Accor Hotels has expanded its presence in Kenya with six luxury hotels located throughout the country, showcasing French culture through its cuisine and language.
Accor Hotels has recently expanded its reach to Kenya with six luxurious hotels located across the country. The company, founded in 1967 as Novotel in Lille, France, now operates in 110 countries worldwide. With its delectable cuisine and language, Accor Hotels is spreading French culture in Kenya, where other French institutions such as Alliance Française in Nairobi and Lycée Denis Diderot (LDD), also known as the French School in Nairobi, have been established since 1949 and 1962 respectively.
Among Accor Hotels’ luxury hotels in Kenya is the Fairmont Mount Kenya Safari Club, which offers breathtaking views of Mount Kenya and the Mount Kenya forest. This hotel, owned in partnership with billionaire businessman Humphrey Kariuki, was recently the location for a three-day cabinet retreat hosted by President William Ruto in January 2023.
The Fairmont Mara Safari Club, situated in the Maasai Mara National Reserve, is known for its luxurious tents that provide guests with a unique and memorable experience.
The Fairmont The Norfolk, located in Nairobi along Harry Thuku Road, is recognized for its peaceful atmosphere amidst the bustling city. Built in 1904 by British settlers in Kenya, it hosted former US President Theodore Roosevelt in 1909.
The other hotels under the Accor Hotels brand include Mövenpick Residences Nairobi, which features a rotating restaurant on the highest floor called The View, ibis Styles Nairobi Westlands, targeting business travelers visiting the busy Westlands area of Nairobi, and Mercure Nairobi Upper Hill, strategically located in Upper Hill near international institutions, banks, embassies, and the airport.