Sankara Nairobi wins big again during the 2020 Award Season


(Posted 19th November 2020)

Sankara Nairobi, a member of Marriott’s Autograph Collection of global luxury hotels, was named as the continental winner of the ‘Best Luxury Art Hotel‘ for Africa.

The World Luxury Hotel Awards recognize establishments for world-class service excellence, providing true recognition that reflects the hard work and dedication exhibited by hotel teams. Awards are presented on a country, regional, continent and global basis. Winners are selected by public vote online, and this year over 700,000 votes were received across all awards.

It has indeed been a tumultuous year for the hospitality sector, and so it gives us great pleasure to present Sankara Nairobi with this Award to distinguish your hotel in Nairobi and would like to congratulate you for winning one of our prestigious awards” Michael Hunter Smith Marketing Director of the World Luxury Awards said.

Sankara Nairobi Autograph Collection reopened in September 2020 following a closure of 5 months since March 2020 following the outbreak of Covid19 in Kenya. The hotel has implemented new processes and a multi-pronged platform to elevate its cleanliness standards and hospitality norms and behaviours to meet the new health and safety challenges presented by the current pandemic environment.

The Group General Manager Krishna Unni says, “We are honoured to accept this award and would like to thank our guests and partners for their support. We also would like to thank our associates for their dedication and hard work in delivering our service promise. 2021 is expected to bring a regrowth of the sector and we are confident that Sankara Nairobi, Autograph Collection will continue to be a preferred choice for travelers to Nairobi.”

In May 2019, Sankara Nairobi joined Marriott International as one of the Autograph Collection Hotels, the diverse and distinguished portfolio of over 171 hotels around the world, marking the debut for the brand in Kenya.

Set in the heart of Westlands, Sankara Nairobi sits at the very centre of the city’s commercial, retail, and entertainment quarter and boasts quintessential Kenyan charm and hospitality, contemporary interiors and carefully curated modern African art throughout the hotel.

Socially and culturally immersive, Sankara Nairobi creates a vibrant and warm character that is deeply ingrained in the art, culture and lifestyle of Nairobi.

At Sankara Nairobi guests enjoy an elevated personalised service that is natural, uncomplicated and unobtrusive, delivered by a team who are fully attuned to their guests’ needs.

Art is the essence of the Sankara Nairobi experience and the hotel houses a carefully selected collection of contemporary African art offering an emotional connection to Nairobi’s rich culture throughout the property.

The hotel’s 168 guest rooms are complete with contemporary furnishings and plush down bedding, bright with floor-to-ceiling panoramic windows and fully equipped with the latest facilities and amenities.

The hotel features Graze – an award-winning steakhouse, Sarabi – a lively rooftop restaurant, The Champagne Bar, Artisan showcasing the finest global cuisine with a live show kitchen with an outdoor terrace, Gallery – a wine bar, and Opera a Parisienne themed Patisserie.

The hotel also features a superb Business Lounge available for qualifying guests which is ranked amongst the best in Nairobi.

Art, music and food are the centre of the Sankara events calendar with focus on live bands, DJ and live band performances. The hotel also features first class conference facilities for all occasions, state-of-the art fitness facilities with sweeping views over downtown Nairobi, and a rooftop lap pool.




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