A five star beach hotel in South coast is in the process of expanding its property by additional 114 rooms, currently it has 143 rooms.
The Diani Reef Beach Resort and Spa will unveil the rooms during the peak holiday season in December this year.
According to Diani Reef Beach Resort Managing Director Bobby Kamani, the addition of 114 rooms will bring the total room count of Diani Reef to an impressive 257 rooms.
“This makes it the single largest five star hotel by room inventory in the South Coast. The investment is strategic to accommodate the high numbers expected from both the international and domestic tourists,” said Kamani.
He said that the expansion plan goes a long way in ensuring that they are able to accommodate the high numbers of tourists expected during festive season.
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The MD added that all the raw materials for the expansion of the new rooms as well as for the renovation of the existing rooms have been locally procured and ethically sourced in their continuous effort to support and empower the local communities within Kenya’s coastal region.
Kamani is confident that the expansion will assist in creating employment opportunities for the many hardworking local men and women pursuing careers in the hospitality industry in the coast region and country at large.
“The Hotel invested heavily during the low season in June and July this year to renovate its existing 143 rooms in preparation for the high season. This expansion will also help boost the conferencing business for the Hotel, as it will be able to accommodate more delegates, “added Kamani.
He noted that they have made substantial investments in their conferencing facility which can accommodate up to 1000 delegates.
“As a result of our room expansion plan, we will now be able to accommodate even more delegates,” he said.
Diani Reef has also intensified its partnerships with airlines and the SGR to provide holiday packages at affordable rates to the domestic tourists.
In July, the Hotel partnered with Silverstone Air to allow the domestic traveler to save up to 30 percent on the normal flight fare and accommodation rate.
This would include a 2 nights’ stay on half-board basis, return flights from Nairobi’s Wilson Airport to Ukunda’s Diani Airport, return airport transfers, as well as a 15 percent discount on beverages and spa treatments.
The package according to the hotel management will end in December this year.
The addition of these 114 rooms further endorses Diani Reef’s confidence in Diani as a destination, with its beaches being named one of the best in the world and Africa’s leading beach destination.
Diani Reef Beach Resort & Spa is the winner of many prestigious awards, the most recent being in 2018 when the distinguished World Travel Awards named it ‘Africa’s Leading Beach Resort’.