OFFICIAL CATEGORY (Ministry of Tourism Classification): 5*****
LOCATION Sankara Nairobi combines international five-star standards with personal service and the authentic flavour of the new Africa. Sankara is in the heart of westlands and at the centre of city life. With excellence transport links and an array of shops,bars,restaurants and major businesses nearby,you will find Sankara Nairobi ideally located for all your leisure and business needs. 5 km from the City Centre 9 km from the United Nations Headquaters 20 km from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport 16 km from Wilson Airport Ample secure parking onsite
DESCRIPTION: A world away from the gracious garden-hotels of the Karen and Langata suburbs, Sankara is a contemporary-luxury, state-of-the-art business hotel. It has an Italian chef (Gaetano Sgroi, formerly with the Hyatt hotel group), a sizeable art collection and a rooftop shisha bar. It is in Westlands, a business area with a vibrant restaurant, club and live-music scene, as well as good shopping at the newish Westgate mall. The 156 spacious rooms and suites - all with baths and separate monsoon showers - are low-key, decorated in shades of olive and coffee (some with turquoise accents), and there is a swimming pool on the roof alongside a chic outdoor restaurant (with a DJ at the weekend). The hotel's art collection, curated by Belgian Marc Van Rampelberg - a furniture designer and art collector who worked with the late Ruth Schaeffner at Nairobi's Watatu Gallery - showcases East African art, with paintings by Tinga Tinga, Tonio Trzebinski and the charismatic young Eritrean painter Fitsum. These give soul to the not-overly-exciting building, as does the hum on the first floor, where Kenyans, expats and visiting Chinese talk business or dine at one of three restaurants, admiring the show kitchen and wall display of 1,000 bottles of wine. For peace and quiet, there is an Angsana spa staffed by expertly trained Thai therapists. The service - including the butler option offered to Club guests - is consistently excellent, and charming with it.
Number of Guestrooms. Tribe Hotel has 156 guestrooms. Rooms are equipped with LCD televisions. Guests can use the in-room complimentary wireless high-speed Internet access. Room to book The palatial double-storey Penthouse, with its own walk-in dressing room and downstairs sitting room. Rooms include Superior rooms,Junior Suites,Loft-Business suites,Ambassadorial suite,Penthouse Presidencial suite.
Room décor & Amenities: The hotel’s superior- deluxe guest rooms and the Royal Jade Suite are spread over seven floors, luxuriously and modernly designed and furnished, the rooms are centrally air conditioned and equipped with Satellite TV’s, Direct dial telephones and Internet connection. All the doors to the rooms are self locking, have safes, Arebic showers a computer desk, non smoking rooms, a wine rack/mini bar, smoke detectors, dressing gowns, luxurious bathrooms including bidets.
Triple rooms are only available in the superior rooms or deluxe rooms that can also accomodate quads but not in the standard rooms. No inter-connecting rooms are available and non of the rooms are wheelchair friendly yet.
The Standard rooms are fitted with a queen size bed, and bathtub; The Superior Rooms and Deluxe Rooms have a king size bed, separate shower and bathtub, and a sitting area, they also have tea and coffee making facilities. Deluxe Rooms also have a luxurious chaise-lounge and dressing table The Presidential Suite has a personalized butler service and private dining room. The shower/tub can be used as a Jacuzzi, steam bath, shower or bathtub.
Special feature: The 10,000 square foot spa and studio combines traditional and new-world treatments from around the globe. Kaya reflects the mysticism and enchantment of Kenya’s Kaya forests while holding true to the glamorous and sophisticated design of Tribe and the warmth and personality of Nairobi. The five treatment rooms and rasul chamber offer a variety of spa treatments, from an urban body boot-camp to traditional Thai massages and time-honored healing therapies. Kaya’s skilled therapists are certified and trained in modern and ancient massage techniques. This includes supplementary skills training from Thai, Italian, South African and American experts in deep-touch therapy and healing, evidence of Kaya’s commitment to providing the best treatments, on par with the world’s most renowned spas.
FOOD AND BEVERAGE FACILITIES: Restaurant and Bar A good place for food: The Panari boasts of eight food courts, among them is THE RED GARNET: with a capacity of up to 150people dining room is air conditioned, and the cuisine is a delicious fusion of Western, Oriental and African- buffet or A la carte available. THE AMBER CAFÉ: open till late, serving snacks and drinks. THE DOLPHIN JUICE BAR: serving health drinks and juices.
The Crystal bar among others next to the ice skating rink and the cinema theatres and have a total seating capacity of upto 500, at the Panari you will get the finest cuisine for instance Moroccan salads with dates and oranges, fish fillet in herb sauce, boneless chicken with cous cous - as well as bar snacks such as lamb kebab with chilli sauce and crab claws with honey sauce.
The main restaurant, ‘Pampa Churrascaria’ is the haven of every meat lover though the vegetarian too is well catered for, here meaty chunks (such as rump steak, baby beef, sirloin, hump e.t.c.), lamb, pig, chicken and game (when available) are served unlimitedly till the guest is full. This restautant has seating capacity of 250, Lunch is served between 11:30am to 3:00pm and dinner is served between 6:30pm to 12:00pm
GENERAL & RECREATIONAL FACILITIES: The Panari Hotel features as the centre tower of the Panari Sky Shopping and Entertainment Center, which has cinema theatres, specialty restaurants and bars, food courts, a casino, a nightclub, and an extensive shopping mall. It also has consumer products, a super market, boutiques and beauty saloons. The health and fitness center like the entire panari centre offers state of the art facilities with a hitech gymnasuium, two sauna and steam rooms a skylit heated indoor swimming pool and a massage therapy parlour with an exquisite health bar/. The casino is well equipped and very modern, theres also a world class night club with the latest trends in light and sound. Shops are situated on the ground floor and you can get almost anything here, the Panari also offers two cinema theatres each with a seating capacity of 200. With high technology surround and vision system. The panari is child friendly, children meals and children minders are available, there is also a doctor on call.
CONFERENCE FACILITIES: The hotel also offers conferencing facilities that feature the latest state-of-art equipment the rooms are as below, THE ATRIUM: with a capacity of 700 people theatre style. THE PALM ROOM: with a capacity of 250 people theatre style. THE JASMINE ROOM: with a capacity of 50 people theatre style. THE GERANIUM ROOM: with a capacity of 50 people theatre style. THE ORCHID ROOM: with a capacity of 50 people theatre style.
CLIMATE: Warm days average 24°C with cooler nights. June - July are colder months average 18°C and March - May have long rains while October - November short rains.