A number of international hotel brands are expanding their presence in #Kenya, expecting to bring an additional 2,400 hotel beds in the next five years. The multi-billion shilling investments will see renowned hotel groups such as Radisson Blu, Amber, Ibis Styles, Swiss Lenana Motel and Villa Rosa Kempinski open new developments in the country by 2021.
A range of new developments, such as the Hilton Upper Hill, are also opening their doors in Kenya in response to the increasing number of domestic and international tourists helped by an increase in flights to Kenya, lower park fees and a stable economy.
A report by consultancy firm PwC estimates that the number of available rooms will increase from 18,600 in 2016 to 21,000 in 2021. Assistant Director of Tourism, Ms Keziah Odemba, said that these new openings show a positive development in Kenya’s tourism, which is expected to reach 1.4million visitors by the end of the year.