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Thai hospitality group Dusit International announce its first hotel in Kenya

  • 30-Jan-13 09:47
  • Kenya
  • Business Daily Africa

Dusit International is the latest global hotel chain to take advantage of the growing popularity of Kenya holidays. The Thai firm recently announced the signing of a hotel management agreement with Cape Hotels Ltd paving the way for the launch of the dusitD2 Nairobi- the first of what may be many Dusit Kenya hotels. The dusitD2 Nairobi, expected to launch in Q3 2013, is located in downtown Nairobi and is set to be the ideal choice for city breaks in Kenya.

Thai hospitality group Dusit International announce its first hotel in Kenya

Thai hospitality group Dusit International have recently announced the signing of a hotel management agreement with Nairobi firm Cape Hotels Ltd as they work towards the launch of the dusitD2 Nairobi hotel. This latest addition to the list of global Kenya hotels is scheduled to officially launch during Q3 2013. Other global chains set to enter the market include Radisson Blu, Best Western, Richard Branson's Virgin Limited Edition, Kempinski and Emaar Hospitality.

Of Dusit International's entrance into the Nairobi hotels industry, Snehal Sanghrajka Cape Hotels Ltd Director expressed confidence that the Thai firm would make a positive impact stating, "We are delighted to collaborate with Dusit International and are certain that by bringing their unparalleled brand of Thai hospitality to Kenya, dusitD2 Nairobi will set a new benchmark of service, quality and excellence in the local hospitality industry".

The dusitD2 Nairobi boasts a prime location - 14 Riverside in downtown Nairobi. The hotel is set to be the ideal choice for travellers booking Kenya holidays with plans to spend their days exploring the lively city. Of course a city break in Nairobi provides the perfect opportunity to visit to the Nairobi National Park and the National Museum. After an adventurous day dusitD2 Nairobi's on site spa and terrace bar offer a place for guests to relax and unwind.

Dusit International's announcement signals the start of the Thai firm's "Year of Expansion" as they seek to capitalize on the growing popularity of Africa holidays. Managing Director and CEO Mr. Chanin Donavanik stated the following of launch of dustiD2 Nairobi in relation to the group's growth strategy, "The favourable growth prospects and infrastructure of Kenya's capital city provide an excellent foothold from which to further develop our brand on the African continent... In concert with our international expansion plans, we aim to solidify our presence in Africa and explore opportunities in locations such as Masai Mara, Mombasa, Dar es Salaam and Kampala". The hotel group is also rumored to have plans to unroll more Kenya hotels in the future.

This will be Dusit International's second property in Africa, its first being the Dusit Thani Lake View hotel in Cairo, Egypt launched in 2009.

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