HOTEL INDUSTRY IN NAIROBI, KENYA Intelligence Report 2013
HOTELS IN NAIROBIIntroductionHigh end hotels within Nairobi’s central district and its outskirts have been the preserve of global hospitalitygiants-owned and run by both locals and foreigners against all odds. These hotels complements ongoinginvestments in nontraditional accommodation facilities such as villas, homestays, eco-lodges and golf resorts around the country. All these contribute to meeting demands for accommodation as visitor number grow inNairobi City and its suburbs. Major International hotel chains in Nairobi rank among the most expensive onthe continent. Research by STR Global says for a room in Nairobi high end hotel is averagely Ksh 13,000/=while in cape town is averagely Ksh, 10,685/=.sundton and surrounding is averagely Ksh 10,727/=.Lagostops the list with averagely ksh.24, 046/=Overview of NairobiNairobi has well established hotels. This is the capital city of Kenya with an estimated population of over 2million. The city is served by Jomo Kenyatta International Airport which is about 25 min drive to city centre,operating both domestic and international flights, while Wilson airport operates mostly domestic and regionalflights. Major attractions include Nairobi National Park & Safari Walk, just about 20 min drive from citycentre and you are likely to view all the Big Five except elephant. City tour may include Kenya NationalMuseum, Snake Park & Aquarium, Jeevanjee gardens, Railway Museum, Parliament building and KenyattaIntentional Conference Centre, Giraffe Centre, Karen Blixen amongst others. There are manyaccommodation choices in the city which suites every pocket. Lots of dining places with CarnivoreRestaurant a ‘must try’ for meat extravaganza. Average Price Range between 50 US Dollars to 110 US Dollarsper Person Per night for medium hotels ranging from 3-4 stars. Nairobi is the capital and largest city ofKenya. The city and its surrounding area also form the Nairobi Province.