Radisson Blu announced the opening of the Radisson Blu Hotel & Residence, Nairobi Arboretum, the Group's third hotel in Kenya. The hotel is located in the heart of Nairobi, overlooking the Arboretum park and adjacent to the State House within the Kilimani district of the city.
A sprawling forest reserve and a popular destination for walks and picnics, the Arboretum offers a refreshing retreat away from the urban frenzy and is home to more than 300 exotic tree species and more than 100 types of bird. Just ten minutes from the city center, its markets and museums, and 45 minutes from the airport, the hotel is ideally situated for guests to explore the city and is the ideal base for day trips and safaris.
Tim Cordon, Senior Area Vice President, Middle East & Africa, Radisson Hotel Group, said: "We are thrilled to open the doors of our third hotel and first extended stay product in Nairobi. Nairobi is the economic powerhouse of East Africa and is large enough to offer multiple Radisson Hotel Group hotels, including residences. Adding our third hotel in Nairobi is in line with our strategy of adding depth to our focus countries with multiple properties and multiple product offerings. The residence is the first internationally branded extended stay product in the city and complements our other properties in Nairobi; Radisson Blu Hotel, Nairobi Upperhill and Park Inn by Radisson Nairobi Westlands."
The hotel's 122 rooms and suites feature contemporary interiors, private balconies, upscale amenities and exclusive services like free Wi-Fi, individual climate control and 24-hour room service. They range in space between 20-133sqm, boasting splendid views of the glistening pool or lush park and garden – all set in a prime location, minutes from the heart of the city. Guests can relax and recharge after a day of forest discoveries in the hotel's expansive spa, sauna, steam rooms, swimming pool and fitness center. The hotel also offers all guests secure underground parking, in a safe location surrounded by a tranquil environment.
The hotel introduces Africa's first Firelake Restaurant, the famous Radisson Hotel Group concept, which is a comfortable and sophisticated retreat offering all-day dining. For a delicious warm beverage, Arborista offers speciality coffee and tea. Guests can also enjoy wholesome snacks and refreshing drinks at the Lounge Bar as well as the Infinity Pool Bar.
Offering the best venue for tailor-made meetings and events experiences, the hotel also provides an enhanced outdoor option at the Arboretum park. The hotel's functional venues offer 500sqm of meetings and events space that are designed to host up to 200 guests. All meeting rooms have natural light and the latest audio-visual equipment to create a memorable gathering.
Gerard Moutou, General Manager of the Radisson Blu Hotel & Residence, Nairobi Arboretum, said: "We are delighted to welcome our guests to our eco-friendly hotel, tucked away in a leafy forest area, just a few minutes away from the business demand generators and city center. The combination of our tranquil surroundings, passionate team and renowned Yes I Can! hospitality, we are the perfect base for business and leisure guests enjoying a short or long stay in our stylish hotel rooms or residential apartments."
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