700+ calories per hour and engage all muscle groups. Karate is especially great for developing a strong core and proper posture to feel great and be healthy everyday. Develop the skill to remain calm under stress. Training relaxation is a must for effective karate technique. Relaxation isn’t just in the body, but in the mind too. Keeping a calm mind while challenging your body through combinations in a fast-paced class develops a fluid mind mentality which transfers to other areas of life as well. Live more mindfully and be more present in daily life. A form of meditation in motion, in karate, you train yourself to bring all your attention to […]

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Welcome Centre Hotels wins Hotels.com ‘Loved by Guests’ Award 2020

Welcome Centre Hotels wins Hotels.com ‘Loved by Guests’ Award 2020 The 4-star Welcome Centre Hotels has scooped this year’s ‘Loved by Guests’ Award from Hotels.com. The Loved by Guests Awards are granted to the highest ranked properties on Hotels.com worldwide platform. This means our guests rate the hotel very highly and want no other! The criteria for any property selected as an award-winner in 2020 was based on its high guest rating scores and a minimum of 50 guest reviews in 2019. In addition, the Welcome Centre Hotels was rated top 3 reviewed hotels out of hundreds of hotels in Lagos over the past year. Commenting on the win, Tina Fischer, Director at the Welcome Centre Hotels, said: “I am delighted to see the achievements of the team at the Welcome Centre Hotels commended in this way. It is a testament to the hard work of both the individuals within the team and the team as a whole, which I am very proud to be at the helm of. I am especially proud that this acknowledgement stems directly from our valued guests who travel and stay with us from all corners of the globe”. She also added ‘Our guests have […]

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Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari locks down Lagos

Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday ordered the “cessation of all movements” for two weeks in largest city Lagos to stop the spread of coronavirus. “All citizens in these areas are to stay in their homes” starting from 2200 GMT on Monday, Buhari announced in a televised address to the nation. “Travel to or from other states should be postponed. All businesses and offices within these locations should be fully closed during this period.” Buhari said the restrictions – which also cover Abuja and Ogun state (neighbouring Lagos) – did not include hospitals, food shops and petrol stations. “Although these establishments are exempted, access will be restricted and monitored,” he said. Pop quiz – mention the one hotel in Lagos, Nigeria that does it all? Need a clue – watch this video……… pic.twitter.com/i6Lwvokven — Welcome Centre Hotel (@WelCenHotels) April 22, 2017 Nigeria, Africa’s most populous nation, has so far registered just 97 confirmed infections and one death from COVID-19, but testing has been limited. Authorities in Lagos, a sprawling megacity of 20 million people, had already closed schools, shut non-food shops and restricted gatherings to limit movement. Hotels and other hospitality interests have also closed. Enforcing a total lockdown will […]

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CoronaVirus Update from Welcome Centre Hotels

Dear All, We are sure you are receiving regular updates from your places of work, children’s schools and personal sources regarding the Coronavirus (covid-19). In these uncertain times, we want to reach out to you personally about what we are doing here at Welcome Centre Hotels to support you and your travel plans. As the ongoing worldwide pandemic situation continues to evolve, we are doing everything we can to ensure your travel safety and provide maximum flexibility. As a leading hospitality and leisure facility, we continue to monitor the situation closely and are following official guidelines. As it has always been, the safety and security of our guests and staff remains our highest priority. As a hotel, conference, events and sports facility we • Temperature Check every guest or person visiting the hotel • Made available hospital grade hand sanitizers and sanitizer signs at every entry point and key locations throughout the hotel, event venues and sports facilities. • Monitor the departure points or travel origins of all our hotel guests • Waive any hotel reservation cancellation fees for international travellers up to 24 hours before arrival. • Increased the level of deep cleaning around the hotel especially door handles, […]

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Dana Air awarded the Most Stable Airline in Nigeria at the 2019 Air Transport Industry Awards held at the Welcome Centre & Hotels, Lagos

By Samson Echenim “ ” Dana Air passenger throughput to hit 7.2m in Q1 By end of March 2020, Dana Air expects the total number of passengers lifted by the airline to hit 7.2 million. Nigerian carrier, Dana Air was recently awarded the Most Stable Airline in Nigeria at the . To achieve the target, the airline said it is relying on its stability, on-time performance and hardwork which it has been known for in the 11 years of being in operation. “With a fleet size which we have progressively grown to nine aircraft, our target is to hit about 7.2 million flown passengers by the first quarter of 2020.  We are orderly and we like to take one step at a time. We are presently consolidating while sticking to our strategic fleet and route expansion plan,” the airline said, while commenting on the award. Supo Atobatele, editor-in-chief, Air Transport Quarterly Magazine, while speaking during the ceremony said the award was in honour of some of the industry’s finest individuals and corporate bodies whose penchant for hard work, innovation and capacity building  has not only greatly improved the business of air transport but enhanced safety of the air space. According […]

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Commissioner of Nigeria’s Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB), Engr. Akin Olateru wins prestigious award at ceremony held at the Welcome Centre Hotels

Within a space of 7 days, it’s been was a torrent of encomiums and recognition for the Commissioner of Nigeria’s Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB), Engr. Akin Olateru, as he received awards from three different organisations for outstanding leadership in aviation development in 2019. Olateru’s leadership has ensured the continuous safety of the Nigerian airspace and has made the Bureau one of the leading accident investigating bodies in the world. The Commissioner was recently bestowed with the award of Aviation Man of the Year 2019 at the Air Transport Industry Awards 2019, the Outstanding Leadership award at the 10th Nigeria Aviation (NIGAV) awards 2019 and an Award for Excellence at the 21st Gathering of Africa’s Best (GAB) Awards. The Air Transport Industry Awards, which took place on the 13th December, 2019 at the Welcome Centre and Hotels, Lagos, was in celebration of the aviation industry’s finest individuals and corporate bodies whose penchant for hard work, innovation and capacity building has not only greatly improved the business of air transportation, but enhanced safety of the airspace. The AIB Commissioner is the first recipient of the organization’s Aviation Man of the Year award. Engr. Olateru also received the Outstanding Leadership award at the […]

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Welcome Centre Hotels hosts Maiden Air Transport Quarterly Magazine Awards

Arik Air was awarded the most punctual airline of the year (2019) at the maiden edition of Air Transport Quarterly Magazine awards that held at the Welcome Centre Hotel, Airport Road in Lagos. Speaking at the presentation of the awards celebration tagged ‘Air Transport Industry Awards’, Supo Atobatele, the publisher of Air Transport Quarterly Magazine and organiser of the event, stated that the ceremony was put together to distinguish individuals and brands whose contributions to the sustained growth of the aviation industry have been tremendous. He commended Arik Air for carving out a reputation for innovation and the excellent customer experience in the industry. Roy Ilegbodu, Arik Air’s chief executive officer, said: “This is great recognition for the team at Arik and I am delighted that our professionalism, hard work and dedication has been acknowledged and honoured especially with the Airline of the Year Award. “We will continue to strive to give our customers the best service possible, founded on core values such as reliability, quality and above all safety.”Arik Air has also been named the airline of the year at the Nigeria Aviation Award that held during the weekend at Oriental Hotel. The airline was also named the domestic […]

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Lagos international airport, Ajao Estate neighbourhood’s growing hotels attraction

Lagos international airport, Ajao Estate neighbourhood’s growing hotels attraction July 30, 2019 By Samson Echenim Ajao Estate, Lagos international airport’s neighbouring town, is pleasantly littered with affordable hotels that give value for money. Thanks to proximity to Murtala Mohammed International Airport. hotels of various classes dot the landscape along the road that leads to Oshodi and other parts of the city. Though the airport  road is 5.7 kilometres long, there are over 23 hotels with barely 20 metres distance between one hotel from the next. Proximity to the Murtala Mohammed International Airport has helped to define the city’s economy as a hospitality enclave with hundreds of hotels. The airport road, a recently refurbished infrastructure that resulted in a bogus highway alone parades 23 hotels. The road has the city’s best with the likes of Golden Tulip Hotel, West View, Stop Over Motels and the new Grandvenice, among others. You can find on both sides of the highway, Westview Hotel, as you leave the cargo and pilgrimage complexes of the airport; Stop Over Motels, Welcome Centre Hotels, Okeide Suites, Presken Hotel & Suites and Golden Tulip Hotel. Others are Grandvenice Hotel, Joygate Hotel & Suites, Ibis Hotel and Hotel Ibis Royale, […]

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Top 15 Night Spots in Lagos

Sailors Lounge (12, 1 Admiralty Rd, Lekki Phase 1, Lagos) Located on Admiralty way in Lekki. The layout consists of three sections; Sailor’s Bar, Captain’s Cabin and Captain’s Deck. The Captain’s Deck is purportedly the first floating bar in Nigeria. If you are bored with the rumbling and booming of the clubs then this is a perfect place to head to. Bay lounge (Block 12A, 10 Admiralty Rd, Lekki Phase 1, Lagos) Tucked in the swanky Lekki neighbourhood on Admiralty road, it is next to Sailors Lounge. If you get there between 6 pm and 7 pm then you will get to see the panoramic view of the beautiful Lagoon at a relaxed pace. Rhapsody’s (Ikeja City Mall, 174 / 194 Obafemi Awolowo Way, Alausa, Ikeja) Located in Ikeja City Mall at Alausa, Ikeja, it has the perfect place for a long chillaxing evening with indoor and outdoor sitting sections available. Great Music all night guaranteed. Shaunz Bar (27, Sanusi Fafunwa Street, Victoria Island, Eti Osa, Lagos, Nigeria) You can have an exciting evening in this bar with its electrifying atmosphere. It is a classic spot for all kind of minds and personalities seeking fun in music—did we mention that […]

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