Headed on safari in Kenya? When looking for a hotel in Nairobi, consider the brand new Kempinski which opened this month in the country’s capital. The Hotel Villa Rosa Kempinski complements the brand’s new tented luxury camp in the Masai Mara. (Read more about Kempinski's expansion plans in Africa.)
Spread out over 10 floors, the 200 rooms are dressed in a “European and Pan-African style,” and the Presidential Suite has its very own terrace, plunge pool, and outdoor barbeque area. The dining options are extensive: 88, the Pan Asian Restaurant; Lucca, the Italian Bistro; Tambourin, the Arabic Rooftop Lounge; and the all-day dining restaurant called Cafe Villa. For night owls, there's a cigar lounge, and a Taittinger Champagne corner at The Balcony.
The hotel also expects to draw a large business clientele with extensive meeting and conference facilities, including a grand ballroom with a 500-person capacity, plus BMW limousines for Executive Transfers. A luxury spa and fitness center round out the offerings.
Located on Chiromo Road, a half hour drive from the international airport, the Villa Rosa Kempinski is close to the Central Business District. For more information, visit www.kempinski.com/en/nairobi/hotel-villa-rosa/welcome.