Tribe Hotel – Design Hotels, Nairobi, Kenya, joins HotelSwaps

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March 6th 2014


Urban, loft-like style blends effortlessly with warm African colors at Nairobi’s Tribe Hotel, a pioneering lifestyle property that sets itself apart with atypical angles and an unrivalled appreciation for tribal crafts.


Some 900 hand-sculpted artifacts from all over Africa have been gathered here, capturing the diversity of the continent and evoking a sense of splendor that is raising the luxury hotel stakes in the continent.


Spread across three wings in the heart of Nairobi’s diplomatic district, home to the United Nations and many other institutions, the Tribe’s 137 guest rooms and suites are linked by a soaring sunlit atrium. Inside, earthy shades of cumin, sandstone and brown sugar combine and are tempered by cool granite and stretches of dark Indian slate. This same balance can be felt right around architect Mehraz Ehsani’s hotel, with authentic and tactile Kenyan materials used throughout the public areas. These include the curvy Kaya Spa, which takes its inspiration from the country’s sacred forests; the well-stocked library, home to almost 3,000 books; the rooftop bar and the heated pool, surrounded by waterfalls and gardens. At the sophisticated Jiko restaurant, diners can enjoy melt-in-the-mouth grilled meats with fresh, seasonal vegetables, and pasta, gelato and pastries all made in house.


Adjacent to the hotel is the Village Market – a shopping and entertainment complex that is also home to a weekly Maasai market. The Hotel is situated approximately 25 km from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport.


HotelSwaps is pleased to welcome Tribe Hotel as a new destination in its international network of hotel members.


HotelSwaps – The quality hotel room exchange programme.