US hotel chain to open a four-star hotel in Nairobi


New York Stock Exchange-listed hotel chain, Wyndham, is set to open in Nairobi by the end of this year.

The New Jersey-based group said it will open a four-star hotel under the Ramada brand in Nairobi’s Westlands suburb targeting business and leisure travellers to the capital city.

This will be Wyndham’s first hotel in East Africa.

In Africa it has a presence in Ghana, Nigeria, Morocco and Tunisia.

“Wyndham continually seeks to expand its portfolio of hotel brands in high-demand markets like Kenya, where the oil and gas industries are growing rapidly,” said Rui Barros, Wyndham Hotel Group’s senior vice president and managing director for Europe, Middle East, Africa and Indian Ocean.

The 89-room Ramada Nairobi including 25 suites will increase Nairobi’s bed capacity which has witnessed increased demand for accommodation due to its status as the regional business hub.

It also features conference facilities, gym and spa.

Each Ramada hotel is independently-owned and operates as a franchise.

Ramada Nairobi is owned and managed by Global Hotels Management Africa Ltd, which already operates the Ramada Hotel & Suites Ras Al Khaimah in the United Arab Emirates




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