Tucked away in a leafy forest area which is a popular destination for walks and picnics and is home to more than 300 exotic tree species and more than 100 types of birds, lies Nairobi’s latest new entrant into the hospitality industry, Radisson Blu Hotel & Residence, Nairobi Arboretum.
Thursday 30th January 2020 saw the grand opening of this beautiful ecofriendly hotel at an invite only event which was attended by the who’s who in the business, tourism and hotel industries among them, the Tourism and Wildlife Chief Administrative Secretary Joseph Boinnet (who represented The Cabinet Secretary Najib Balala), Dr Betty Radier- KTB CEO, Dr. Rasik Kantaria, the founder and Chairman of Prime Bank Limited, Rob Kucera, District Director East Africa & GM of Radisson Blu Nairobi, Upper Hill Hotel, Kenya Private Sector Alliance (Kepsa) chairman Nicholas Nesbitt, Business Development Director Vijay Kantaria.
The $24.6 million facility is the first internationally branded extended stay product in the city and complements the other Hotel group properties in Nairobi: Radisson Blu Nairobi Upperhill and Park Inn by Radisson Nairobi Westlands.
Kenya’s tourism earnings grew by 3.9 percent to Ksh163.6 billion ($1.6 billion) as arrivals defied terror threats and global geopolitics to remain above the two-million-mark last year. This is according to Tourism Cabinet Secretary Najib Balala in a report released early this year. The statistics show there were 2,048,834 foreign visitors in 2019 compared with 2,025,206 international arrivals in 2018.
Radisson Blu Hotel & Residence, Nairobi Arboretum is a 122-room hotel and suites featuring contemporary interiors, private balconies, upscale amenities boasting splendid views of the glistening pool or lush park and garden – all set in a prime location, minutes from the heart of the city. Guests can relax and recharge after a day of forest discoveries in the hotel’s expansive spa, sauna, steam rooms, swimming pool and fitness center.