Kenyan Fairmont resort hailed as 'top East African destination'

31/01/2011 - Kenya property & investment news Posted by Bob Brunskill
Kenyan Fairmont resort hailed as 'top East African destination'

A luxury Kenyan resort has been hailed as one of the best destinations for a safari break in East Africa.

Reviewing the Fairmont Mount Kenya Safari Club for the Globe and Mail, writer Erik Heinrich noted that the resort was once frequented by "Hollywood legends" like Bill Holden, who acquired the Mount Kenya Safari Club as part of a property investment consortium in 1959.

Other guests have included Charlie Chaplin, David Niven and the Aga Khan, said Mr Heinrich.

It was noted that from this point, the site expanded from a hunting lodge to a property now set on more than 100 acres of the Rift Valley, comprising 120 guest rooms, suites and cottages.

"The wild drinking parties of the swinging sixties are over, but the Mount Kenya Safari Club, now part of Toronto-based Fairmont Hotels & Resorts, is still East Africa's top address for decompressing from a bush safari," added Mr Heinrich.

It was reported that this summer, Fairmont completed an extensive $10 million renovation at the resort which included adding balconies and terraces to open up the property to Kenya's central highlands.ADNFCR-2019-ID-800375673-ADNFCR