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real gooner
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Crowne Plaza Hotel
Cnr Kenya And Kilimanjaro Road
Upper Hill

Hotel Reservations: 1800 801 881
Hotel Front Desk: 254-20-2717131

Hotel Fax: 254-20-2717181

Email: [email protected]
Check-In Time: 2:00 PM
Check-Out Time: 11:00 AM

Local Time: 10:22 AM GMT+03:00


Crowne Plaza Nairobi is a new and stylish hotel strategically located in the Commercial area of Upper Hill in Nairobi. The Hotel is surrounded by Multinational Companies, Diplomatic Missions, Banks, Government Offices, Insurers and Hospitals. Our Pillarless Ballroom and 6 Boardrooms with state of the art equipment make it the ideal place to stay and meet. The Crowne Plaza Nairobi is just a 30 minute drive from the International Airport, 10 min drive to the City Centre and 20 min drive to the famous Nairobi National Park and Animal Orphanage. Crowne Plaza Nairobi has 162 superbly appointed spacious rooms which include thirteen suites a Club Floor with its Exclusive Lounge. All rooms are air conditioned and have high speed wireless internet connectivity. To compliment this is the Business Centre, the double storey ultra modern fitness centre and heated swimming pool, Multiple restaurants and a double storey bar, 24 hour room service, a gift shop, money changing facilities, beauty salon, travel desk, secure and ample parking space, and same day laundry facilities.

Our hotel staff speaks:

English , Finnish , French , German , Hindi , Japanese , Punjabi , Swahili


Outdoor Pool
On-site Guest Self-Laundry Facilities (washer/dryer)
Dedicated Lounge (or 24 Hour Lounge)
Iron / Ironing Board
Coffee Maker
Health/Fitness Center On-Site
Directions / Map

Hotel Features

163 Guest Rooms
13 Suites
162 Non-Smoking Rooms
50 Double-Bedded Rooms
97 Single-Bedded Rooms
Travel Agent Desk yes
5 Floors
Cocktail Lounge
3 Restaurants
Airline Desk: none
Rental Car Desk: yes
Tour Desk: yes
Personal Services

Beauty Salon
Concierge Services
Dry Cleaning Pickup/Laundry
Foreign Currency Exchange
Gift Shop
On-site Guest Self-Laundry Facilities (washer/dryer)
Room Service
Secretarial Services
Shoe Shine
Business Services

Business Center
Courier Service
E-mail & Internet
Executive Floors
Executive Suites
High-speed Internet Access
Wireless Data Connection
Parking Information

Number of Parking Spaces: 170
Hotel is providing free parking for in house guests and guests coming for meal and other functions in the hotel.
Area Airport Information

Distance: 20 KM / 12.43 MI SW
Taxi Fee: 2400.0 (KES)
Time by taxi: 30 MINUTES

Distance: 7 KM / 4.35 MI NW
Taxi Fee: 1200.0 (KES)
Time by taxi: 15 MINUTES

Area Convention Center Information

Convention Distance 2 KM / 1.24 MI
Taxi Fee 700.0 (KES)

BOMAS OF KENYA (15 KM / 9.32 MI )
GIRAFFE CENTRE (20 KM / 12.43 MI )
KAREN BLIXEN (25 KM / 15.53 MI )


South East Nine
63,692 Posts
New hotel opens in Kenyan capital
Capital FM Kenya
March 2010

The Crowne Plaza hotel has finally opened its operations in Kenya after several months of delay.

The Maple Star Hotels Group will run the hotel in Nairobi’s Upper Hill area.

The Crowne Plaza becomes the second five star hotel under the IHG stable after the Intercontinental Hotel and forms part of the group’s expansion plan in the region.

Speaking during the opening on Tuesday, Maple Star Hotels Managing Director Mike Jameson said the new five-star establishment was looking to tap into the growing business traveler market.

“We see the major part of our business being occupancy driven given the number of people who are coming into town on business,” Mr Jameson said.

The 162-room business hotel will rely on the increased business activity in the area given the number of international companies and embassies in the Upper Hill region.

Mr Jameson exuded confidence the hotel would be able to achieve 70 percent operating capacity given Nairobi’s emergence as the regions hub for leisure, conference and business tourism.

“We are not here to fight with anyone, we know that there will be a natural move of specific markets to us because of our location and because of the standards of operation we are going to deliver,” he said.

The entry of the Crowne Plaza is timely given the resurgence of the tourism industry, which had taken a major dip following twin effects of the post election violence and the global economic crisis.

Data from the Kenya Tourist Board (KTB) shows that international tourist arrivals for 2009 stood at 952,841 up from 2008 levels of 729,000.

This rise in arrivals also saw tourism earnings go up 18 percent to Sh62.4 billion up from Sh52 billion realised in 2008.

2007 remains Kenya’s tourism benchmark year accounting for Sh65.4 billion with one million tourists gracing its shores.

The data also shows most tourists entry point is Nairobi, something Mr Jameson is eager to capitalise on.

Also speaking during the opening, Maple Star Hotels Chairman Nazir Akbarali revealed they were weighing their options on setting up a second hotel in the country.

“We are planning to put a up a three star hotel in Nairobi given the demand of such products in the market,” he said adding they were looking for an ideal location to set up the hotel.

While the company primarily focuses on city hotels, Mr Akbarali said there was potential in setting up a lodge in one of the country’s game parks.
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