Elly Gitau, @ElijahGitau
dusitD2 Nairobi has been awarded the Best Luxury Business Hotel in East Africa 2018 by the World Luxury Hotel Awards.
The annual prize-giving ceremony, which was held in Bali, Indonesia, seeks to recognise luxury hotels for their facilities and service excellence. The hotel’s general manager, Michael Metaxas, says this is the third year that the hotel has won the award. “It is a testament to the hard work and commitment of our employees,” he added.
The hotel’s Soi Thai Restaurant also won Restaurant of the Year 2018 at the Travel and Hospitality awards earlier this year.
The general manager noted that service excellence is an important measure of productivity in the hospitality industry. “It is also the primary reason why we believe that we are gaining global recognition… Iis t only through this that we will be able to grow and stay ahead of the competition,’’ added Metaxas.
Cocooned away in a secure and peaceful haven off the leafy suburb of 14 Riverside Drive, DusitD2 Nairobi is a vibrant, award winning, five-star business hotel with Thai heritage – where style, entertainment and art converge.
The Thai hotel chain also owns the Dusit Thani LakeView Cairo in Egypt, which opened in 2009. The group of companies, also known as Dusit International is a Thai multinational hospitality company headquartered in Bangkok, Thailand. Dusit International has 29 hotels and resorts in 18 countries. Founded by Thanpuying Chanut Piyaoui in 1948, the company is now led by Suphajee Suthumpun.