On January 15, City Lodge opened the first phase of City Lodge Hotel at Two Rivers in Nairobi, Kenya, with the remainder expected to open by the end of February.

The first 40 rooms are open, a further 44 rooms will be available start of February and the hotel will be fully operational by the end of February, making it the group’s third hotel in Nairobi.

The four-storey hotel has two 20-seat boardrooms and two eight-seat meeting rooms. Facilities include a swimming pool, a fitness room, café for breakfast, lunches and light meals, as well as a sundowner bar service, wireless Internet, free parking and 24-hour reception services.

One in every 50 rooms meets the needs of guests with reduced physical abilities, all bedrooms have been fitted with en-suite shower facilities, and selected rooms offer baths.

The property is adjacent to the Two Rivers Mall in Runda, East Africa’s largest shopping mall and mixed-use development.

City Lodge Hotel at Two Rivers is within easy access of the local United Nations headquarters, the CBD, Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, the Karura Forest and various other facilities and attractions.

CE of City Lodge, Clifford Ross, said: “We are extremely excited about the prospects for this hotel which is the biggest we have developed outside South Africa.

“It is situated in an important growth node of Nairobi and will ideally complement our other hotels in the city and give impetus to our targeted East African expansion programme.”

The group is also developing the 147-room City Lodge Dar es Salaam in Tanzania, which is expected to open early this year.