Marriott is taking luxury to new heights in Kenya’s Mara National Reserve with plans for JW Marriott Masai Mara Lodge, a stylish safari camp on the banks of the Talek River.
When it opens in 2023, the lodge will be home to 20 private tents, each with a terrace overlooking the river, including a presidential pavilion and two interconnecting suites. The tents boast plush interiors courtesy of designer Kristina Zanic, who has drawn inspiration from the elements and the surrounding landscape, yet created spaces that are also modern and elegant. Natural materials, earthy tones and warm colours reflect the hues of the Mara Reserve, with billowing canvas drapes, timber floors and local design influences offering a refreshing new take on the safari tent experience.
Beyond the tents, the lodge is home to a restaurant, lounge bar and spa, and a large terrace where guests will gather around the firepits each evening to enjoy Masai dance performances and swap stories of safari adventures.
Conservation and community engagement will be at the heart of the experience at the lodge, which will employ up to 50 locals from the Masai community and offer guests opportunities to learn more about the destination and its people.
WHAT: JW Marriott Masai Mara Lodge