Established in 1996 in Amsterdam, Booking.com is today one of the largest online accommodation booking platforms. The website claims over 28,000,000 housing listings in total published on its website. These accommodations range from 5-star luxury resorts to tree houses, apartments, vacation homes and even igloos. The website covers nearly 145,000 destinations in 228 countries and territories around the world. And that does not seem ready to stop.
According to Booking.com, every day more than 1,550,000 rooms are booked on their website. The management of these requests is provided by customer service teams that Internet users can contact 24/24 and 7/7 for assistance, at any time of day and night. Booking.com employs more than 17,000 people in 198 offices in 70 countries, including Nigeria. For this article, I share with you some pictures from Booking.com offices in Lagos, Nigeria.
Having had a glimpse of the offices of some companies in Silicon Valley, I could not help but share that of Lagos Booking.com, as the spirit is almost the same. For most Tech companies, you’ll often find a mix of offbeat but well-organized art with the sober side that the business world demands. Beyond that, what pleases me with these Booking.com offices in Lagos is that by looking at the photos, you will feel like you are following a track or a travel trip of the Nigerian Lifestyle. For example, pay attention to the small blue squares at the top of each room. There is a note on it “Did you know?” which returns a reference or fact to know. For the kitchen for example, on the blue square, it says, “Did you know?” – Lagos is home to Nollywood, Nollywood produces more movies than Hollywood. (In French, “Did you know, Lagos is home to Nollywood, Nollywood produces more movies than Hollywood”). In keeping with this note, the piece is then decorated and dedicated to Nollywood with even some posters of some films on the walls and the filmstrip table. In addition to this staging, you also have in the other pieces wall murals and some accessories that could not go unnoticed. There are, for example, these kinds of paddles at the entrance of the offices or the canoe perched in what seems to be the playroom. I do not know about you, but I am conquered even if I wonder if we are not at the edge of a style a little … Touffu? In any case, I am curious to know how you find the design and decoration of the premises of Booking.com in Lagos? Is this a style that you can adopt in your space? Go to the comments section ;-).