Cytonn opens serviced apartment complex targeting business and leisure travellers.

Cysuites Apartments   Cytonn Investments has officially opened CySuites Apartment Hotel, the latest offering under its Private Equity arm. Cysuites is a serviced apartment complex with 32 two- bedroom apartments, 6 one- bedroom apartments and two penthouses that offer contemporary living and working spaces. “Our foray into Serviced Apartment Hotels is backed by thorough market research. Demand for serviced apartments continues to grow, evidenced by occupancy rates of up to 88%, according to our latest research data. Serviced apartments command very strong rental yields of about 12%, compared residential yields…

Valon lotion now in Kenya

Indian conglomerate Godrej Consumer Products Limited has launched Valon Body Lotion in Kenya, a first for the global company. Godrej Chief Executive Officer Mr. Rohit Vengurlekar said that the launch of Valon Body Lotion is part of the company’s commitment in providing East African consumers with superior quality products at great price points. READ ALSO: Greenpeace launches new tree planting initiative for school children “We have invested heavily in the Valon Body Lotion’s research and development to deliver superior skin care products at a great value for the Kenyan consumer,” said…

Express Travel Group Joins Travel Leaders Network

Network to Provide International Corporate Travel Services with a Strong Local Presence Travel Group, one of East Africa’s premier travel management companies has joined Travel Leaders Network, North America’s largest travel agency organization with more than 42,000 travel advisors, as part of a major expansion of Travel Leaders’ international presence. Express Travel Group remains locally owned and will continue to service existing clients while anticipating new opportunities for expansion as part of the international network. Express Travel Group is one of several dozen travel management firms around the world that…

Coca-Cola introduces new range of beverage portfolio

Tapping into its global strategy, the Coca-Cola System in Kenya today announced its innovative portfolio of beverages into the market to offer customers more choice and convenience. The organization, which is evolving to become a Total Beverage Company, has been reshaping its growth strategy and operating model in line with changing consumer tastes and buying habits. Since 2017, it has broadened its product offerings in various category clusters including water, nectar juice, ready to drink coffee, tea bags and sports drinks. Amongst the products launched today was an addition to…

PRIDEINN PARADISE NAMES NEW GENERAL MANAGER

PrideInn Group of Hotels has broken the gender barriers by hiring for the first time a female head for its prestigious PrideInn Paradise Beach Resort & Spa in Shanzu. Ann Peggy, a former, Jacaranda Indian Ocean Beach Resort operations manager has been appointed as new General Manager for PrideInn Paradise Beach Resort, Convention Centre & Spa. She will be tasked with creating a new vision for the beach resort and setting direction to capture a wide range of the market from luxury travelers to free independent travelers, meetings, incentives, conferencing…

Hass Consult banks on Riverside Drive for its mixed-use development

Hass Consult unveiled niche development Riverside Square, spanning 250 apartments, offices, boutique stores, infinity pools, gyms and open-air leisure facilities, on Riverside Drive, which it selected as the emerging hub of Nairobi’s wealthy Bohemian class, the BOHOs. “As development managers, we have led the way in financial models and market positioning in Kenya for over two decades. During that time, the real estate market has become more sophisticated, to the position, by 2019, where only carefully thought through investments with clear and under-served target markets now sell rapidly,” said Sakina…

Kenyan food with a twist

“Food tastes much better when you eat it with your hands,” declares Nairobi-based food blogger Kaluhi Adagala, using her fingers to tease some freshly baked tilapia off the bone. “It’s like a hands-on, intimate relationship between you and the food.”Adagala is in the dining room of the Delta Plaza branch of contemporary Kenyan restaurant Nyama Mama bold with African wax prints with a colorful feast of fish, meat, samosas, cornmeal and greens prepared by executive chef Lesiamon Sempele. Nairobi is the vibrant, chaotic heart of Kenya. It’s a fast-evolving city…

 Hemingways Collection rolls out a five-year fixed return offer for owners

Hemingways Collection has rolled out a five-year Guaranteed Fixed Return offer for owners of the Hemingways Residences in Watamu which are now fully complete and ready for sale. The offer guarantees a return of 7% per annum on the USD purchase price including service charge, for five years, which results in 8.5% rental yield per annum and an effective 33% discount rate on the sale price of the properties. The Hemingways Residences comprise of 21 one, two and four bedroom apartments located within the five star Hemingways Watamu hotel. Styled with…

CNN travels to the largest comic convention in East Africa, NAICCON

On the latest episode of African Voices, CNN International travels to Kenya and goes behind the scenes of East Africa’s biggest comic convention with the man who started it, Thomas Imboywa. Since childhood Imboywa has had a passion for comics, gaming and animation and felt that Kenya needed a platform for people like him to express their ‘inner geek’. He explains to CNN: “We love all these weird geeky stuff… We were like we can’t afford to go to San Diego Comic Con, or New York Comic Con, or these huge comic cons…