Rotana signs to manage new property in Nairobi, Kenya

Further expanding its footprint in the African market, Rotana has signed a hotel management agreement with Mullion Contractors to manage a new five-star hotel and hotel apartments in Nairobi.

Set to open in 2022, the new property will be situated in Upper Hill, a popular business district in the Kenyan capital.

With 200 hotel rooms and 100 hotel apartments, the upcoming hotels will be operated under the Rotana Hotels & Resorts and Arjaan hotel apartments by Rotana brands.

The agreement for the new hotel comes a month after Rotana signed up for its first property in the Republic of Zambia.

The planned five-star hotel is scheduled for opening in 2021 in the heart of the south-central African country’s capital city Lusaka.

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When opened, the new properties in Kenya and Zambia will join the company’s portfolio of operating hotels in the African continent that includes Al Salam Rotana, Khartoum, Sudan; Kin Plaza Arjaan by Rotana, Kinshasa, DR Congo; and Grand Rotana Resort & Spa, Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt.

Commenting on the agreement, Nasser Al-Nowais, chairman, Rotana, said: “Setting foot in Kenyan market with a five-star hotel and hotel apartments is closely aligned with our vision of strengthening Rotana’s presence in Africa and bolstering our global portfolio further.

“We will continue to seek new opportunities to offer Rotana’s branded accommodation on the continent that is increasingly becoming popular among tourists and corporate travellers from around the world.

“On behalf of Rotana, I would like to extend my deepest gratitude to Mullion Contractors Limited for placing their trust and confidence in our abilities to manage the upcoming hotels.”

Offering guests with all the comforts and the luxury for a pleasant and memorable long stay experience, both hotels in Nairobi will feature key hospitality offerings, including signature dining restaurants, executive lounge, ballroom, state-of-the-art meeting facilities, and generous indoor and outdoor space thoughtfully designed for formal and informal gatherings.

Other amenities will include pool and terraces, as well as a fully equipped fitness and wellness club.