Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts has made its debut in Kenya with the official opening of Mövenpick Hotel & Residences Nairobi.
Located in the thriving commercial, retail and entertainment hub, Westlands, close to the city centre, diplomatic districts and 20 kilometres from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, the upscale property features 276 spacious rooms, suites and residences and introduces new exciting dining, leisure and events concepts to the Kenyan capital.
The hotel and conference facility, which blends authentic African design and décor to create a sense of place with Mövenpick’s signature personalised service and culinary heritage, also paves the way for the company’s ambitious Sub Saharan expansion plans.
“This is an exciting and timely moment to enter Kenya’s hospitality market, with the tourism sector becoming increasingly important to the country’s economy, generating ten per cent of GDP – the same as banking – and predicted to grow by six per cent 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.”
All accommodation options at Mövenpick Hotel & Residences Nairobi are spacious and feature authentic, African-inspired décor.
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.
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.
“Nairobi is one of East Africa’s 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 that’s uniquely ‘Mövenpick’.”