Mombasa Beach Hotel is undergoing renovations at a cost of Sh200 million ($2m).

The hotel is owned by the Kenyan government and is under the management of Kenya Safari Lodges and Hotels.

According to the new General Manager, Victor Shitakha, the last renovations were in 2006.

Shitakha says the work will include the modernising of the hotel’s 151 rooms and public areas, including the bar on the seafront.

In the first phase, he says at least 50 rooms that overlook the Indian Ocean will be refurbished.

Eight conference rooms will also be renovated and equipped with modern meeting facilities and new furniture.