Mövenpick has made its debut in Kenya with the
official opening of the Mövenpick Hotel & Residences Nairobi on
Located in Westlands close to the city centre, diplomatic districts
and 20km from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, the hotel and
features 276 rooms, suites and residences.
This is an exciting and timely moment to
enter Kenyas hospitality market, with the tourism sector becoming
increasingly important to the countrys 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, Mövenpick 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 one and two-bedroom residences, which are ideal for
families or longer stay guests, range in size from 97sqm to 121sqm
and offer a separate living room and fully-equipped kitchen.
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 specialties; Kijani bar, next to the outdoor pool, offering inventive cocktails and light snacks; and the lobby café,
presenting Mövenpicks signature coffees, international teas, and handcrafted cakes.
For events, from business meetings,
conferences and exhibitions, to product launches, banquets,
weddings and other social functions, the hotel offers 14
state-of-the-art venues with natural daylight and high ceilings.
Stand-out facilities include the 710sqm Almasi
ballroom with an in-built stage and convertible 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.
Nairobi is one
of East Africas fastest-growing hubs for tourism and trade and
the arrival of Mövenpick in the city will cater to strong demand
from the local business community and corporate and leisure
travellers flocking to the capital, said Andreas Flückiger,
General Manager, Mövenpick Hotel & Residences Nairobi. Not only do we promise them outstanding facilities, but a warm
and friendly service and an unforgettable stay thats uniquely
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