Dusit International set to join Nairobi’s hospitality scene


Usually reliable information from Nairobi speaks of the arrival in Kenya of yet another internationally top rated hospitality group, Thai based Dusit International Hotels, which is due to take over the management of a new 5 star boutique styled property before the end of the year under its dusitD2 brand of luxury city hotels.

Details availed to this correspondent speak of a mixed development of offices, retail outlets, serviced apartments and the hotel itself, located on 14 Riverside and owned by Tiles & Carpets.

The management contract was reportedly signed earlier this week between the proprietors and the hotel group, adding yet more glamorous hospitality names to the long list of global hotel and resort giants setting foot into Kenya or else about to join the throng this year and next year.

This will be Dusit’s second African property after opening a top of the range hotel in Egypt’s capital Cairo in 2009.

The news come hot on the heels of Kempinski taking over the Olare Mara Kempinski | Masai Mara on Tuesday, a precursor of opening the Villa Rosa Kempinski | Nairobi in May this year.

Other global ‘giants’ like Marriot and Hyatt, present elsewhere in the region already are also said to be keenly seeking to establish a foothold in Kenya, which is East Africa’s strongest economy and leading in MICE business across the region if not the continent. Kenya going places for sure, so it is a warm Karibu Sana to the new comers from this correspondent and looking forward to see Thai hospitality in action in Nairobi sooner rather than later.

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