AccorHotels has announced the signing of a management agreement to operate the currently branded Tune Hotel Westlands, Nairobi.
This agreement will see AccorHotels re-launch the existing property under the ibis Styles brand during the second semester of the year.
The signature ceremony took place at the hotel, in the presence of Naushad Jivraj, chief executive of Queensway, Steven Daines, chief executive of AccorHotels for Africa & Middle East, and Olivier Granet, chief operating officer and managing director of AccorHotels Middle East & Africa.
This agreement is an important step for AccorHotels towards expanding its footprint on the continent and in East Africa in particular.
“With this signature, we are expanding our commitment to leverage Africa’s enormous growth potential.
“Kenya is a strategic market for AccorHotels’ development in East Africa.
“It is a key window for the region where we see a strong potential for AccorHotels’ brands on all market segments with a positive and promising economic outlook,” said Steven Daines.
ibis Styles - Nairobi Westlands is located in Westlands, a prime business location in Nairobi.
This recently built 280-room hotel is conveniently located near the city’s central business district and local business parks.
The hotel features modern architecture emphasising comfort and well-being.
It offers 280 rooms, Utamu restaurant, Grab & Go coffee shop, Tuskar Lite Sky bar and Kilele rooftop lounge.
“AccorHotels has been operating in Africa for nearly 50 years, and we look forward to develop our brands in the region.
“AccorHotels is already present in Kenya with two lodges (Fairmont Mara Safari Club and Fairmont Mount Kenya Safari Club), and the Fairmont Norfolk in Nairobi.
“The ibis Styles Nairobi Westlands is our second hotel in Nairobi but the first on the promising economy segment.
“We are planning to open a third hotel in the city, under the Pullman brand, shortly,” concluded Daines.