By Abdi Ali
Published October 16, 2016
A hotel set to open in the Kenyan capital in the third quarter of 2017 has been added to a “global collection of carefully selected upscale and luxury hotels that retain their individual identities.”
Alba Hotel, on James Gichuru Road, has been added to Best Western’s newly introduced BW Premier Collection that provides guests with unique and local hotel experiences around the world.
Strategically located in Nairobi’s Lavington Green area with easy access to businesses, offices, banks, shopping and tourist attractions, Alba is touted as being ‘the ideal place to stay in Nairobi for either business or pleasure.’
The new hotel features 83 carefully designed rooms all equipped with a selection of modern amenities, including flat-screen TVs, complimentary Wi-Fi and secure underground parking.
“The Urban Grillroom provides an iconic restaurant with a compelling East African twist, drawing on reimagined Nyama Choma cooking in an urban, upscale setting,” Best Western says in a statement. “The Lobby Bar and Lounge is the perfect setting to enjoy coffee while overlooking the hotel’s garden.”
While Sky Bar Latino, a vibrant roof top bar infused with Latin passion offers spectacular cocktails together with a signature sushi and ceviche counter, the health club includes a fully equipped gym, treatment rooms and a roof-top spa. The landscaped garden, overlooking the terrace, contains a lap pool for hotel guests.
The hotel complex also includes state-of-the-art conference facilities with capacity for up to 100 delegates and a pre-function space.
Juliet Njogu, Managing Director of Alba Hotels, says, “We feel that BW Premier Collection is the right opportunity for us and we are proud to be the first BW Premier Collection hotel in Africa.”
“With the addition of this property to our existing hotels, and additional property due to open this year,” says said Suzi Yoder, Best Western Hotels & Resorts’ Senior Vice President of International Operations, “we are delighted with our portfolio of hotels in Kenya. I am thrilled that our hotels in East Africa continue to go from strength to strength.”