New property for Nairobi


One of Asia’s most prominent hospitality groups, Dusit International, will be opening a new hotel property in Nairobi, Kenya in the third quarter of 2013. DusitD2 Nairobi will be the group’s second property on the African continent, after the Dusit Thani LakeView Cairo, Egypt. The new property is located at 14 Riverside, an exclusive development in downtown Nairobi.

Flanked by high-end residences, universities, government offices and embassies, dusitD2 nairobi looks to be well located, offering a mix of all-day dining outlets, meeting facilities, a spa and terrace bar. The 17th of January saw the signing of the hotel management agreement between Nairobi-based Cape Hotels, Ltd and Dusit International, who will oversee the hotel’s operations.

Though this is the company’s second location on the continent, it is its first in sub-Saharan Africa. The company first entered the African market in 2009 with the opening of Dusit Thani Lake View. This latest venture marks a progression from the company’s operations in the Middle East.

“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,” said Dusit International Managing Director and CEO, Chanin Donavanik. “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.” 

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