Hotel Fairmont Mount Kenya Safari Club is a high-end hotel located in Nanyuki, Laikipia County.
The hospitality establishment which overlooks Mt Kenya sits on 100 acres parcel of land.
Fairmont has 110 luxury rooms, villas and unique colonial architectural design cottages dating back to the 1950s.
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The cottages include one that was originally occupied by renowned American actor William Holden.
According to Micato Safaris, Holden founded Mount Kenya Safari Club which had members like Sir Winston Churchill and Lord Mountbatten over fifty years ago.
Here is a sneak peek of the establishment as told by WoK.
The hotel offers a variety of services which include food and accommodation, concierge, baby sitting, laundry services, currency exchange and gift shop.
They also offer outdoor activities such as golfing on the Equator, horse riding in the forest, animal orphanage visit, an amazing slopes breakfast and bush dining.
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The hotel has a 9-hole manicured golf course which appears to be the only course bisected by the Equator in Africa.
Guests can dine at their Colobus Grill Restaurant or Tusks Restaurant, or alternatively, they can opt for specialised dining.
The Colobus Grill Restaurant is an open grilled kitchen restaurant with live stations where guests get to watch chefs as they prepare meals.
On the other hand, the Tusks Restaurant has an indoor dining type of setup with a menu boasting variety of foods.
Breakfast and lunch are served as buffet while dinner is served as a four course’s set menu with vegetarian options.
The Specialised Dining include breakfast on the slopes of Mount Kenya, lunch at the Rose Garden and special service alfresco on the pond deck.
Meetings and conferences can also be held at the luxurious resort.
It features Kirinyaga Room, the largest of their four conference rooms, accommodating up to 300 people in theatre style.
The meeting rooms are well lit with natural light and provide internet connectivity, audio-visual equipment and air-conditioning.
The rooms at the resort are Fairmont rooms and Delux View room.
The Fairmont room features a king-sized bed, a 32-inch Plasma screen, a dressing table and built-in wardrobes.
The Delux View room features a cosy fireplace, luxurious furnitures, spacious rooms and offers a view of Mt Kenya.
The resort charges Ksh 28,911 per person per night although it depends on the season and the type of room that the guest books.
For the William Holden Cottage the price per night ranges from Ksh 140,000 to Ksh 146,908 depending on the number of guests.
To spend a night at Sendeo Villa guests will part with Ksh 199,216 for three guests and Kh 202,555 for 4 guests.
Hotel Fairmont Mount Kenya Safari Club is owned by billionaire businessman, Humphrey Kariuki.
He kicked off his career at the Central Bank of Kenya as clerk when he was nineteen.
He soon discovered that employment and being submissive to his superiors was not his cup of tea and went into entrepreneurship.
He started importing and traded vehicles, a business that opened up his eyes to the immense possibility that lied in business.
After accumulating a considerable bank balance and accompanied with his experience from traveling around the world, he went into the hospitality industry.
He developed Green Corner Restaurant in Nairobi’s Central Business District which soon became the option of choice for most professionals in the city.
Kariuki also entered into the alcoholic beverages business by forging partnerships with liquor producers in Europe and North America to ship in and sell their products.
He then moved to the oil sector and started off at the National Oil Company of Kenya (NOCK) where his work was to distribute the products within Kenyan borders.
He later founded the Dalbit Petroleum company that distributes oil across Southern and East Africa and the Great Lakes Africa Energy company.
Kariuki later purchased the Mount Kenya Wildlife Conservancy and Animal Orphanage in his efforts to continue with its predecessors’ legacy of preserving endangered wildlife.
In 2007, Fairmont was acquired by Fairmont Hotels and Resorts group, which operates it to this day on behalf of Kariuki.