The Westwood Hotel Ikoyi has a rich history. The first multi-storey building in the whole of West Africa, a landmark of remarkable reputation, the building, or Ile gogoro (Yoruba for ‘very tall house’) as it is fondly called by indigenes, was originally built for the renowned politician and orator, Samuel Akintola in 1959/1960. A residential block of 20 flats located on Awolowo Road in south west Ikoyi, it was built at the dawn of our independence, at a time when Akintola and Obafemi Awolowo, a renowned nationalist and statesman, were at the helm of affairs. These two titans, their political partnership and subsequent feud, form some of the richest moments of our young nation’s short history.
As far as ‘’ ghost stories’’ go, according to legend, Awolowo cursed Akintola because he had occupied a seat of power for longer than necessary. Now, nobody knows how efficient his cursing skills were, but rumour has it that the curse was the reason Samuel Akintola died young. In that golden era though, the Ile gogoro flourished.
Nestled at the mouth of Cowrie Creek, and with all the life around it, it is indeed without doubt the heart of the city.
Job Title: RESTAURANT/BAR STAFF
We are recruiting for the following roles at The Westwood Hotel, Ikoyi
- Floor Manager,
- Head Barman/Supervisor,
- Head Waiter/Supervisor,
Job Title: KITCHEN STAFF
- Executive Chef,
- Sous Chef,
- Chef de Partie,
- Pastry Chef,
- Kitchen Assistant
How to Apply
All interested candidates should affix a passport photo to their CVs and submit to the Human Resources Department or email to: [email protected] on or before 20th August, 2015.