For many corporate personalities, football enthusiasts and guests the Ariya Terrace of the Intercontinental Hotel, Lagos will remain etched in their memories for the fun it has been providing since the World cup commenced.
The Ariya Terrace, formally Zen Garden, which opened coincidentally at the flag-off of the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil at the hotel, is offering lovers of sports, exclusivity and quality relaxation, opportunity to watch live matches of the World Cup amidst refreshment, best of food/drink and music.
Besides, the drink and food menu, music and performances, guests at Ariya Terrace enjoy refreshing sea breeze from the nearby Atlantic Ocean while the open space offers guests panoramic view of Victoria Island, the proposed Eko Atlantic City and far into the ocean.
Krishna Kumar, Sales and Marketing Director, Intercontinental Lagos disclosed that Ariya Terrace was launched to provide a very fine atmosphere for respectable Nigerians, who could not be in Brazil to watch matches at the centre, where they would enjoy the luxury at the bar.
Although he admitted that the viewing centre was opened to the public, he insists that it is more targeted at the corporate world, especially those in the financial sector, oil industry and business magnates.
One of those who have been enjoying activities at the Terrace is Julius Aghahowa, ex international footballer. “I am happy that Intercontinental Hotel is giving football viewing an important space in its products offering. I truly did not miss going to Brazil with the clarity of the live matches on the large screen, the refreshment, drinks and even smiles from the attendants”, Aghahowa said.
Other notable entertainment personalities like Lynxxx, Zainab Balogun, Ill Rhymz, Nedu, Blink, Praiz and more have been watching the World Cup matches at the terrace.
As the World Cup gradually gets to the finals, the management of the hotel has promised that the Ariya Terrace opened for the Brazil 14 will continue after the tournament due to the patronage.
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