Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Capital Business
Capital Business
Ethiopian tourists, honeymooners and conference delegates will be saving up to 25 per cent from the usual rates/CFM-FILE.


Diani Reef set to unveil 114 new rooms by year-end

A section of the Diani Reef Beach Resort and Spa in South Coast. Photo/CFM-FILE.

DIANI, Kenya Aug 14 – The Diani Reef Beach Resort and Spa is in the process of expanding the property with an additional 114 new rooms which will be contained in an all-new wing of the 40 acre property, and will be unveiled just in time for the peak holiday season in December this year.

The addition of the 114 rooms will bring the total room count of Diani Reef to an impressive 257 rooms, making it the single largest five-star hotel by room inventory in the South Coast.

According to Bobby Kamani, the Managing Director, Diani Reef Beach Resort and Spa, the investment is strategic to accommodate the high numbers expected from both the international and domestic tourists.

“We are very excited as this expansion plan goes a long way in ensuring that we are able to accommodate the high number of tourists expected during this festive season. All the raw materials for the expansion of the new rooms as well as for the renovation of the existing rooms have been locally procured and ethically sourced in our continuous effort to support and empower the local communities within Kenya’s coastal region,” he said.

Kamani went on to state that the hotel had invested heavily during the low season in June and July this year to renovate its existing 143 rooms in preparation for the high season to help boost the conferencing business for the hotel, as it will be able to accommodate more delegates.

“We have made substantial investments in our conferencing facility which can accommodate upto 1000 delegates. As a result of our room expansion plan, we will now be able to accommodate even more delegates,” he explained.

Diani Reef has also intensified its partnerships with airlines and the Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) to provide holiday packages at affordable rates to the domestic tourists.

In July, the hotel partnered with Silverstone Air to allow the domestic traveler to save up to 30 percent on the normal flight fare and accommodation rate.

This would include a 2 nights’ stay on half-board basis, return flights from Nairobi’s Wilson Airport to Ukunda’s Diani Airport, return airport transfers, as well as a 15 percent discount on beverages and spa treatments in a package set to end in December.

The addition of the 114 rooms further endorses Diani Reef’s confidence in Diani as a destination, with its beaches being named one of the best in the world and Africa’s leading beach destination.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.
Click to comment

More on Capital Business

Executive Lifestyle

NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 12 – The country’s super wealthy individuals are increasing their holding of bonds, gold and cash, a new report by Knight...

Ask Kirubi

NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 9 – Businessman and industrialist Dr. Chris Kirubi has urged members of the public to exercise extreme caution when making any...

Ask Kirubi

NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 24 – Businessman and industrialist Dr. Chris Kirubi is set to own half of Centum Investment Company PLC, following a go-ahead...

Ask Kirubi

It is without a doubt that the COVID-19 pandemic has caught the whole world by surprise. Although its full impact is yet to be...


NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 18 – Commercial Banks have been ordered to provide relief to borrowers on their personal loans, with loans eligible from March...


NAIROBI, Kenya, Jun17 – Kenya’s tea leaves manufacturer Kericho Gold, has been awarded the Superbrands Seal by Superbrands East Africa for their quality variety...


NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 13 – As the local telecommunications industry gears up to roll out 5G networks in the country, the Communications Authority of...


NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 22 – Airtel Kenya is offering free internet access for students in order to enable continued learning at home in the...