SWISS-BELHOTEL INTERNATIONAL EXPANDS IN NAIROBI WITH THE ADDITION OF ICONIC NAIROBI SAFARI CLUB. IT’S PROMISING ELEVATED HOSPITALITY STANDARDS AND CONTRIBUTIONS TO KENYA’S GROWING TOURISM SECTOR.
Swiss-Belhotel International is strengthening its presence in Nairobi, Kenya, with the signing of its second property in the city. This announcement follows closely on the heels of their previous hotel deal in the same location.
The iconic Nairobi Safari Club, situated in the heart of the city’s Central Business District, is set to be rebranded as ‘Nairobi Safari Club by Swiss-Belhotel’ and fully taken over by March 1, 2024. Initially, the focus will be on aligning with Swiss-Belhotel’s standards and minimal branding, with future plans to enhance the property’s offerings.
Established in 1984, Nairobi Safari Club is the only all-suite hotel in Nairobi, featuring 146 rooms, including studio, panorama, executive, and presidential suites. The hotel also offers extensive conference facilities, including exclusive private rooms on the top floor. Mukawa (Hotels) Holdings Limited own this property.
Key Perspectives on Swiss-Belhotel’s Expansion
Directors of Mukawa (Hotels) Holdings Limited, Clare Njeri Githunguri and Lilian Joy Nyagaki Githunguri, express their enthusiasm, stating that partnering with Swiss-Belhotel International signifies a commitment to elevating the Nairobi Safari Club experience and setting new hospitality standards in the city.
Swiss-Belhotel International’s strategic move not only strengthens its presence in Africa but also aligns with its broader vision of tapping into emerging markets with significant potential.
Gavin M. Faull, Chairman and President of Swiss-Belhotel International, also remarks, “With the tourism industry growing in Africa, we are witnessing an increased demand for our top-tier brands from local hotel owners. Our rapid expansion in Nairobi also reflects our confidence in the Kenyan market. Moreover, adding Nairobi Safari Club to our portfolio positions us to contribute to the diversification of Kenya’s tourism sector.”
Laurent A. Voivenel, Senior Vice President – Operations & Development, EMEA & India, and Senior Vice President – Group Human Resources & Talent Development at Swiss-Belhotel International, adds, “This is a significant milestone for us. We are strategically expanding our portfolio to attract more guests to experience our brands and hotels. The iconic reputation of Nairobi Safari Club, coupled with Swiss-Belhotel’s operational expertise, will establish a one-of-a-kind hospitality experience.”
About Swiss-Belhotel International
Swiss-Belhotel International is a globally recognized hospitality brand. It provides exceptional accommodation and top-notch services to travelers worldwide. With a growing portfolio of hotels, the brand continues to set new hospitality standards. It is offering a diverse range of accommodation options that cater to the preferences of both business and leisure travelers. Their recent expansion in Nairobi further highlights their dedication to contributing to the growth of the tourism sector.