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Kenya to welcome Global Hotel brand- Tune Hotels

written by Jeannette Musembi 4th July 2014

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International value hotel group Tune Hotels recently announced the establishment of a partnership for expansion into the East African region and concurrently, its first hotel in the African continent in Nairobi, Kenya that is scheduled for opening by June 2015.

Tune Hotels is part of Tune Group, a lifestyle business conglomerate co-founded by Tan Sri Tony Fernandes and Datuk Kamarudin Meranun, who are the Group CEO and Executive Chairman respectively of Asia’s largest low cost carrier AirAsia Group.

Focusing on high-quality basics, Tune Hotels provides international class accommodation with clean environment at central locations. Operating in a similar way to low cost airlines, guests stand to enjoy great savings for high quality, value for money accommodation options.

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Group CEO of Tune Hotels Mark Lankester with Naushad Jivraj, the Managing Director of UK-based Queensway Group

From just one hotel in Kuala Lumpur that opened in 2007, Tune Hotels has grown into a current network of 45 Tune Hotels that are available for booking across Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, the Philippines, England, Scotland, Australia, India and Japan.

“To have our very first African hotel here in Nairobi is a significant milestone for Tune Hotels. We are looking forward to providing local travellers as well as tourists and visitors to Kenya and Nairobi a compelling accommodation option that is of international quality, clean, safe and on top of all, affordably priced.” Group CEO of Tune Hotels Mark Lankester affirmed.

Tune Hotel Westlands Nairobi will have 280 rooms and located on Rhapta Road in the vibrant suburb of Westlands.

To suit the local landscape and travellers’ requirement, the 12-storey hotel will feature a serviced restaurant and a rooftop bar that will offer hotel guests great convenience. Other guest facilities include 24-hour security, secure parking spaces and shuttle services to-and-from the airport and popular tourist destinations.

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“We have held a very strong belief in Tune Hotels’ value for money accommodation concept that has done so well in other parts of the world and we have been party to experiencing its success in the London market. When we first broached the idea of Kenya with Tune Hotels, it was an immediate meeting of the minds and I trust Kenya and East Africa too will warmly welcome Tune Hotels and quickly embrace the value model. Kenya has so much potential for further economic growth and we are very pleased to be able to help, in our own small way, the tourism industry.” Naushad Jivraj, the Managing Director of UK-based Queensway Group concluded.

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