BY MARTIN MWITA
Hotel chain Hemingways Collection has named Richard Kimenyi as the new General Manager for Hemingways Nairobi.
Kimenyi joins the hotel from The Fairmont Mt. Kenya Safari Club after an illustrious thirty years career at the helm of Fairmont The Norfolk.
He brings over 30 years’ experience drawn from the luxury hospitality industry to Hemingways Nairobi.
In his new role, Kimenyi will be responsible for all operations of the 45-suite boutique hotel.
Announcing the appointment, Hemingways Collection Chief Executive Officer Alastair Addison said: “We are delighted to welcome Richard to the Hemingways Collection team. His extensive experience in the luxury hotel industry makes him a great fit for this role. Richard joins us at an exciting time for our business and the tourism industry in Kenya.”
Nestled between the Nairobi National Park and the foot of the Ngong Hills, Hemingways Nairobi is an exclusive luxury boutique hotel located in the peaceful suburb of Karen. It is a member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World that comprises 520 hotels in more than 70 countries.
“I am excited to be joining Hemingways Nairobi. The hotel offers remarkable 5-Star quality hospitality and I am looking forward to working with such a diligent and enthusiastic team to elevate our guests’ experience in business, leisure, gastronomy and conferencing,” Kimenyi said.
The Hemingways Collection consists of Hemingways Nairobi, Hemingways Ol Seki Mara, Hemingways Watamu and Hemingways Residences.
Established 29 years ago, Hemingways Watamu is the oldest of the Hemingways Collection.
“The hotel is currently undergoing a significant redevelopment to improve and revive an iconic property matching its newer sister property, Hemingways Nairobi, to offer travelers to East Africa a true luxury 5-star boutique hotel experience on the coast of Kenya,” the management said.
Hemingways Ol Seki Mara is an intimate luxury tented camp located in the private 200 kilometres Naboisho Conservancy in the Mara. It boasts six luxury double tents and two large family tents with majestic views over the Koiyaki plains.