This summer the entry of Marriott's Autograph Collection Hotels in Kenya with the addition of Sankara Nairobi to its portfolio of independent hotels.The hotel is just a short drive away from the city centre and the United Nations Headquarters, and within easy access from the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport and the Wilson Airport. It comprises 168 rooms, social and meeting spaces, and fitness facilities.
The newly refurbished guest rooms include a brand-new Presidential Suite.When it comes to its bars and restaurants, Artisan offers a live show kitchen and a focus on fresh, seasonal and organic produce, while Graze is a New-York style steakhouse. Other restaurants include: Parisienne-inspired Opera Patisserie, a gourmet food and wine bar, The Gallery; a spectacular rooftop pool and bar Sarabi and The Champagne Bar.
Kenyan traditions are followed through the hotel: at arrival, guests are offered a signature drink ‘Sankara Kombe’ – a popular homemade recipe made with local honey, herbs and lemon. A signature turn down experience is crafted with a handmade soapstone animal collection of the ‘Sankara 7’. This gift, which includes the Big Five of Kenya, supports local craftmanship. As part of the hotel’s commitment to protecting local wildlife it has partnered with WWF Kenya to fundraise for the African Elephant programme – Herd of One. Hotel guests may donate $1 per stay with the goal of elephant conservation in the Mara.