Dubai, UAE: Movenpick Hotels & Resorts today has made its debut in Kenya with Movenpick Hotel & Residences Nairobi. This hotel is located in Westlands, the thriving commercial, retail, and entertainment hub of Nairobi, just 20 km from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport.
The property features 276 spacious rooms, suites and residences and introduces new exciting dining, leisure and events concepts to the Kenyan capital, Nairobi.
The hotel and conference facility, which combines authentic African design and decor with the sense of place, also paved the way for the company’s ambitious sub-Saharan expansion plans.
“This is an exciting and timely moment to enter Kenya’s hospitality market, with the tourism sector becoming increasingly important to the country’s economy, generating 10% of GDP – the same as banking – and predicted to grow by 6% annually over the next decade,” said Marc Descrozaille, President Middle East & Africa, Movenpick Hotels & Resorts.
“Our debut in Nairobi also acts as a springboard to grow our footprint across East Africa as we pursue development opportunities in the region.”
The property offers five distinct dining experiences: the Latino-themed La Mesa bar and lounge on the 15th and 16th floor serving tapas and screening live sporting events; the Baluba all-day dining venue showcasing themed buffets and local produce; signature revolving restaurant The View – the best place to take in 360-degree panoramas of Nairobi City and sample traditional Swiss specialities; Kijani bar, next to the outdoor pool, offering inventive cocktails and light snacks; and the lobby café, presenting Mövenpick’s signature coffees, international teas, and handcrafted cakes.
The hotel offers 14 state-of-the-art venues options with natural light and high ceilings for events, business meetings, conferences, and exhibitions, to product launches, banquets, weddings and other social functions.
Other facilities include an outdoor pool area, a stylish 710sqm Almasi ballroom with an in-built stage. The ballroom area can be converted into two enclosed sections (a pre-function area) and the pillar-less Hall of Africa with space to host up to 1,100 guests in theatre style.
The outdoor pool area is an ideal venue for gala dinners, themed nights, product launches, parties and more.
Information Source: Movenpick Hotels & Resorts
Photo courtesy of Movenpick Hotels & Resorts