Thursday, November 10, 2011

Sarova Hotels making headlines in Kenya

Sarova Stanley – voted “Kenya’s Leading Hotel” at the 18th World Travel Awards 2011 and “Kenya’s Luxury Business Hotel” at the World Luxury Hotel Awards 2011

For the second year running, Sarova Stanley in Nairobi has brought home two of the most coveted awards in travel and tourism industry. Sarova Stanley was recognized as Kenya’s Leading Hotel at the18th World Travel Awards and Kenya’s Luxury Business Hotel at the 2011 World Luxury Hotel Awards.

World Travel Awards is the most prestigious, comprehensive and sought after awards for the global travel and tourism industry. Established in 1993 by the Founder and President Graham E Cooke to acknowledge and celebrate excellence in all sectors of the industry, World Travel Awards is recognized and respected worldwide as the definitive hallmark of excellence.

The Wall Street Journal has heralded World Travel Awards as the ‘Travel industry's equivalent to the Oscars’.

Sarova Hotels, Resorts and Game Lodges Marketing & Sales Director Jimi Kariuki receives the Kenya's Leading Hotel Award 2011 from Graham Cooke, President and Founder of the World Travel Awards. Looking on is Ben Katungi- Sarova Stanley's Food & Beverage Manager and reigning Miss Egypt.

Sarova Shaba Connects to the National Electricity Grid

Sarova Shaba Game Lodge, located in the Shaba National Reserve north of Nairobi, has become the first Lodge within the Shaba, Samburu and Buffalo Springs National Reserves to be connected to the national electricity grid. The lodge has previously been running on a diesel-powered generator.

Commenting on this new development, Mr Anthony Kashero, the Lodge’s Manager, observed that this will not only see an improvement in the lodge’s operations but it will also enhance the guests experience within the game lodge. Community projects such as schools along the transmission lines are also bound to benefit from the new development.

Recently, the road leading to Sarova Shaba Game Lodge from Nairobi was fully tarred, significantly reducing travel time for guests. The lodge is 314 kms from Nairobi, a 45 minute flight from Nairobi to Shaba or Samburu airstrip or a picturesque 5 hour drive through the curving roads around Mt. Kenya crossing the equator at Nanyuki.

Sarova Shaba Game Lodge will continue observing energy conservation measures, including use of green energy in some of the lodge’s operations, thus reducing the lodge’s carbon footprint.

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