Autograph Collection Hotels has announced that it will soon debut in Kenya, with Sankara Nairobi slated to join the brand’s diverse and distinguished portfolio of over 150 independent hotels around the world.

A hallmark of hospitality in Kenya’s capital city, Sankara Nairobi is expected to be rebranded in early 2019.

“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,” comments Alex Kyriakidis, President and Managing Director Middle East and Africa, Marriott International.

“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.”

Strategically located in the heart of Westlands, the city’s commercial, retail and entertainment quarter, Sankara Nairobi is a short drive away from the city center and the United Nations Headquarters and within easy access from the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport as well as the Wilson Airport.

While the tranquility of its 168 refreshed, modern and elegantly appointed rooms create the ideal environment for guests to relax and unwind, a tempting choice of restaurants and bars and thoughtfully designed social and meeting spaces put the hotel at the heart of the city’s vibrant social and business life.

The culinary programing at Sankara Nairobi will offer the finest global cuisine with a live show kitchen and a focus on fresh, seasonal and organic produce at Artisan, to an award winning New-York style steakhouse Graze; from a Parisienne inspired Opera Patisserie, to a Gourmet delicatessen and wine bar designed to delight the inner gourmand, The Gallery; to a spectacular rooftop pool and bar Sarabi and The Champagne Bar, the Sankara Nairobi sets the tone for a distinctly contemporary urban experience.