, NAIROBI, Kenya, Sept 29 – Wyndham Hotel Group, the world’s largest hotel company has announced the signing of a management agreement for the first upscale Wyndham Hotels and Resorts property in Africa, the Wyndham Amboseli Golf Resort and Spa, close to the Amboseli National Park in Kenya.
The 290-room resort, complete with an 18-hole golf course, conference centre and spa, is expected to open in 2017.
The addition of Wyndham Amboseli Golf Resort and Spa continues the rapid growth of the company’s namesake brand in the Middle East and Africa, joining five other Wyndham Hotels and Resorts properties under development in the region.
Other locations under construction include the iconic twisted glass façade of Wyndham Grand Manama in Bahrain and the 497-room Wyndham Dubai Marina in the United Arab Emirates, both expected to open in 2015.
Wyndham Hotel Group’s Regional Vice President for the Middle East and Africa Bani Haddad said as Kenya’s economy continues to grow, demand continues to increase for internationally renowned, world-class brands in virtually all segments, from budget through to upscale and extended stay.
Haddad said Wyndham Hotel Group will be well placed to cater to both international and domestic travel needs in Kenya.
Wyndham Amboseli Golf Resort and Spa will be located approximately 160 kilometres (100 miles) from Nairobi bordering the country’s second most-visited national park. Offering stunning views of Mount Kilimanjaro and the surrounding nature reserves, the resort will combine state-of-the-art, flexible meeting space with fitness facilities including swimming pools and a tennis court.
“Our vision for the 400 acre site was to create a new class of luxury resort incorporating not only world-class golf and spa facilities but also a 300 delegate capacity, international standard conference centre as well as serviced plots for the development of private cottages,” said Anthony Monyo, Chairman of Wyndham Amboseli Golf Resort and Spa.
In addition to the 18-hole championship golf course, the development will include what is expected to be the country’s first executive nine-hole course, designed for golf enthusiasts with limited time.