AccorHotels to relaunch Nairobi business district hotel under the Ibis Styles brand

The Tunes Hotel Nairobi Westlands in Kenya will be rebranded and redesigned under the Ibis Styles brand.

As part of the group's expansion in Africa, AccorHotels has agreed to operate the Tune Hotel Westlands, Nairobi with the Queensway Group. AccorHotels will relaunch the existing property under the Ibis Styles brand during the second quarter of the year. 

The Ibis Styles Nairobi Westlands is the hotel group's second hotel in Nairobi, and is the first of the economy brand in the city. AccorHotels is also planning to open a third hotel in Nairobi under the Pullman brand soon after. "

"We are expanding our commitment to leverage Africa's enormous growth potential," Steven Daines, CEO of AccorHotels for Africa & Middle East and the group's New Businesses, said in a statement. "Kenya is a strategic market for AccorHotels's development in East Africa. It is a key window for the region where we see a strong potential for AccorHotels' brands on all market segments with a positive and promising economic outlook."

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Similar to other Ibis Styles locations, Ibis Styles Nairobi Westlands is in a business location in Nairobi. This recently built 280-room hotel is near the city's central business district and local business parks. 

"Ibis Styles Nairobi Westlands is a further step in our journey to doubling our network in Africa to reach 200 hotels in the mid-term," Olivier Granet, COO and MD of AccorHotels Middle East & Africa, said. In Kenya, AccorHotels operates the Fairmont Mara Safari Club and Fairmont Mount Kenya Safari Club. The company also runs the Fairmont Norfolk in Nairobi.

Established in 1973, the family-run Queensway Group was founded by Nurdin Jivraj. The group began investing in property in the 1960s. The organization now has a portfolio of over 100 assets in hotels, restaurants, coffee houses, commercial and residential properties in the U.K. and worldwide and employs almost 1,000 people.