Lodgers protest leaking roof, being stuck in elevator at Lagos Continental Hotel

Lodgers protest leaking roof, being stuck in elevator at Lagos Continental Hotel

Lodgers at popular ‘five star’ hotel, Lagos Continental Hotel formerly known as Lagos Intercontinental Hotel, took to protesting the poor and shoddy s

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Lodgers at popular ‘five star’ hotel, Lagos Continental Hotel formerly known as Lagos Intercontinental Hotel, took to protesting the poor and shoddy services of the hotel this past weekend. mismanagement of the property

In a now viral video, some lodgers were seen in a shouting matching match and some carrying placards to protest being stuck in the elevator for over an hour, while they watched their lives ebb away. Upon being rescued finally, a large number of them opted to leave the hotel premises immediately, but not without causing some damage

A yet to be identified aggrieved victim dared the staff of the hotel to call the police, as he shouted vehemently that he could have died Others upon being questioned complained of a leaking roof despite paying large sums to enjoy luxury while others discuss on how to shut down the hotel.

The Lagos Continental hotel which has been enmeshed in one controversy or another over ownership is currently owned by 11 Plc, formerly known as Mobil Oil Nigeria Plc. They acquired the 358-room hotel through its subsidiary company following the collapse of talks between the United Kingdom-based property owner and its local partners over terms of rescuing the portfolio from receivership.

The company has been enmeshed in troubles for several quarters due to collapsing debt repayment talks and sundry operational challenges. A Lagos High Court had earlier ordered the defunct Skye Bank Plc, one of the lenders to the N30 billion InterContinental Hotel, to take over the property from its owner, Milan Group, over debts of $29.8 million and N3.8 billion.

InterContinental Hotel in Victoria Island, Lagos, the first property of the U.K-based Milan Group, was commissioned for business in September 2013 by Babatunde Fashola, a former Lagos state governor.