MASSIVE INCREASE IN HOTEL ROOMS PROJECTED FOR NAIROBI
(Posted 12th April 2016)
After Nairobi won the World Travel Award 2016 as Africa’s leading MICE destination last weekend will conference and event organizers be pleased to hear that a further 3.000 quality hotel rooms are in the final stages of coming on line, as earlier reported when publishing the Bench Events report for Africa.
The big hospitality names continue to be attracted to Nairobi as the construction of a Four Points by Sheraton, a Hilton Garden Inn, a Moevenpick, a Ramada, a Park Inn by Carlson Rezidor, which late last year opened the 300 room Radisson Blu in Nairobi, the recent opening of a Golden Tulip and plans by Marriott to enter the Kenyan market later in the decade attest to. Best Western too is reportedly seeking to widen their footprint with both their regular and Premier brands.
A number of locally owned and managed hotels, without global brand affiliation, are also coming up in and around Nairobi, further widening the choice of MICE operators, business travelers and tourists where to stay.
The Radisson Blu Nairobi in fact also won a key World Travel Award for being the leading new hotel in Africa, affirming the impact this property already has in the Nairobi market.
The upcoming Bench Events Africa Hotel Investment Conference in early October, to be held at the Radisson Blu Kigali Hotel & Conference Centre – a major aviation route development event is planned to be held alongside – will no doubt underscore the emerging trends of 2016 and give pointers into the years up to the end of the decade, what more Kenya, and the wider Eastern African region, can expect in terms of new names and new properties.