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Tune Partners Imba Investments to Develop Hotels in East Africa

July 4, 2014



Tune Hotels has partnered with Imba Investments Limited to develop 16 Tune Hotels in the East African region.

The first hotel, which will be in Nairobi, Kenya, is scheduled to open by June 2015.

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

The 12-storey hotel will feature a serviced restaurant and a rooftop bar. Other guest facilities include 24-hour security, secure parking spaces and shuttle services to-and-from the airport and popular tourist destinations.

Tune Hotel Westlands Nairobi is approximately three kilometres northwest of the central business district (CBD). Apart from being Nairobi's second CBD, it is also the city's social, leisure and entertainment centre, with a lively cluster of shops, restaurants, bars, and other entertainment venues.

The hotel is easily accessible from major roads and highways connecting to the airport and other parts of Kenya all the way to Uganda.

Group CEO of Tune Hotels Mark Lankester said, "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. As in any new market entry, it's important to understand the market and we feel the aspirations of a new generation of smart and savvy Kenyans and East Africans today are absolutely in tune with our pioneering business model, where a whole new wave of consumers can now have choice in customising their stays via our online add-on pay-per-use business model, helping to conserve energy and our natural resources. By booking online and in advance, guests will always be able to enjoy the best rates."

Nairobi is one of the most prominent cities in Africa both politically and financially. Home to thousands of Kenyan businesses and over 100 major international companies and organisations, including the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the main co-ordinating and headquarters for the UN in Africa & Middle East, the United Nations Office in Nairobi (UNON), Nairobi is an established hub for business and culture.

Naushad Jivraj, the Managing Director of UK-based Queensway Group, who represented Imba Investments, said, "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."

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