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Press Release15 December 2016

Swiss International signs management agreement for a large leisure and conference resort at Mount Kenya

“Swiss International Resort Mount Kenya” is expected to open at the end of 2017

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Baar (CH)/Ras al Khaimah (UAE)/Nairobi (Kenya) -- Today Swiss International signed a management agreement with Mlima Kenya Holiday Homes Ltd to co-develop and manage a "one-of-a-kind" resort, located at the scenic foothills of Mount Kenya at Naro Moru.


The agreement was signed at the Swiss International Lenana-Nairobi that opened its doors earlier in December. Present at the signing were Mr. Ronald Ndegwa (CEO of Mlima Kenya Holiday Homes Ltd), Mr. Henri Kennedie (CEO of Swiss International) and Mr. Benson Karanja (CEO of Uniform Capital Partners Ltd.).

Uniform Capital Partners was the legal advisor to Mlima Kenya Holiday Homes.

Swiss International Resort Mount Kenya will be a notable architectural landmark on the Nanyuki landscape with a total of 236 villas, townhouses hotel rooms & suites and an Event and Conference Centre for 1'000 participants.

Swiss International Resort Mount Kenya will develop and offer for sale to individual owners:

  • 82 Villas (4 bedroom)
  • 54 Townhouses (2 and 3-bedroom)

Mr. Ronald Ndegwa, the CEO of Mlima Kenya Holiday Homes Ltd, remarked "In the coming years, we are confident that Swiss International Resort Mount Kenya will be acknowledged as a prime venue and a platform for significant events in Kenya.

Our partnership with Swiss International, which is known for providing exceptional hospitality service, will be a vital building block to support the success of the resort"

Mr. Henri W.R. Kennedie, Chairman and CEO of Swiss International said, "This project is indeed one of the most exciting projects for us. It is a resort with full-fledged leisure and event facilities and that provides with amenities whatever the guests' can think of which completely aligns with what we want to see in our properties"

Swiss International has continued to show its commitment for the African region. Lately, the company opened its hotel in Nairobi with Swiss International Lenana.

With the arrival of Swiss International Resort Mount Kenya, the chain will add its 6th property in Africa.

Facility overview:

The Swiss International Resort Mount Kenya will offer residents and guests a wide range of facilities which includes:

  • A deluxe upscale hotel with 100 rooms & suites
  • 3 restaurants: Swiss Café Restaurant & Lounge, Ticino Ristorante and TED & Co
  • An Eventives center for meetings and events in the hotel
  • Swiss Select Lounge
  • Fully serviced members only Inspirations Swimming Pool & Gym
  • A 9 hole reversible to 18 hotel golf course
  • One Golf Clubhouse with a large Bar & restaurant facility
  • 2 free standing restaurants: Tukule and Safari Restaurant
  • A Safari Museum
  • An Art Gallery
  • A large luxury Spa, with treatment rooms, Sauna and steam rooms
  • Catering facilities
  • Welcome center for Resident & Hotel guests
  • Retail center

It is a mixed use residential and holiday development close to the Mount Kenya National Park and 35 minutes flight away from the Nairobi city.

It doesn't end here; for guests who would like to keep up with their fitness routine the resort also provides with multiple outdoor activities facilities such as cycling & jogging tracks, tennis courts, aerobics, hiking and also a playground for children.

Additionally, the resort is complemented by a free wireless internet, supermarket, gift shop, open air & covered parking, helipad, Jacuzzi, & club house. In a nutshell, the resort has it all for a fulfilled experience for its guests.

Swiss International Hotels

Founded in 1982, Swiss International Hotels is established in Switzerland. Swiss International Hotels & Resorts is currently associated with hotels in Switzerland, Germany, the Netherlands, Greater China, the Middle East and Africa. The company is registered in Baar, Switzerland and is operating from the UAE (Ras Al Khaimah). Swiss International is operating and licensing its hotels under the following brands: Royal Swiss (Luxury), Swiss International Hotels & Resorts (Upscale), Swiss Spirit Hotels & Suites (Mid-market) and Yes Inn (Economy).

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