The Louvre Hotels Group announces first hotel in Nairobi.
The opening of the first Golden Tulip in Kenya brings the group’s presence to 13 hotels within the sub-Saharan region, comprising a total of 2,020 rooms under its Tulip Inn, Golden Tulip and Royal Tulip brands.
The new 4-star Golden Tulip Westlands Nairobi hotel comprises of 94 rooms and offers a multitude of services including several fine dining Restaurants, a gym and swimming pool as well as conference rooms for business travellers.
Commenting on the new opening, Alain Sebah president Golden Tulip said: “The tourism sector, especially business tourism, is experiencing strong growth in this region. Our goal is to be there for our clients, namely key accounts, wherever their business takes them in Africa, with quality hotels offering facilities and services to support growth and upgrade quality of leisure and business tourism”
Over the past year, the group penetrated the Ethiopian market with a Golden Tulip in Addis Ababa and inaugurated yet another in Kigali, Rwanda. Many other projects are currently under development or construction in the region with 15 hotels are planned for 2016, enabling the group to double their presence.
“We are exhilarated to start our first hotel in Kenya with Golden Tulip. Nairobi city has seen a lot of growth and development in the recent years and with the growing tourism it is right time for world’s renowned hotel chain to set footing in Kenya. We look forward to welcoming our guest with excellent service, authentic hospitality blended with the Kenyan flair.” Added, Jagat Shah, CEO of Mitsumi Group, the hotel’s owner.
The number of tourists welcomed across the African continent has more than doubled over the past fifteen years, increasing from 26 million to 56 million in 2014, according to the Tourist Investment and Business Forum for Africa.
Golden Tulip Westlands Nairobi offers 4 types of rooms to meet a diverse range of travellers budget. The 4-star hotel rooms and suites include Silver, Gold, Platinum and Business Suites. All rooms are furnished with amenities such as a mini-bar, interactive LED TV, self-controlled air-conditioner, tea and coffee maker. The hotel also offers complimentary Wi-Fi to all resident guests enabling the modern business traveller to stay connected.
Hotel guests and travel agents will also be able to benefit from Louvre Hotels Group’s ongoing royalty programs – Ambassador’s Club and Flavors Club, enabling members to earn reward points which are redeemable at all Louvre Hotels Group properties worldwide.