Avani Hotels and Resorts is to add its first property in Kenya later this year, with the opening of the Avani Nairobi Suites.
The 120-apartment property will be located in the affluent Westlands district of the Kenyan capital, and will feature a mix of one, two and three-bedroom apartments, as well as an indoor swimming pool, fitness centre, restaurant and rooftop bar.
The new-build hotel is scheduled to open by the end of 2020, and will add to Avani’s growing presence in Africa, joining existing properties in Botswana, Namibia, Zambia, Mozambique and Lesotho.
The Avani brand is part of the Minor Hotels group, and currently operates over 30 properties across Thailand, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, Malaysia, Laos, Cambodia, the Seychelles, Mozambique, Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, Zambia, the UAE, Portugal, Australia and New Zealand.
Two of its most recent openings are the Avani Adelaide Residences and Avani Melbourne Box Hill Residences – the brand also opened its third Bangkok hotel last year.
Commenting on the news Javier Pardo, vice president Avani Hotels and Resorts, said:
“This fantastic expansion opportunity will mark the debut of Avani into East Africa reflecting the growing international demand for the brand.
“With Avani already present with six properties in Southern Africa in addition to a very successful resort in the Seychelles, this is a significant strategic step for the brand to debut in Kenya.”