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Kempinski Hotels to offer deluxe Kenya Holidays at new hotel and luxury tented camp

  • 06-Jul-12 15:48
  • Kenya
  • All Africa

Europe's oldest luxury hotel chain, Kempinski Hotels, will be entering the market of Kenya holidays after it announced that it will operate the Villa Rosa Kempinski in Nairobi's Westlands and a tented camp called Olare Mara Kempinski in Maasai Mara. The five-star Nairobi hotel will have 200 guest rooms and several lavish suites, while the upscale camp will feature 12 luxurious tents.

Kempinski Hotels to offer deluxe Kenya Holidays at new hotel and luxury tented camp

Kempinski Hotels will be launching two new accommodation options later this year after partnering with Simba Hospitality to open a five star hotel in Nairobi and a luxury tented camp in Maasai Mara.

Europe’s oldest hotel chain will be making its debut in the market of Kenya holidays and both venues are scheduled to open at the end of 2012.

The Villa Rosa Kempinski will be located in Nairobi's Westlands and will have 200 guest rooms and several lavish suites including two Presidential Suites.

Olare Mara Kempinski will be situated in the Olare Orok Conservancy in the Maasai Mara, a game reserve in south-western Kenya which is popular for travellers going on African safaris.

The President of Kempinski Hotels, Reto Wittwer, said: "Traditions don't require hundreds of years. Of course we are privileged to have historical buildings in other places, but traditions are created and overtime become iconic. In the next 20 or thirty years, we will have to create tradition in the Kenyan local environment."

Simba Hospitality will spend $35million on the construction of the newest additions to Kenya hotels and luxury camps and travellers will be able to enjoy the luxury of the Kempinski brand throughout their holidays in Kenya.

The Tourism Assistant Minister of Kenya, Cecily Mbarire, welcomed the announcement of the new Kenya hotel and camp, and stated: "The coming in of these new hotels that have very high standards is going to be a challenge to other existing hotels to pull up their socks to be able to maintain some level of standard. If you are saying you are a Five Star hotel, and for example, you cannot be compared to Kempinski, then you have to think twice.”

Kenya is a country located in East Africa, home to beautiful white sand beaches, turquoise Indian Ocean waters, and the majestic snow-capped Mount Kenya. During holidays to Kenya, tourists can enjoy an African safari in spectacular nature parks which are thriving with magnificent wildlife including giraffes, rhinos, lions, elephants, wildebeest and leopards.

In September this year, Kenya will host its first ever World Travel Awards Ceremony in the capital city of Nairobi. The WTA’s Africa & Indian Ocean Ceremony 2012 will be taking place on 26th September and will honour the best travel associations, businesses, airlines, hotels, resorts and beaches in the region.

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