By Kelvin Majangah
There is one location that no visitor avoids in the serenity of the peaceful leafy Lower Hill Road area in Nairobi’s Upper Hill. Hill Park Hotel is utterly the coolest place one will love to visit. The hotel is strategically located in Nairobi’s Upper Hill, only a 10 minute drive from the Central Business District and about 15 minute drive from the airport.
With recent safety concerns in the hotel industry, at Hill Park ,the safety of the client is guaranteed since the hotel is well secured with a perimeter wall, 24 hour CCTV surveillance, electronic screening systems for vehicles and luggage, and private security personnel round the clock. Hillpark Hotel is absolutely the best place for conference training, seminars, business meetings, holidays due to its quietness and peaceful surroundings. The penthouses have studies with a spectacular view of the city and beautiful mountains.
Established in 1978, Hill Park was later upgraded to a fully serviced hotel, bar and with the best health club in the city. In an interview with the CEO Africa Magazine, Mr Geoffrey Mwirigi, the Manager of the Hotel said HillPark Hotel has managed to grow and upgrade its facility to meet the demands of its clients.
Mwirigi is a man whose tight daily routine exemplifies everything that is the demand of the rising fortunes in the hospitality industry in many ways. His daily routine consists of more than a barrage of meetings, on and off schedule with travelers and revelers from all walks of life. From foreign and local tourists jostling to book their hotel rooms to city business executives arranging for important conferences, perhaps it is the twenty plus years of experience he has had in the industry that makes all the difference now for the man sitting pretty at the helm of Nairobi’s premier Hill Park hotel.
He narrated the journey of a life time that the Hotel has gone through to the factors that have so far propelled it to turn into an exclusive lay. He attributed the spiraling number of customers to quality services the hotel offers. Mwirigi disclosed that on a daily basis, foreign and local tourists planning to hold meetings in the City throng the hotel to book rooms.
Hill Park has claimed its place in the top notch hospitality league within Nairobi city by grabbing a significant number of customers in the last few years. “We cater for company parties, functions, corporate dinners, cookery lunches, cocktail parties and any other functions as suits the needs of our customers. You can enjoy the delights of the chef’s daily specials at the magnificent garden and terrace restaurants, which offer a wide choice of freshly prepared Continental and African food,” he offers.
Hill Park Hotel offers hotel suites and apartments, each elegantly designed and tastefully furnished to match world-class standards. The hotel boasts of having 16 standard suites, 4 executive suites, 56 premium suites and 4 deluxe suites. The en-suite apartments are available for day or long term lease, and penthouses have tastefully designed furnishings set in a modern theme.
Facilities within the hotel include: a swimming pool, salon and barber shop, health club, restaurant and bar, laundry service among others. For those who prefer a longer stay, there are standard, executive, premium and deluxe suites with elegantly designed interiors and apartments. “Most hotels will call you a guest but at Hill Park Hotel, expect a difference since we treat you like family from the moment you walk in through the door,” states Mr Mwirigi.