Expanding Avani Hotels & Resorts’ footprint into East Africa with the signing of its first property in Kenya, the Avani Nairobi Suites is scheduled to open by the end of 2020.
The 15-storey all-suite property is currently under development by Fedha Group, and is located in the heart of Westlands. The property will have direct access to business and leisure facilities, and is a 40-minute drive from the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport.
Avani Nairobi Suites will offer 120 keys, comprising of 90 one-bedroom, 20 two-bedroom and 10 three-bedroom serviced apartments. Designed by Beglin Woods Architects, the suites will offer floor-to-ceiling windows and private terraces boasting cityscape views. Sizes will range from 100 square metres for the one-bedroom, up to 200 square metres for the duplex three-bedroom units.
“This fantastic expansion opportunity will mark the debut of Avani into East Africa reflecting the growing international demand for the brand,” said Javier Pardo, Vice President Avani Hotels & Resorts. “With Avani already present with six properties in Southern Africa in addition to a very successful resort in the Seychelles, this is a significant strategic step for the brand to debut in Kenya.”
Facilities at the property will include a rooftop bar overlooking the city skyline, restaurant, gym and a heated swimming pool.
The fast-growing Avani brand is part of Minor Hotels, with sister brands including Anantara and Elewana, both also with properties in Africa. Avani currently operates 31 properties in Asia Pacific, the Middle East, Africa, the Indian Ocean and Europe, most recently debuting in Cambodia, South Korea and Krabi in southern Thailand. The brand has a strong pipeline of new properties under development, including in new destinations such as the Maldives and Oman. Avani currently has six properties in Africa in addition to one in the Seychelles.