Avani to make Kenyan debut in 2020

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Kenya: Avani Hotels & Resorts has signed Avani Nairobi Suites, the first Avani property in Kenya.

The property is currently under development by Fedha Group, one of Kenya’s leading real estate developers, and is scheduled to open by the end of 2020.

The new-build 15-storey property will join Avani’s existing properties in Botswana, Namibia, Zambia, Mozambique and Lesotho. The all-suite property will be located in the heart of Westlands, a prime business and leisure district of Nairobi, with direct access to an array of multi-national corporations, restaurants and bars, a 40-minute drive from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport.

Avani Nairobi Suites will offer 120 keys, comprising 90 one-bedroom, 20 two-bedroom and 10 three-bedroom serviced apartments. Designed by Beglin Woods Architects, the suites will offer floor-to-ceiling windows and private terraces with cityscape views. Sizes will range from 100 square metres for the one-bedroom, up to 200 square metres for the duplex three-bedroom units.

“This fantastic expansion opportunity will mark the debut of Avani into East Africa reflecting the growing international demand for the brand,” said Javier Pardo, vice president, Avani Hotels & Resorts. “With Avani already present with six properties in Southern Africa in addition to a very successful resort in the Seychelles, this is a significant strategic step for the brand to debut in Kenya.”

Ramine Behnam, vice president development, EMEA Minor Hotels, said: “We are thrilled to partner with Fedha Group for this new property in Nairobi's strategic Westlands district, introducing the Avani brand in Kenya and bridging with our strong existing leisure offering across East Africa.”

Dhruv Pandit, CEO of Fedha Group, said: “We are very proud to add to our hospitality portfolio with this property which has already been internationally recognised for its design. Minor Hotels are exactly the growing and forward thinking hotel group that we are proud to partner with - Nairobi is again deservedly in the news with a new facility worthy of its International City status.”

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