Elevating Hospitality in the Kenyan Capital
Swiss-Belhotel International, a renowned name in the global hospitality industry, continues to expand its footprint in Nairobi, Kenya, with the recent signing of its second property in the city. This strategic move reaffirms the company's commitment to providing exceptional accommodation experiences in the Kenyan capital.
A Nairobi Landmark Reimagined
The iconic Nairobi Safari Club, nestled in the heart of Nairobi's Central Business District, is poised for a transformation. Soon to be rebranded as the 'Nairobi Safari Club by Swiss-Belhotel,' this transition, culminating in a full takeover, is scheduled for March 1, 2024. Swiss-Belhotel International's initial focus will be on integrating its world-class standards while introducing minimal branding. Subsequent phases will bring refinements to the property's offerings.
A Jewel in Nairobi's Hospitality Crown
Built in 1984, the Nairobi Safari Club is a distinctive all-suite hotel, standing as a testament to Nairobi's hospitality landscape. Offering a total of 146 rooms, the property boasts a diverse range of accommodations, from studios to panoramic rooms and from executive suites to opulent presidential suites. Additionally, the hotel is well-equipped with comprehensive conferencing facilities, including exclusive private rooms on the top floor.
A Visionary Collaboration
Mukawa (Hotels) Holdings Limited, the proud owner of this esteemed property, expresses their enthusiasm for this collaboration. Directors Clare Njeri Githunguri and Lilian Joy Nyagaki Githunguri view this partnership as more than a business decision; it's a commitment to elevating the guest experience and setting new standards in Nairobi's hospitality landscape. The fusion of their legacy with Swiss-Belhotel International's global expertise promises to craft a distinctive and remarkable hospitality experience for Nairobi's travelers.
A Strategic Move for Swiss-Belhotel International
Swiss-Belhotel International's signing of the Nairobi Safari Club not only strengthens its presence in Africa but also aligns with its broader vision of capitalizing on emerging markets with significant potential. The Chairman and President of Swiss-Belhotel International, Mr. Gavin M. Faull, emphasizes the importance of this move in contributing to the diversification of Kenya's tourism sector as the country experiences a burgeoning tourism industry.
Laurent A. Voivenel, Senior Vice President of Operations & Development, EMEA & India, and Senior Vice President of Group Human Resources & Talent Development at Swiss-Belhotel International, considers this a remarkable milestone. With a keen focus on evolving market dynamics, the company is strategically expanding its portfolio to inspire more guests to experience their world-class brands and hotels.
The union of Nairobi Safari Club's iconic status with Swiss-Belhotel's operational excellence promises to create a unique and unparalleled hospitality offering in the heart of Nairobi.