A French hotel group, AccorHotels, has taken over the management of Tune Hotel in Kenya’s capital city Nairobi.
The 280-roomed hotel located in Westlands, Nairobi, is owned by Malaysian tycoon, Anthony Fernandes.
AccorHotels takes over the management of the 11-storey hotel which opened last year.
The agreement which was signed last week will see the French hotel group re-launch the property under the ibis Styles brand in the second half of the year.
“We are expanding our commitment to leverage Africa’s enormous growth potential. Kenya is a strategic market for AccorHotels’ brands on all market segments with a positive and promising economic outlook,” said Steven Daines, chief executive officer, at AccorHotels for Africa and Middle East.
The ibis Styles Nairobi Westlands will continue to target the budget segment in the capital city.
Tune Hotel Nairobi, operated on a no-frills model where customers were charged for any add-on services.
The 280 rooms across the 11 floors of the hotel come with the option of double, twin, triple and family rooms.
AccorHotels has presence in Kenya with two lodges, Fairmont Mara Safari Club and Fairmont Mount Kenya Safari Club as well as the Fairmont Norfolk in Nairobi.
The French hotel group also plans on opening Pullman Nairobi later in the year, which is as well located in the Westlands area.
“We are delighted to partnering with AccorHotels. They have a proven track record in Africa with strong brands and an excellent reservation system,” said Naushad Jivraj, chief executive officer, at Queensway Group.
Mr Jivraj added: “We look forward to this property joining the ibis Styles portfolio and benefitting from AccorHotels’ management expertise and strong international marketing capability.”
This is the second rebrand in Nairobi, after Kamcan Properties Limited’s Best Western Premier became Four Points by Sheraton Nairobi, Hurlingham.