Marriot International has opened its second hotel in Nairobi, the Four Points by Sheraton Nairobi Airport, adding to the existing Four Points by Sheraton Nairobi Hurlingham.
The 172 room Four Points by Sheraton Nairobi Airport features spacious and modern rooms including suites. Its F&B options include an all-day dining, a lobby café and a rooftop bar and grill, Tazama.
With views of the Nairobi National Park on one side and the airport runway on the other, Tazama is set to deliver an authentic experience through its food, music and art. Artwork by Kenyan graffiti artist, Bankslave, which reflects Nairobi takes centre stage. Guests can also experience the brand’s signature Best Brews programme featuring a local craft pilsner created especially for the hotel in collaboration with the Big Five Breweries.
The main objective of the design by Planning Kenya was to provide an iconic yet cost-effective solution. The architect’s approach was to develop a highly efficient hotel that utilises the site to its full economic potential. This sees a design response of 145 rooms for overnight guests over five floors, with the bulk of the back of house service placed at basement level. This maximised opportunities for a café-style lounge, sports bar, destination dining area and meeting spaces.
Furthermore, the spa and fitness facilities located at the top floor have direct access to the roof terrace featuring a pool, lounge and bar with uninterrupted views to the national park. Coupled with the hotel shuttle service and the full size basement offering long term secure parking, this hotel invites passengers to enjoy the hotel facilities as a secondary airport waiting lounge. Overall, the massing and façade treatment aspires to achieve an elegant, contemporary and impressive presence both when approaching and leaving the airport.
The hotel offers the brand’s defining touches, including the Four Points by Sheraton Four Comfort Bed, complimentary bottled water in all rooms, fast and free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel and breakfast with fresh coffee. With 325m2 of flexible indoor and outdoor meeting space, the hotel also provides a complimentary shuttle into the airport terminal throughout the day.
Four Points has recently crossed the 200th hotel milestone globally. In East Africa alone, the brand debuted in Kenya earlier this year with the opening of Four Points by Sheraton Nairobi, Hurlingham followed by its recent foray into Tanzania with the opening of Four Points by Sheraton Arusha, The Arusha Hotel. It is now gearing up to open Four Points by Sheraton Dar es Salam, New Africa Hotel in the next couple of months.
Planning Kenya has, quite literally, modified the skyline of Nairobi with its highrise projects. Kenya Commercial Bank Headquarters, Fedha Towers, Lonrho House, George Williamson House, Rahimtulla Trust Tower, Citibank and Investments & Mortgages Bank are well-known landmarks. In the leisure industry, Planning Kenya has several internationally acclaimed hotels and resorts to its name: Mombasa Serena Beach Hotel & Spa, Zanzibar Serena Inn, Windsor Golf Hotel & Country Club, Elsa’s Kopje, Loisaba Lodge, Fairview Hotel major extensions, Intercontinental Hotel Casino, Casanova Casino and the Hilton Hotel.
LOCATION: Nairobi, Kenya
ARCHITECTS: Planning Kenya