Published On: Wed, Apr 20th, 2016

Golden Tulip enters Kenya with first Nairobi Hotel

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Already present in 8 sub-Saharan African countries, with 13 hotels comprising a total of 2,020 rooms under its Tulip Inn, Golden Tulip and Royal Tulip brands, Louvre Hotels Group has announced its first Kenyan property in Nairobi.

The 4-star Golden Tulip Westlands Nairobi counts 94 rooms and includes restaurants, a gym and swimming pool and conference facilities for business travellers.

“The tourism sector, especially business tourism, is experiencing strong growth in this region. Our goal is to be there for our clients, namely key accounts, wherever their business takes them in Africa, with quality hotels offering facilities and services to support growth and upgrade quality of leisure and business tourism” explains Alain Sebah, president Golden Tulip for French-Speaking Africa and East Africa.

Over the past year, the group penetrated the Ethiopian market with a Golden Tulip in Addis Ababa and inaugurated yet another in Kigali, Rwanda. Many other projects are currently under development or construction in the region. In fact, some fifteen hotels are planned for 2016, enabling the group to double their presence.

“We are exhilarated to start our first hotel in Kenya with Golden Tulip. Nairobi city has seen a lot of growth and development in the recent years and with the growing tourism it is right time for world’s renowned hotel chain to set footing in Kenya. We look forward to welcoming our guest with excellent service, authentic hospitality blended with the Kenyan flair” states Mr. Jagat Shah, CEO of Mitsumi Group, the hotel’s owner.

The number of tourists welcomed across the African continent has more than doubled over the past fifteen years, increasing from 26 million to 56 million in 2014, according to the Tourist Investment and Business Forum for Africa.


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