Competition in Kenya’s hospitality industry is to go a notch higher with the coming onto the scene of another hotel – The Greenhill Village Market. The Greenhills hotel is designed by Symbion Kenya Limited.
The Symbion Group is one of the most respected architectural, planning and design houses in East Africa. Over the years, the Nairobi-based studio has churned hundreds of elegant projects across virtually the entire architectural platform – from grand hotels and housing complexes to commercial buildings and industrial structures among many others.
Symbion has bases in at least four countries in Africa but operates in nearly 15 countries on the continent. It is managed by some of the best brains in the industry. The award winning practice has at least 30 years experience in architecture.
Among their latest projects in the hospitality industry is the proposed Greenhills Hotel in Gigiri, a suburb of Nairobi associated with diplomats and the affluent. It is located within The Village Market, a popular up market shopping and leisure complex in the area. The complex also accommodates The Tribe Hotel, an internationally acclaimed five-star establishment by the same developer, Greenhills Investments Limited. Says the developer, “Majority of visitors and tourists cannot afford the services at Tribe Hotel and the construction of Green Hill Hotel (three-star) will benefit many people as its services will be relatively cheaper.”
According to Symbion, “This proposed 165-bedroom Greenhills hotel has been designed with the intention to seamlessly integrate with and enhance the existing Village Market Shopping Mall. The development will provide approximately 570 parking bays on two levels which will serve both the new hotel and extend the parking opportunities to users of the Shopping Mall.
In addition to the proposed bedrooms, Greenhills hotel will offer a new pool terrace and bar plus supporting gym facilities.” They add that the hotel room is also designed with conference facilities to accommodate up to 450 people, with breakout spaces into a lush landscaped area. “The hotel will also provide additional opportunities for retail shops, which will link to the existing Shopping Mall facilities on two levels.”
Client: Greenhills Investments Ltd
Architects: Symbion Kenya Limited
Quantity Surveyor: Harold R. Fenwick
Engineers: Civil Engineering Design, EAMS, LDK
Main Contractor: Seyani Brothers