Case Study


About 25 000 square metres of lightweight Saint-Gobain Gyproc performance drywall systems were used for internal walls at The Renaissance Hotel in Nigeria.

Demand for luxury hotel rooms in Nigeria is increasing, mainly in the political capital, Abuja, and the commercial hub, Lagos. Lagos is Nigeria’s most populous and Africa’s second fastest-growing city. It also has the highest number of hotels.

The Renaissance Hotel is strategically located in Ikeja (Lagos, Nigeria), a lively cosmopolitan city. It is a 155-room hotel, operated by the Marriott Group.

About 25 000 square metres of lightweight Saint-Gobain Gyproc performance drywall systems were used for internal walls at the hotel. These included:

  • GypWall FireStop, a gypsum walling system with a fire rating of up to 120 min;
  •  Gypwall MoistureResistant, gypsum wall systems offering superior moisture protection in wet areas; 
  • Gypwall Classic systems, lightweight non-loadbearing drywall systems for a reduction in overall structural load.

Gyproc drywall systems were installed with Saint-Gobain Isover Glasswool Cavitybatt solutions, using Gypframe™ accessories to improve acoustic and thermal comfort as well as for ease of installation.

Ceilings were adorned with about 21 000 square metres of Gyproc 9 mm thick RhinoBoard plasterboard ceiling material, finished with RhinoLite skimplaster for the required aesthetic. Kitchens were equipped with Gyproc Gyprex ceiling systems, offering superior acoustic performance and a tough, washable vinyl face.

The hotel floor tiles were held in place and grouted with Saint-Gobain Weber tile grouts and adhesives. Weber grouts provide quality flooring solutions for hotel foot traffic needs.

The project was led by Plan One Architects and the Renaissance Hotel opened its doors to business and leisure travellers in 2016.