Having been recognised as one of the best in the region by voters at the World Travel Awards, Breaking Travel News here chats with Ravi Reddy, general manager at the Radisson Blu Hotel & Residence, Nairobi Arboretum, to find out more
Breaking Travel News: Congratulations, Radisson Blu Hotel & Residence, Nairobi Arboretum, has been honoured with the title of Kenya’s Leading Business Hotel at the World Travel Awards. How does it feel to have won?
Ravi Reddy: Thank you and it is indeed an honour to have won this prestigious accolade.
The times are tough, and the recognition for the labour we have put is finally bearing fruit.
BTN: How useful are the World Travel Awards when it comes to promoting the property to a global audience?
RR: A global recognition in the simplest of terms means that the globe appreciates our product and service.
It also helps position the hotel as a global traveller ready property where they are assured of personalised service meeting all their needs.
BTN: Can you tell our readers a little about the hotel there in Kenya? What is it you bring to the local hospitality scene?
RR: Radisson Blu Hotel & Residence Nairobi Arboretum is an urban oasis in a busy metropolis.
It is the only city hotel bordering an arboretum hence offers a green escape to our guests.
The design also borrows heavily from nature and offers both deluxe rooms and apartments.
This offers the perfect option for long stayers and in and out business travellers.
BTN: How would you describe the mood in Kenyan hospitality as we move into 2021? Is there hope for something of a recovery next year?
RR: The current mood I would say is optimistic.
With the current bits of positive news on the Covid-19 front with the vaccines discoveries, our hope is that the industry would bounce back to a sustainable business level in the coming year.
Radisson Blu Hotel & Residence, Nairobi Arboretum, allows guests to enjoy a stylish retreats in a beautiful, green and safe space.
The hotel offers 122 rooms and suites and makes the perfect base to explore Nairobi Arboretum, a sprawling forest reserve that is home to over 300 exotic tree species and over 100 bird species.
Find out more on the official website.