This might be too little, too late. Some major airlines, including United, have slashed flights to Nigeria because they could not repatriate ticket revenues. Those flights likely won't come back any time soon.
United Airlines has cancelled its route to Nigeria now that the country's oil business is reeling.
16 hotels in five years is playing it rather safe.
Marriott is making a bet that Egypt will solve its problems and Nigeria's growing wealth will eventually drown out its unrest.
Nigeria is poised to emerge as western Africa's premier air hub. It just needs the planes and better airports to make this a reality.
Despite unrest, there's no sense in sitting on the sidelines in one of Africa's fastest growing economies.
The percentage boost is big, but the African investments of Starwood and other hotel brands is still tiny compared to the buildout in countries in Asia.
It's unfortunate that health concerns in one corner of a very large continent are causing ripple effects thousands of miles away.
It is good to see IATA not fan the flames of paranoia here.
Interception of the plans will help the two Sheraton hotels in Lagos to take extra security steps to prevent the potential attack.