Hemingways reopens Watamu hotel after Sh1.3bn upgrade


Hemingways in Nairobi. PHOTO | SALATON NJAU | NMG

Hotel chain Hemingways Collection will re-open its Watamu property this Friday after an 18-month long refurbishment.

The hotel that first opened in 1988 has undergone an upgrade to the tune of Sh1.3 billion in addition to newly constructed residences featuring 21 luxury apartments on the property.

The revamp has seen the Watamu branch slash the number of rooms from 74 to 39 as well as opening an additional seafood restaurant on the premises.

“This significant investment will go towards improving our guest experience to meet the dynamic demand of the modern luxury traveller and elevate the standards of our coastal hotel to those achieved at Hemingways Nairobi,” said Group Operations Director Hemingways Collection, Ross Evans on Monday.

“Watamu has developed slowly and gently and now offers an exciting array of quaint beach bars and restaurants as well as a host of activities which we want guests to experience. To facilitate this, we’re launching with electric tuk tuks to ferry guests around Watamu free of charge,” he added.

The hotel chain includes Hemingways Nairobi and Ol Seki Hemingways Mara which offers a beach, city and safari experience.

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