Marriott International has announced the opening of its second property in Kenya, the JW Marriott Hotel Nairobi. 

The 35-storey hotel is the tallest in Nairobi with a design inspired by Kenya’s natural beauty. The hotel’s design incorporates elements reminiscent of the outdoors, and its earth tones and artwork create a connection to Africa while providing modern comforts. 

The hotel features 315 guest rooms, five restaurants, a spa, a fitness centre and extensive event space. 

Serviced apartments and a rooftop bar will open later in 2024.

“The unveiling of the JW Marriott Hotel Nairobi marks our exciting debut in the vibrant heart of Kenya’s capital city, solidifying our steadfast expansion in Africa and re-inforcing our global footprint,” said Bruce Rohr, vice-president and global brand leader, JW Marriott.

Guest rooms offer city views, and the hotel’s upper floors house serviced apartments for extended stays.

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The Spa by JW offers wellness experiences, while the fitness centre allows guests to maintain exercise routines. It also features an outdoor pool and terrace.

Dining options

JW Marriott Nairobi offers a variety of dining options, from casual cafés to gourmet experiences. The hotel includes:

  • The MIDI Café & Patisserie: Ideal for quick meals and pastries
  • The Myna Restaurant: Serves international cuisine with an African twist, including buffets, brunches and a la carte options
  • The Hudson Tavern Bar & Grill: Offers a relaxed atmosphere with live sports, tapas and classic American fare
  • The Mughal: Celebrates the Mughal Empire’s cuisine and culture with a luxurious setting and signature cocktails
  • Mr Pang Sky Bar & Lounge (opening later in 2024): This rooftop bar will offer Pan-Asian cuisine, cocktails and stunning city views

Meetings and events

The hotel features 1,700 square metres of meeting and event space, including a pillar-less Grand Ballroom that can host 800 guests. 

The hotel also offers a sustainable meeting programme to reduce waste and energy consumption.

Located in Nairobi’s Westlands district, the hotel is close to the Central Business District and popular attractions.

The Nairobi Expressway provides easy access to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, a 20-minute drive away.