Marriott International opens first hotel in Kenya
Marriott International, Inc has debuted its first property in Kenya with the opening of Four Points by Sheraton Nairobi Hurlingham.
Owned by Kamcan Properties Limited, the hotel is located close to the city centre and within easy access from the surrounding business areas of Westlands, Kilimani and Nairobi Central as well as from the Kenyatta International Airport and the Wilson Airport.
“Four Points by Sheraton Nairobi, Hurlingham is a significant addition to our fast growing portfolio in the region offering a perfect blend of stylish comfort and genuine service at an honest value,” said Alex Kyriakidis, president and managing director, Middle East and Africa, Marriott International, in a statement.
“The hotel is yet another example of our conversion friendly strategy that highlights our ability to convert hotels successfully within a short period of time and have them join our system while delivering value to our partners and creating memorable experiences for our guests in exciting new destinations,” he added. The property was previously flagged under the Best Western Premier brand.
Four Points by Sheraton Nairobi, Hurlingham features 96 rooms as well as food and beverage options including an all-day dining restaurant, a rooftop restaurant with city views and a bar and lounge where guests can experience the brand’s signature Best Brews programme featuring an array of local beers.
Other hotel facilities include a fitness centre, a rooftop pool and 8,500ft2 of flexible meeting spaces.
Marriott International is also currently developing a 365-room JW Marriott in Nairobi slated to open in 2020. In East Africa alone, the brand is set to open three more hotels later this year with the opening of Four Points by Sheraton Nairobi Airport, Four Points by Sheraton Dar es Salam and Four Points by Sheraton Arusha.