ADVERTORIAL: Fairmont Kenya – Destination Meetings Collection

Fairmont Hotels and Resorts Kenya offers three iconic properties in distinctive locations which are ideal for destination business retreats and team building exercises. Each destination offers customized solutions and dedicated events co-ordination and catering teams to ensure results-driven meeting experiences. FAIRMONT THE NORFOLK Since opening its doors in 1904, Fairmont the Norfolk, a secluded gem in the heart of Nairobi has remained a celebrated Kenyan landmark. Adjacent to the Central Business District, which houses the city’s largest convection center, the hotel also compliments corporate travel with eight conference spaces, the largest of which accommodates upwards to 200 delegates. The 441 square meters of event space includes an elegant ballroom and pays homage to Kenya’s history with a remarkable collection of artwork and artifacts. The Tinga Tinga Room overlooking the gardens is ideal for luncheons, cocktail receptions and conferences for up to 60 guests. For executive meetings there is a choice of four boardrooms (Menengai, Longonot, Batian and Lenana) with a capacity of up to 10 guests. Business services include complimentary hi speed wi-fi for all meetings and rooms and general secretarial services through our fully equipped business centre. The 170 rooms and suites are clustered around lush courtyards and offer quiet respite from the hustle and bustle of Nairobi. All accommodation is spacious and tastefully decorated, enhancing the overall luxuriousness of the experience Guests are spoilt for choice when it comes to dining, with five distinct restaurants and a bar onsite – there’s something to appeal to everyone’s tastes.  Tatu, the signature restaurant, has won awards and is a favorite among international travellers and local food connoisseurs. Lord Delamere Terrace is ideal for business lunch meetings or for the opportunity to watch the world go by over a midday meal. The Tea Room offers traditional English high-tea in an elegant setting, while the elegant Cin Cin Wine Bar is the perfect spot to unwind and prepare to experience Nairobi’s nightlife. Over the years, Fairmont The Norfolk has been refurbished to give it a modern touch while preserving its traditional charm and is undoubtedly Nairobi’s gem. FAIRMONT MOUNT KENYA SAFARI CLUB Nestled in the lush foothills of Mount Kenya, and with a history as rich and evocative as the surrounding landscape, the Fairmont Mount Kenya Safari Club offers a unique meetings experience on the Equator. Personalized conference arrangements can be made for groups small and large in four elegant meeting spaces which can accommodate up to 300 delegates. The meeting rooms are well lit with natural light and provide internet connectivity, audio-visual equipment, adjustable light settings and air-conditioning. There is also ample room on the 100 acres of property for outdoor events and activities. The resort’s 120 luxuriously appointed hotel rooms offer a unique blend of comfort, relaxation and adventure. The rooms in the main structure reflects the 1950’s colonial architectural design with a luxury country club feel, with views of either Mount Kenya or the expansive gardens. There are also a number of freestanding cottages on the grounds, including founder member William Holden’s chalet. The hotel offers a unique experience in its Equatorial Suite, not because of the unobstructed views of Mount Kenya, but rather because it is strategically located along the equator. Guests of the Equatorial Suite can enjoy hopping across two; relax in a spacious lounge in the northern hemisphere and sleep in the southern hemisphere.  FAIRMONT MARA SAFARI CLUB On the edge of Kenya’s Masai Mara, one of the New Seven Wonders of the World, the Fairmont Mara Safari Club is the epitome of tented luxury. The 50 tents are furnished with four poster, pillow-top beds, verandas overlooking the hippo- and crocodile-filled river and private bathrooms including outdoor showers in select tents. The larger-sized accommodations also feature expanded decks which allow for private dining, a new service on offer. Meals are served at the indoor restaurant at the main Masai Mara lodge at the centre of, which also houses a bar and library with internet access. A spacious outdoor deck hangs over the river and leads to a swimming pool, complete with bar and private massage tents. Fairmont Mara Safari Club offers a unique safari meeting experience with 119 square meters of meeting space in a conference tent with audio-visual equipment and w-fi connectivity to meet the needs of 21st century delegate. The canvas meeting room seats up to 100 guests theatre format. For an outdoor experience, the Maasai Boma function area is the perfect choice, while bush dinners and sundowner cocktails on Aitong Hills in the vast Savannah plains can be easily arranged. For companies wishing to make a positive impact on the surrounding community, Fairmont Safari Club has a number of initiatives in place to give back to the community and the planet. Enquire about Eco-Meet, which reduces the environmental impact of the meeting, as well as the club’s other initiatives. CONTACT Website: