Kenya is a renowned business hub and one of the biggest contributors to Africa’s economy. If you are planning a meeting, this list of top conference facilities spread across Kenya should sort you out.
Have a look.
1. Kenyatta International Convention Centre (KICC)
The Kenyatta International Convention Centre (KICC) is more than just a landmark. This facility houses some of the best meeting halls in the country that have hosted numerous events such as the visit by former US president Barrack Obama. Users can choose between the 12 halls, with the largest amphitheatre holding about 800 people. Besides the meeting halls, KICC also has exhibition areas and it was recently crowned Africa’s leading meetings and conference centre 2019 at the World Travel Awards.
2. Temple Point
Despite the fact that Temple Point is more known for its holiday feel, this resort in Watamu offers high end conferencing facilities that can accommodate well over 400 people in two conference rooms and several other event venues. It also offers space for exhibitions and trade fairs as well as planned on and off-site activities such as boat tours.
3. Lukenya Getaway
At the foot of Lukenya Hill off Mombasa road is Lukenya Getaway. It offers both indoor and outdoor options for guests. It has nine meeting rooms that can accommodate 50-90 people each and an outdoor dome that can hold up to 300 guests. This place is also ideal for team building and company retreat activities.
4. Enashipai Resort & Spa
Culturally rich, endowed with nature, historically decadent. Enashipai Resort & Spa is where a strong local heritage and abundant nature is blended with pure luxury and then delivered with a generous sense of warmth. It has world-class amphitheatre and conference rooms.
5. Boma Inn, Eldoret
Situated along Ramogi road, off Elgon view drive in Eldoret, the Boma Inn has five meeting rooms and two executive boardrooms alongside wifi and audiovisual tools. This hotel can host up to 250 guests at one go.
6. Lake Naivasha Resort, Naivasha
If you are looking for an out of town business getaway but still close to the city, then Naivasha is your ideal site. Just a two hours drive from Nairobi, Naivasha boasts of an array of hotels from where conferences and events can be held from the hustle and bustle of the city. Lake Naivasha Resort is an ideal venue for meetings and conferences. It has five boardrooms each with a capacity of 10-30 persons, nine conference halls each with a capacity of up to 150 people.
7. Acacia, Kisumu
With an exquisite view of Lake Victoria on Ochieng’ Oneko road in Kisumu, this relatively new hotel conferencing facilities that can hold at least 250 people with various ballrooms for a smaller number of guests. Standard conference equipment like sound system, wifi and even projectors.
8. Fairmont Mara
If you want to experience a tented conference room, then Fairmont Mara is your place. The Fairmont Mara Safari Club, a luxury resort surrounded on three sides by the breathtaking Mara River, has one that can fit up to 300 people with smaller rooms accomodating14 people. This venue aims at promoting environmental sustainability by offering planners a chance to minimise their conferencing footprints, engage in a volunteerism programme as well as designate a percentage of the revenue to local charities.
9. Safari Park Hotel & Casino
This is Nairobi’s famous resort and Africa’s largest and most exciting conference destination. An oasis of tranquillity in the heart of Nairobi, the Safari Park Hotel blends stylishly elegant African architecture with supremely luxurious accommodation; sparkling water gardens with an inland beach and beautifully landscaped gardens, with a wide choice of international restaurants.
It offers a selection of 204 rooms; 36 suites, 168 deluxe rooms and 4 exclusive apartments. Safari Park Hotel boasts over 20 conference and meeting rooms, instant global connectivity and first-class business support services.
10. Azure Hotel, Westlands
Located in Lantana Road in Westlands Azure Hotel is in the Central Business District and offers 165 well-appointed spacious rooms, an outdoor swimming pool, fitness centre, a lounge bar and a casino. One can also enjoy MICE facilities with multi-functional banquet spaces which can accommodate up to 200 guests making it an ideal venue for social and corporate events.