The Fairmont Mount Kenya Safari Club will mark its 60th-anniversary celebrations through a series of exclusive events throughout the year set to celebrate and amplify its rich history, new offerings as well as grow and support the neighbouring community.
To celebrate this milestone anniversary, The Fairmont Mount Kenya Safari Club on 8th February launched its new restaurant, The Colobus Grill; a haute cuisine dining experience for those seeking an exceptional culinary experience.
The new gourmet venue was officially opened by The County Executive Committee member- Laikipia County, Biwott Tirop at an event attended by old club members, the CEO, Real Estate and Hospitality at Belgravia Real Estate Africa, Philippe Cauviere and General Manager Mount Kenya Safari Club, Laurent Chaudet.
“Our vision for The Colobus Grill is to restore the essence of fine dining glamour paired with an exceptional culinary experience. The new restaurant carries the proud history and heritage of the Club which we want to celebrate and ensure lives on for our patrons to experience,” said Laurent Chaudet, General Manager, Fairmont Mount Kenya Safari Club.
Renovated from the former private members’ room, the restaurant will offer a selection of grilled dishes all farmed from the nearby town of Nanyuki in collaboration with the community surrounding the Club.
“The launch of this restaurant marks the beginning of our journey towards celebrating Mount Kenya Safari Club’s Diamond Jubilee, which is indeed a great milestone for us and the community around us. The club boasts of a very rich heritage, and we pride ourselves in the investments we have made to our community in line with conservation as well as boosting their economic well-being”, said Philippe Cauviere, CEO, Real Estate and Hospitality at Belgravia Real Estate Africa.
Rooted in the development of the local community, Fairmont is also embracing the opportunity to promote independent business ownership by gifting a vegetable garden to women from the neighbouring village. The garden is a stepping stone for the women to farm and grow their own organic produce of which Fairmont has guaranteed to purchase 100% of the yield.
Part of the rebirth of the property also includes two new private villas – currently under construction and set to open in later in the year which will feature two to three en suite bedrooms with private butler service, open plan kitchen, dining area and living room with gorgeous views of the private garden and Mount Kenya.
“Fairmont Mount Kenya Safari Club is beloved not only for its long-held Hollywood connections, but also for the animal orphanage and the Mount Kenya Wildlife Conservancy notable for the breeding of the endangered Kenyan Mountain Bongo. The new projects launching throughout 2019 add to the existing wide range of activities and experiences available for guests from golf to tennis and safari providing an even more attractive offering for visiting guests,” said Guillaume Durand, Group Director Sales & Marketing, Fairmont Hotels & Resorts Kenya said.
A new spa is also set to open in spring 2019 featuring three treatment rooms, manicure room, steam and sauna rooms, grounds for yoga sessions and a lounge with an open-air terrace overlooking the expansive Mount Kenya forest.
The launch of The Colobus Grill brings the total number of restaurants at the Mount Kenya Safari Club to two. The other restaurant, ‘Tusks’ offers an all-day dining experience to the hotel guests.