Swiss International seals management deal for Mt. Kenya leisure and conference resort


…Swiss International Resort Mount Kenya to open its doors early 2018

20/12…Global hospitality management and hotel operator Swiss International has stepped up its plans to open a dedicated leisure and conference resort at the foot of Mt. Kenya today.

As part of the firm’s strategic plans to expand its local interests, Swiss International, has announced the formal signing of a management contract with Mlima Kenya Holiday Homes Ltd to co-develop and manage the proposed Swiss International Resort Mount Kenya property near Nanyuki town.

The signing of the crucial management contract deal granting the Swiss International exclusive branding and operator rights now sets the stage for the construction a US$ 70million (KShs 7billion), 5-star resort in Nyeri County.

The development of the resort-largest private investment in Nyeri County- at the Mt. Kenya Holiday Homes project site will play a key role in boosting eco tourism opportunities around Mt. Kenya.

Prior to the management contract signing, the two entities had earlier this year (April, 2016) entered into a memorandum of understanding to jointly explore the opportunity to develop the resort at the Mt. Kenya Holiday Homes project site.


The agreement entered between Mlima Kenya Holiday Homes Ltd Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Ronald Ndegwa and Swiss International CEO, Mr. Henri Kennedie commits the two organisations to co-develop the proposed hospitality centre with an early 2018-projected opening date.

The signing of the Swiss International Resort Mount Kenya Management Contract follows the recent sealing of a similar agreement for the running of the new Swiss International Lenana Hotel. The new Swiss International Lenana Hotel is located along Lenana road at the former Lenana Mount Hotel location.

Speaking at the Management Contract signing event, Swiss International CEO Mr. Henri Kennedie said the proposed Swiss International Resort Mount Kenya, will act as the firm’s flagship property in Sub-Sahara Africa.

The Swiss International Resort Mount Kenya to be designed will feature an architectural concept designed by globally renowned Hospitality architect Mr. John G. Henry and a team of carefully selected local architectural and project management specialists. The development will feature a total of 236 villas, townhouses hotel rooms & suites and an Event and Conference Centre for 1,000 participants.

Complementing the current Mt. Kenya Holiday Homes concept and development, Swiss International Resort Mount Kenya will facilitate the completion and offer for sale to individual owners:

  • v 82 Villas (4 bedroom)
  • v 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 top destination 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” “Home buyers have a once in a lifetime opportunity to own a home in a luxury 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:

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

Founded in 1982, Swiss International Hotels is established in Switzerland. Swiss International Hotels & Resorts is currently associated with hotels in Switzerland, 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 luxury brand “Royal Swiss” the upscale Swiss International and The Residences by Swiss International, as well as the company’s midscale brand Swiss Spirit, Hotels & Resorts.


Other Swiss International hotels on the African continent:

Swiss International Mabisel Port Harcourt Nigeria

Swiss Spirit Hotel & Suites Mardezok Asaba Nigeria

Swiss Spirit Hotel & Suites Freetown Freetown Sierra Leone

Swiss Spirit Hotel & Suites Alisa Accra Ghana

Swiss International Lenana Nairobi   Kenya


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