Friday, 25 November 2016

KENYA: Delay In Construction Hinders New Hotel Openings In Kenya

Many New hotel projects in Kenya's capital Nairobi are reportedly delayed as construction and finishing bottlenecks have caused havoc to their projected soft opening timeframes initially given.

Among then is the new Hilton Garden Inn near Jomo Kenyatta International Airport but also several hotels in Westlands, a major business hub in Nairobi.

There some 3.000 new beds are to join the market in coming years but existing hotels will breath a sigh of relief that such competition will have to wait longer to enter the market as a result of several of the new kids on the block suffering from opening delays due to a variety of reasons.

Hilton has now projected a new opening date for mid 2017 while others remain shut on what time they still need to complete buildings and, even more important, the interior outfitting of their new hotels.

Nairobi however remains East Africa's regional hub for the most hotels and most beds available for major conferences and with the most new hotel projects in the pipeline of any of the EAC capitals.