The DusitD2 Nairobi is set to reopen next month, following a fatal terror attack on the hotel in January.

The shooting at the five-star hotel was carried out by Somalia-based Islamist group Al-Shabab and killed 21 people, with more injured.

The 101-room property is located in the Kenyan capital’s Westlands suburb and forms part of the 14 Riverside commercial complex. Opened in 2014, it has a private entrance and also includes a spa, restaurants and extensive business facilities.

Offices in the area returned to use shortly after the attack.

Dusit International’s COO Lim Boon Kwee commented earlier this year:

“While we are still deeply affected by the recent events at the 14 Riverside complex, morale is high and everyone is pulling together to create a special return for the hotel.

“As ever, the safety and well-being of our guests and employees remain our priority, and we will continue to have rigorous security procedures in place that contribute to the high levels of comfort and care for which we are known worldwide.”

General Manager Michael Metaxas added:

“The spirit of determination that runs through the entire 14 Riverside community is heartening to see, and the support from everyone has been, and continues to be, incredible.

“This positive energy is driving us as we prepare the hotel to delight guests and visitors once more with delightful service, impressive design, and safe and comfortable surroundings for people to socialise, stay and conduct business.”

The hotel will be offering 20 per cent discounts and complimentary room upgrades in August.

Dusit is a Thai hotel group which includes the brands Dusit Thani, Dusit D2, Dusit Devarana, Dusit Princess and Asai Hotels.

Security at hotels and other spaces across Nairobi has been heightened since the attack.

According to a PWC report titled Hotels Outlook 2019, the bombing may cause up to 13.4 per cent lower visitor numbers to Kenya this year after countries including the US and the UK issued travel warnings.

Current UK government advice states that most visits are trouble-free and advises visitors to exercise basic precautions.