Autograph Collection Hotels has welcomed Sankara Nairobi to its portfolio of over 171 hotels around the world, marking the debut for the brand in Kenya. Set in the heart of Westlands, Sankara Nairobi lies in the epicentre of the city’s commercial, retail, and entertainment quarter.
Najib Balala, minister of tourism for Kenya, tells Breaking Travel News how a focus on beach and safari tourism is paying dividends for the African destination. Talking to editor Chris O’Toole during ITB Berlin, he also reveals how infrastructure development is likely to prove vital for the future success of the country.
Dusit International has announced it will reopen the dusitD2 Nairobi hotel following a terror attack that claimed the lives of 21 people. dusitD2 Nairobi, which has been temporarily closed since the incident, is located at the far end of the project in a private location away from the main entrance.
At least 14 people have been killed following an attack on the dusitD2 hotel complex in Kenyan capital Nairobi. Kenyan president Uhuru Kenyatta said the attackers, believed to be from Somalia-based militant group al-Shabab, had now been “eliminated”.
The new high-end tented property will complement the existing product located in Loisaba Conservancy including Loisaba Tented Camp and the Loisaba Star Beds. The announcement underpins Elewana Collection’s dedication to conservation in northern Kenya and its position as one of the largest sustainable tourism operators in East Africa.
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.
Qatar Airways’ first non-stop flight from Doha to Mombasa, Kenya landed today at Moi International Airport, marking the airline’s second gateway in Kenya.
Autograph Collection Hotels will soon debut into Kenya with Sankara Nairobi slated to join the portfolio of over 150 independent hotels around the world.
Ahead of the Africa Hotel Investment Forum, Jonah Orumoi, managing director of Tourism Finance Corporation, spoke to organisers Bench Events about why the organisation was so keen to bring the event back to Nairobi.