The Fairmont Hotel Group celebrated its 60th anniversary in Kenya by launching a new restaurant at the exclusive Mount Kenya Safari Club in Nanyuki, Laikipia County over the weekend.
Colobus Grill, a gourmet eatery, becomes the second restaurant at the high end hotel after ‘Tusks’ with the hotel keen on maintaining a strangehold of the affluent market by adapting to its clientele’s tastes and preferences.
The restaurant which is a renovation of the former private members’ room will offer a selection of grilled dishes, all farmed from the nearby town of Nanyuki.
Part of the rebirth of the property also includes two new private villas which are currently under construction and set to open in later in the year.
The private villas will feature two to three en suite bedrooms with private butler service, open plan kitchen, dining area and living room with views of the private garden and Mount Kenya.
Present at the opening ceremony were Laikipia County Executive Committee Member for Trade, Tourism and Cooperatives Biwott Tirop, old club members, the General Manager, Mount Kenya Wildlife Conservancy Philippe Cauviere and General Manager Mount Kenya Safari Club, Laurent Chaudet.
“The launch of this restaurant marks the beginning of our journey towards celebrating Mount Kenya Safari Club’s Diamond Jubilee, which is indeed a great milestone for us and the community around us. The club boasts of a very rich heritage, and we pride ourselves in the investments we have made to our community in line with conservation as well as boosting their economic wellbeing”, said Philippe Cauviere, General Manager, Mount Kenya Wildlife Conservancy.
A new spa is also set to open in spring 2019 featuring three treatment rooms, manicure room, steam and sauna rooms, grounds for yoga sessions and a lounge with an open-air terrace overlooking Mount Kenya forest.