ONE MONTH AND COUNTING TO THE GRAND REOPENING OF THE ‘CHUI’
After once again scooping the prestigious ‘Kenya’s Leading Beach Resort’ accolade by the World Travel Awards for 2012, all eyes are now on the 12th of December, when the Leopard Beach Resort and Spa will reopen its doors after the most extensive refurbishment, rebuilding and modernization in its long and distinguished history.
A fire back in May had partly destroyed restaurants, bars and stores in the main building while undergoing the annual maintenance cycle, but instead of merely rebuilding these facilities the owners used the time to invest substantially more capital to provide its guests with the very best in terms of wining and dining, presenting itself as sparkling new, a Phoenix risen from the ashes.
The resort’s popular Horizon Restaurant and the adjoining Kalani Coffee Lounge will be larger, giving guests more space and comfort, with added terrace spaces where lunch or dinner can be taken to the sounds of the surf on the beach below, candle lit of course at night for those special moments when romance is rekindled perhaps after a couples day at the Uzuri Spa.
The Chaine de Rotisseurs restaurant ‘Chui Grill’ too will present itself with a fresh décor and look, including an indoor air conditioned nonsmoking section and the latest addition to the resort, the ‘Wines and Whiskers’ wine bar, will undoubtedly swiftly make lots of new friends, offering one of if not the largest selections of Southern hemisphere wines in Kenya.
Meanwhile will the opening of the 28 new two and three bedroom villas be delayed until about March 2013, as all efforts were in recent weeks concentrated on getting the main resort ready for the mid December re-opening, and with the finishing line now in sight, exactly a month from today, this move has clearly paid off.
This new addition to the resort will then also feature a new fusion restaurant, the ‘Lemongrass’ and a ‘watering hole’ uniquely named ‘Grasshopper’, both of which will overlook a new pool area exclusively dedicated to guests staying in the villas – even though each one of the 28 will feature an own pool of course. Watch this space for more news as and when available.