A distinctively novel, unconventional property sets its mark on Nairobi.
The Social House opens its doors to adventurers seeking the road less travelled
Calling all adventurers, Nairobi resident’s and those from afar; the much-anticipated property, The Social House, member of the Preferred Hotel’s network is now open.
This down-to-earth, occasionally offbeat but always genuine property represents a refreshingly unconventional approach to hospitality on the Kenyan scene. Whilst The Social House can indeed be best described as a ‘hotel’ of sorts, it is more a ‘house’. A place that is as much ‘home’ for its guests.
The Social House, craftsmen of thoroughly social happenings
Located in the laid-back suburbs of Lavington, The Social House represents a melting pot that aims to be every bit varied and stimulating, blending local and overseas guests, art and music, fashion and comedy, socialising and ‘business-ing’, festivals and farmer’s markets. All conceived and delivered in a thoroughly Nairobian way.
Pull-up a chair, have a sip, take a load off or work at it
For starters, the House offers 83 bedrooms, most with 24 square metre spaces of simplicity, style and common sense, plus 6 larger bedrooms for those who wish for a little more elbow room.
When it comes to food and drink it is a global affair with a New York-style urban grill, a Kenyan Coffee Roastery bar, a Scandinavian-styled Garden Café and a rooftop Latin fine lounging bar and restaurant – each entirely authentic in character and cuisine. Oh, The House also features the ‘Jim’, a lap pool, a garden terrace and a retail ‘wall’ offering unique gift items and select local fashion accessories.
Designed in a modern aesthetic and with an emphasis on sustainable living, The Social House effortlessly combines locally sourced fabrics and materials with internationally recognised amenities for an authentic sense of place. The House actively promotes community initiatives and around every corner and in each nook exists a story waiting to be discovered.
Paul Kavanagh, Head of House, affirmed, “There’s a sense of easiness when travellers and indeed Nairobi residents step into Our House. Here, we invite them to take the road less travelled whether by meeting new people, discovering new cultures or igniting within themselves a newfound source of inspiration; nowhere more than Nairobi, the melting pot of Africa can they journey on this road of adventure. We’re here to create that path.”