Kempinski Hotels world wide celebrate the company’s 120th anniversary


(Posted 09th April 2017)

Kenyan artist David Thuku was the creator of the art piece which was revealed last evening at the Villa Rosa Kempinski Hotel in Nairobi as the Kenyan capital joined all other hotels of the world’s oldest hospitality brand to celebrate 120 years of heritage in hotel keeping.
Thuku captured with his creation not just the 120 years represented by 120 frames – and four mirrored cubes on the bottom – but with his colours from the entire rainbow he also projected the variety and diversity of Kempinski properties around the world.

General Manager Kees Heuveling addressed the invited guests assembled in the extensive Villa Rosa Kempinski lobby and explained not just about Kempinski Hotels and their corporate philosophy of service excellence, fine dining and spectacular locations but also about their Nairobi hotel and its features.

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The Villa Rosa Kempinski in Nairobi, owned by the Simba Corporation and managed since its opening by Kempinski Hotels, has in a short period of time established itself as the city’s top luxury hotel with in particular the Presidential Suite – occupied by former US President Barrack Obama during his visit to Kenya in 2015 – repeatedly gaining the accolade as Kenya’s best hotel suite, if not the best in the wider Eastern African region.

Having stayed in the hotel before are TripAdvisor reviews of my personal experience available via:

Officially opened on the 01st of November 2013 – the soft opening started on the 01st of August of 2013, was this Mediterranean styled hotel the first entry of the Simba Corporation into the hospitality business alongside the Olare Mara Kempinski luxury tented safari camp where suites under canvas up to 80 square metres large await guests.
The two Kempinski branded properties in Kenya have given the hotel group a foothold in the region. The company is reportedly keen to expand their African portfolio and no doubt will sooner or later another Kempinski name be unveiled in the wider Eastern African region to provide their loyal following with another venue for some of the world’s finest hospitality.

Simba Corporation, the owners of the Villa Rosa Kempinski, then also launched their own brand, Acacia Hotels, with the first one opened in the Kenyan lake side city of Kisumu in December 2015 and plans to expand this brand to such locations as Meru, Naivasha and other key towns according to information received from one of the group’s senior executives during the celebration last night.

A few links to other articles written by this author about the Villa Rosa Kempinski: