The luxurious Kileleshwa estate in Nairobi boasts the multi-million dollar five-star Emory Hotel, owned by multibillionaire entrepreneur and creator of the Nairobi Institute of Business Studies (NIBS), Lizzie Wanyoike. In an interview with Business Daily in June 2018, Mrs. Wanyoike expressed her intentions to run the 72-bed hotel as a purely profit-oriented enterprise and create job opportunities through the recruitment of staff in all departments. The hotel will also provide practical skills and employment opportunities to students studying hospitality at NIBS.
The Emory Hotel was constructed at a cost of Ksh450 million and was funded by Equity Bank through a credit package. It offers 89 elegantly designed rooms with a contemporary and colorful style, all with stunning views of the Nairobi skyline. The rooms range from Superior Single to Executive Suite and cost between $100 to $130 per night, equipped with all the necessary luxuries, including air conditioning, Wi-Fi, TV, safe, minibar, shower, telephone, and bath.
The main restaurant, “The Stable”, located on the ground floor, serves signature dishes from Thai, Indian, Italian, and local cuisines and has a capacity of 80 guests. The hotel also offers three on-site dining options for all-day dining. On the 7th floor, the Mustang-enclosed roof-top Lounge/Bar provides spectacular views of the Nairobi skyline and serves grills, roasts, and refreshing cocktails.
In addition, the Emory Hotel features 10 versatile, pillar-less meeting rooms equipped with state-of-the-art audio-visual equipment,
including a projector and screen. These rooms are suitable for private or corporate events and have a capacity ranging from 5 guests to 100 guests. The pre-function areas, large terraces, and ballroom are ideal for events like birthday parties, cocktails, dinner events, photography, and exhibitions.
Overall, the Emory Hotel offers an unrivaled experience for guests, providing not only luxurious accommodations but also opportunities for practical skills, employment, and business growth.