US Hotel Chain Opens First Property in Kenya
By Abdi Ali
Published April 10, 2017
The new property, known as Four Points by Sheraton Nairobi in Hurlingham district, is the first of four hotels Marriott International, Inc plans to open in East Africa in 2017: Four Points by Sheraton Nairobi Airport in Kenya and Four Points by Sheraton Dar es Salam and Four Points by Sheraton Arusha in Tanzania.
Owned by Kamcan Properties Limited, Four Points by Sheraton Nairobi Hurlingham is located in an upmarket suburb, close to the city centre and within easy access from the surrounding business areas of Westlands, Kilimani, Nairobi CBD, Kenyatta International Airport and Wilson Airport.
“Four Points by Sheraton Nairobi Hurlingham is a significant addition to our fast growing portfolio in the region offering a perfect blend of stylish comfort and genuine service at an honest value,” says Alex Kyriakidis, President and Managing Director of Marriott International in charge of Middle East and Africa. “The hotel is yet another example of our conversion friendly strategy that highlights our ability to convert hotels successfully within a short period of time and have them join our system while delivering value to our partners and creating memorable experiences for our guests in exciting new destinations.”
Designed for the modern traveller with an emphasis on approachable design and stylish comfort, Four Points by Sheraton Nairobi Hurlingham features 96 rooms as well as food and beverage options including an all-day dining restaurant, a rooftop restaurant with spectacular city views and a bar and lounge.
“By introducing a Four Points property, we expect to attract travellers familiar with this popular global brand and everything it has to offer,” says Vivek Mathur, General Manager of Four Points by Sheraton Nairobi Hurlingham. “We are confident that the hotel will emerge as a preferred choice for travellers looking for stylish accommodation and a relaxing atmosphere whether they are on business or on leisure.”
Marriott International, that is consolidating its position in Kenya, says it is developing a 365 room JW Marriott in Nairobi slated to open in 2020.