President Uhuru Kenyatta launches Kenya’s first airport luxury hotel


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  • The Lazizi Premiere, Nairobi’s newest, trendiest and quite possibly the most convenient luxury hotel you will find in the city officially opened on May, 23rd 2017. The hotel, which has become the new benchmark of comfort and convenience in Nairobi was launched by His Excellency the President of Kenya, Uhuru Kenyatta.
    • The tourism and hospitality industry has received a boost following the launch of Kenya’s first five-star airport hotel, The Lazizi Premiere.
    • President Uhuru Kenyatta officially opened the 144-room premium hotel today as part of the government’s tourism and hospitality transformation strategy.
    • Conveniently positioned inside the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA), The Lazizi Premiere hotel is designed to be the best and most luxurious hotel in the area.
    President of Kenya, Uhuru Kenyatta giving a speech at the opening of Lazizi Premiere Hotel
    President of Kenya, Uhuru Kenyatta unveils the plaque at Lazizi Premiere hotel as he officially opens Kenya’s first airport hotel
    Lazizi Premiere Hotel features 144 luxurious rooms & suites with the very latest in in-room technology & modern-day amenities. The hotel also seeks to tap into the country’s MICE with its over 200-capacity, state-of-the-art meeting/conference/event venue facilities. Lazizi Premiere also houses a scintillating array of 24hr wine & dine experiences that include:-
    • Kitchen 9 – an all-day restaurant that serves a multi-cuisine buffets that can accommodate over 100 people
    • Aroma – a round-the- clock coffee shop that offers a 24-hour menu
    • Velocity Bar – a modern bespoke bar that offers world-class beverages
    • Sky View Lounge – a contemporary lounge that caters for executives and airlines crew
    • The Pool Deck – the rooftop poolside bar
    For ambience, Lazizi offers a stunning rooftop pool & bar with enchanting 360° views overlooking the Nairobi National Park and the capital city below, a relaxing and indulgent ‘signature spa’, a fitness centre all of which are just 3 minutes away from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport terminals.
    Tourism Cabinet Secretary, Hon. Najib Balala
    The launch was attended by high ranking government officials including the Tourism Cabinet Secretary Balala, Ministry of Transport, Infrastructure, Housing and Urban Development Cabinet Secretary James Macharia, AMS properties chair Anil Samani, Hass Petroleum and White Lotus Group chair Abdi Nassir, Lazizi Premier’s Kiran Patel, Kenya’s leading hospitality industry professionals, business leaders and celebrated media personalities.

    Speaking at the launch, President Uhuru Kenyatta laid out the responsibility of the government in supporting tourism by saying, “Ours is to create infrastructure, we should make sure that the airport connects with the railway and the port to create the airport city, We are supposed to be facilitators and not impediments of development.”

    Lazizi Premiere Chairman Mr. Kiran M. Patel said, “The entry of Lazizi Premiere Hotel into the Kenyan market seeks to complement the ever-increasing demand for hotel rooms in Nairobi especially during peak tourist seasons, local and international conferences.”

    Lazizi Premiere Chairman Mr. Kiran M. Patel

    Mr. Patel added that the launch of Lazizi Premiere would tap into the 900,000 annual international arrivals, the government’s initiatives to promote the local hospitality industry and the conducive business environment in Kenya. “Our intention is not only to contribute significantly to the country’s growth and Vision 2030 but also to create over 1000 job opportunities in the hospitality industry, directly and indirectly,” said Mr. Patel.

    Guests at The Lazizi Premiere Hotel will enjoy complementary airport transfers, usage
    of a world-class swimming pool and fitness centre.

    The Sarovar Hotels, one of the fastest growing hotel management companies that oversees over 75 hotels globally, will operate the Lazizi Premiere Hotel.
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