Autograph Collection Hotels, Marriott International’s distinctive collection of independent hotels, will soon debut the brand in Kenya.
Autograph announced that Sankara Nairobi, a leading hotel brand in the region, is slated to join the brand’s diverse and distinguished portfolio of over 150 independent hotels around the world.
Owned by Westlands Hotels Limited, Sankara Nairobi is expected to be rebranded in early 2019.
“Our one-of-a-kind Autograph Collection Hotels are known for providing differentiated, standout guest experiences, and we are thrilled to welcome Sankara Nairobi to our dynamic portfolio,” said Alex Kyriakidis, President and Managing Director for Marriott International in the Middle East and Africa.
Marriott International is an American diversified hospitality company that manages and franchises a broad portfolio of hotels and related lodging facilities.
“The Sankara Nairobi, provides a unique sense of place through design, décor and the experience it creates for guests. We believe this hotel is a perfect fit for the brand and the rebranding is in lockstep with the growing demand from consumers and their desire for unique and differentiated experiences wherever they travel,” he added.
“Sankara Nairobi has long been the cornerstone of hospitality in the city and delivers a guest experience that is natural, cultured and vibrant which the modern traveler appreciates. Joining the Autograph Collection Hotels amplifies this distinctly hospitable and cultural spirit and combines it with Marriott International’s powerful global reservation platform and loyalty program,” said Baloo Patel, Director of Westlands Hotels Limited.
“This provides a unique opportunity for guests to intimately connect to their surroundings, while enjoying the high-quality standards and distinctive experiences of the Autograph Collection brand,” he added.