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Cheli & Peacocks Kenya Portfolio Joins MHGs Elewana Collection

Travel News Asia Latest Travel News Podcasts Videos Thursday, 30 April 2015

Thailands Minor Hotel Group (MHG) has added six camps in Kenya to its growing global portfolio.

The expansion is the result of two of East Africas most prestigious property portfolios merging, following the acquisition of Cheli & Peacock Group of Companies by the Elewana Collection.

The acquisition sees the six Cheli & Peacock properties, namely, Elsas Kopje, Elephant Pepper Camp, Joys Camp, Tortillis Camp, Kitich Camp and Lewa Safari Camp, merge under the banner of the Elewana Collection to form a comprehensive circuit of 14 properties spanning the highlights of Northern Tanzania, Kenya and Zanzibar.

The Cheli & Peacock Portfolio represents six of Kenyas finest safari lodges and camps located in some of the countrys most iconic parks and conservancies.

Tortilis Camp in Amboseli is best known for its unrivalled views of Kilimanjaro and the local elephant population, with over 1000 elephants in the parks eco-system.

To experience camping in the heart of the African bush, Elephant Pepper Camp is in the prime core of the protected Mara North Conservancy wilderness area.

Elsas Kopje, famed for the breath taking views spanning across the Meru National Park, is named after Elsa the lioness, made famous by George and Joy Adamsons book and film Born Free.

An elegant oasis in the arid lands of Samburu, Joys Camp is located in Shaba National Reserve and is made up of ten luxury tents.

Lewa Safari Camp has a stunning location within Lewa Wildlife Conservancy, with views of Mt. Kenya to the south and the arid lowlands to the north, and the six-tent Kitich Camp in the Matthews Forest is ideal for adventurous travellers wanting to explore precious wilderness.

Cheli & Peacock Safaris tour operator will continue to act completely independently of the Elewana Collection under the leadership of founders Stefano and Liz Cheli.

Dillip Rajakarier, CEO Minor Hotel Group, said, The addition of the six Cheli and Peacock camps to the Elewana Collection represents a really exciting development in Kenya for Minor Hotel Group and our partners. The expanded Elewana Collection now offers a portfolio of 14 camps, lodges and boutique beach hotels in Kenya, Tanzania and the island of Zanzibar, providing unparalleled African wildlife-viewing and beach holiday opportunities with an emphasis on stylish and luxurious comfort.

The addition of the six Cheli and Peacock camps to the Elewana Collection brings MHGs overall hotel count to 133.

In Africa, MHG now has a portfolio of 25 properties in seven countries across three of its hotel brands Anantara, Avani and the Elewana Collection. A fourth brand will be added later this year when Essque Zalu Zanzibar, which is currently managed by MHG, is rebranded to Per Aquum. This total also includes Radisson Blu Hotel, Maputo, in Mozambique, which is owned by MHG. The group also recently announced the development of two new Anantara resorts in North Africa one in Tozeur, Tunisia and one in Tangier, Morocco, both to open in 2017.

MHG, Minor Hotel Group, Africa, Per Aquum, Avani, Elewana, Anantara

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