Sankara Nairobi is set to become to the first hotel in Kenya under the Autograph Collection Hotels brand in 2019. The Autograph Collection Hotels brand is owned by Marriott International.

The hotel, which is owned by Westlands Hotels Limited, is expected to rebrand in early 2019. Sankara is located in Westlands and has 168 rooms. It also has different bars and restaurants such as Artisan, Graze, Opera Patisserie, The Gallery, Sarabi and The Champagne Bar to fit different tastes.

Alex Kyriakidis, President and Managing Director Middle East and Africa, Marriott International had this to say about the new developments. “Our one-of-a-kind Autograph Collection Hotels are known for providing differentiated, standout guest experiences, and we are thrilled to welcome Sankara Nairobi to our dynamic portfolio. The Sankara Nairobi, provides a unique sense of place through design, décor and the experience it creates for guests. We believe this hotel is a perfect fit for the brand and the rebranding is in lockstep with the growing demand from consumers and their desire for unique and differentiated experiences wherever they travel.”

Baloo Patel, Director Westlands Hotels Limited added that, “Sankara Nairobi has long been the cornerstone of hospitality in the city and delivers a guest experience that is natural, cultured and vibrant which the modern traveler appreciates. Joining the Autograph Collection Hotels amplifies this distinctly hospitable and cultural spirit and combines it with Marriott International’s powerful global reservation platform and loyalty program. This provides a unique opportunity for guests to intimately connect to their surroundings, while enjoying the high-quality standards and distinctive experiences of the Autograph Collection brand.”