(L-R) GM Fairmont Mount Kenya Safari Club, Laurent Chaudet, Executive Chef, Kiran Ramsaran (Centre) and CEO, Real Estate and Hospitality at Belgravia Real Estate Africa Philippe Cauviere
The Fairmont Mount Kenya Safari Club is planning to celebrate 60 years of existence with the launch of a new restaurant and a series of events.
To kick of the celebrations, the hotel launched its new restaurant, The Colobus Grill, a haute cuisine dining experience. Renovated from the former private members’ room, the restaurant will offer a selection of grilled dishes all farmed from the nearby town of Nanyuki in collaboration with the community surrounding the hotel. The launch of the new The Colobus Grill brings the total number of restaurants at the Mount Kenya Safari Club to two. The other restaurant, Tusks offers an all-day dining experience to the hotel guests.
The new restaurant was officially opened by The County Executive Committee member- Laikipia County, Biwott Tirop at an event attended by old club members, CEO, Real Estate and Hospitality at Belgravia Real Estate Africa, Philippe Cauviere and General Manager Mount Kenya Safari Club, Laurent Chaudet.
“Our vision for The Colobus Grill is to restore the essence of fine dining glamour paired with an exceptional culinary experience. The new restaurant carries the proud history and heritage of the Club which we want to celebrate and ensure lives on for our patrons to experience,” said Laurent Chaudet, General Manager, Fairmont Mount Kenya Safari Club.
Fairmont is also embracing the opportunity to promote independent business ownership by gifting a vegetable garden to women from the neighbouring village. The garden is a stepping stone for the women to farm and grow their own organic produce of which Fairmont has guaranteed to purchase 100% of the produce.
Additionally, the hotel plans to launch two new private villas, currently under construction and set to open in later in the year. They will feature two to three en suite bedrooms with private butler service, open plan kitchen, dining area and living room with views of the private garden and Mount Kenya. A new spa is also set to open this year featuring three treatment rooms, manicure room, steam and sauna rooms, grounds for yoga sessions and a lounge with an open-air terrace overlooking the Mount Kenya forest.
Fairmont Mount Kenya Safari Club is managed by Fairmont Hotels and Resorts Kenya. The hotel management company also operates Fairmont the Norfolk in Nairobi and Fairmont Mara Safari Club in Kenya.