The Lovely Jubilee Rose, which has now been christened ‘The Kempinski Rose’, is a lovely true pink rose flower that matches the exterior color of the Villa Rosa Kempinski Nairobi.
“We feel privileged that an internationally recognized rose has been named after the Kempinski Hotels. The innovative process that went into breeding this beautiful Kempinski Rose reflects our commitment to luxury service,” said Bernard Mercier, General Manager, Villa Rosa Kempinski Nairobi and Olare Mara Kempinski Masai Mara.
“The Kempinski Rose will be used in floral arrangements in our hotels and given to our guests.”
The Kempinski Rose was bred in The Netherlands by Interplant Roses but is grown in Kenya and sold in the international market particularly in Europe. Kempinski and Interplant Roses partnered to create the unique rose through rose-breeding.
The process of creating hybrid roses is lengthy and can take seven to 10 years of painstaking work.
“Interplant Roses is a well recognized rose breeder with over 40 years experience. The Kempinski Rose has a unique true pink color and has 12 -14 days vaselife. The good petal size makes it ideal for floral decoration,” said Robert Ilsink, Director Interplant Roses and creator of the Kempinski Rose.
Pink roses have a rich history and usually create the perception of grace and elegance as well as sweetness and poetic romance – values that Kempinski Hotels espouse as one of Europe’s oldest luxury group.