The Aleph Hospitality group has opened its first hotel in Nairobi, the Best Western Plus Westlands, which marks the company’s continued expansion in the country.

MD of Aleph Hospitality, Bani Haddad, said: “The opening of Best Western Plus Westlands signals our commitment to Kenya, the third-largest tourism economy in sub-Saharan Africa.”

The hotel offers 101 air-conditioned guest rooms, including junior suites with separate living rooms and kitchenettes and a Penthouse Suite with an outdoor hot tub.

“We are thrilled to find a partner in Aleph Hospitality that supports both our vision for Nairobi’s hospitality sector and our country’s wider efforts to market Kenya as a destination of choice,” said hotel owner, Amit Lukka.

Aleph has already signed management contracts for three hotels currently under development: The Protea Hotel by Marriott in Kisumu; an airport hotel in Nairobi, and a property in Mombasa.