The global hotel management group signed an agreement with the Nairobi Institute of Business Studies (NIBS) Resort Company Limited to manage what will be known as Swiss-Belinn Nairobi.
Swiss-Belhotel will soon begin implementing its international standards and enhancements at the Kenyan site, targeting a complete rebranding to Swiss-Belinn Nairobi by 15 January 2024.
Nestled in the Kileleshwa neighbourhood, the hotel features 89 rooms, nine well-equipped meeting rooms and a gym.
The property also offers an all-day dining restaurant and a rooftop bar with panoramic views of Nairobi’s skyline.
Kenyan entrepreneur and founder of NIBS, Lizzie Wanyoike, attended the agreement’s signing ceremony along with her family, Antony, Stella and Eric Wanyoike, the directors of NIBS Resort Company Limited.
The Wanyoikes stated: “Swiss-Belhotel International’s reputation for excellence is well-known. We believe their presence in Nairobi, through the Swiss-Belinn brand, will positively influence and diversify the city’s hospitality offerings.”
Gavin M Faull, chairman and president of Swiss-Belhotel International, remarked: “We are proud to introduce the Swiss-Belinn brand in the exciting destination of Nairobi.
“Entering Kenya, and specifically Nairobi, with a reputable partner like NIBS Resort Company Limited, aligns perfectly with our global expansion plans. It is the first operating hotel for our group in Africa and therefore marks a significant milestone for us.”
Laurent A Voivenel, the brand’s senior vice president – operations and development, EMEA and India added: “The Middle East and Africa are key growth markets for us.
“With recent tourism data indicating healthy growth in Africa, and Nairobi emerging as a key destination, Swiss-Belhotel International’s debut is aptly timed. We look forward to delivering on our brand promise at Swiss-Belinn Nairobi.”