KILIFI, Kenya, Feb 2 – Vipingo Ridge, a secured golf estate in Kilifi County has opened a new Sh171 million shillings state of the art conference facility as it bids to tap into Kenya’s increasing demand for high-end meeting and conferencing facilities.
Vipingo Ridge Ltd Chairman Alastair Cavanagh called upon stakeholders and the Government – especially the County government to offer its support by utilising the world class facility. The conference centre enjoys stunning views both inland and out to sea with ample lawn space for marquees, outside functions, and team building exercises.
“The conference centre has been fitted with state of the art IT systems with computer controlled lighting and temperature systems. There is a large central control room with plenty of space for translators to operate during multinational conferences,” added Cavanagh.
The facility has seven unique venues for conference, meeting and banqueting with four indoor venues which are fully air-conditioned, Wi-Fi enabled, and well equipped with world class conferencing equipment. The indoor venues have been designed with panoramic views of the woodland interior and complemented with breakout areas set among the outdoor landscaped garden.
The increasingly growing profile of Kenya as a premier business and tourism destination in the region has occasioned an increased demand for quality accommodation, fine dining and conference facilities. Vipingo Ridge is keen on tapping into this sustained growth in the sector.
Besides serving the business, conferencing and tourism sectors, the investment has also created job opportunities for locals and thus contributes significantly to the country’s overall economic growth.
Vipingo Ridge Ltd was incepted in 2005. Its investment value to date is approximately Sh3.3 billion by the establishment and additional Sh2.2 billion by property owners building their private houses within the development.