The Intercontinental Hotel, Nairobi

The Kenya Association of Bloggers (BAKE) annual awards were held at the Intercontinental Hotel on 2nd May. To celebrate the winners and the organizers, the hotel invited us for a cocktail and showed us around. On an evening after work, I stepped into one of the conference halls to enjoy the hospitality.

table set up at Intercon

table set up at Intercon

The Intercon is, in my opinion, the only five star hotel in the city center which still retains the feeling of freshness and class. Others (that I shall not name) feel run down, threadbare carpeting and washrooms with a hint of smell. It’s location works in its favor. The management wanted us to know what’s on offer you know, just in case we feel inclined to blog about it. Because after all, they did invite the winners of the bloggers’ awards!

Aerial view of Intercontinental Nairobi

Aerial view of Intercontinental Nairobi. Image from sleepout.com

I’ve been here a number of times before and I like the poolside bar. It’s set up in the open with a view of the pool, and there is a large screen that’s been set up for watching the World Cup. The hotel has 380 rooms, 16 suites, 9 meeting rooms and 4 restaurants (they do open for Sunday brunch). If you are so inclined to spend a night, an average room will cost you about $250 a night (anywhere from Ksh 19,000). It’s not for your everyday Kenyan!

The management, who were our host, gave us a tour of the rooms, fed us on snacks and bitings, mingled with us and gave us a short presentation about the hotel. We tweeted throughout.

bloggers

Tweeting at the Intercon

 

The drinks were in plenty

Bloggers toasting to Intercon, hear, hear!

Bloggers toasting to Intercon, hear, hear!

The food too, was amazing.

The food at the Intercon

The food at the Intercon

 

Overall, it was an evening well spent. All pictures above were obtained from their PR agency’s facebook page. Check out there rest of the pics on the link.

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6 Responses to The Intercontinental Hotel, Nairobi

  1. Mackel9 says:

    Looks good 🙂

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    • savvykenya says:

      It was good.. especially the poolside area.

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      • Mackel9 says:

        Could we postpone talking about pools till I learn how to swim and cease drinking half of the pool water?

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      • savvykenya says:

        Oh you need to learn how to swim Mackel Tisa.. on the same note I need to learn how to ride a bicycle!

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      • Mackel9 says:

        I enrolled for classes but I can’t seem to stop “fighting” the water hehehe
        You know your are lucky, just buy Jeremy a tricycle and yourself a mountain bike and both of you can learn, no one will know you are a rookie or are just making him not fear falling… 🙂

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      • savvykenya says:

        That’s an idea!

        Btw I just remembered the pain reason I like the poolside area is the poolside bar it is so chilled out and relaxed, I’m yet to swim in their pool

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