Architectural design of the proposed project

Hotel industry operator Midview limited is planning the construction of hotel suites with support facilities to provide modern quality hotel services in the heart of Karura. The development will sit on a parcel of land measures approximately 2.7 acres.

The proposed project site is located along Limuru road between Canadian High Commission and Rwandan High Commission which are under Nairobi City County’s jurisdiction.

The project’s proponent has proposed to build an overpass road from Limuru road into the proposed site bypassing the services road serving the Canadian embassy.

A Hotel Suites development is a hotel with two components; a normal hotel set up with ordinary sized hotel rooms varying from about 25sqm to 28sqm, and a component of larger rooms for guests who wish to stay for extended durations (1 to 6 months). For the Midview project, these will vary in size from 45sqm to 70sqm. Extended stay units normally have a kitchenette and have possibilities of more room connections.

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The development is placed on the borders of Karura forest connecting to nature from the back of the property.

According to Green Builders and Planning Consultants who carried out an EIA on the project, the proposed development will be managed by one of the top three international hotel operators (Marriott, Accor or Intercontinental Group).

International hotel brands have been jostling for space in Nairobi with the most recent entries including Hyatt in Westlands.

Planned facilities for the hotel development include a restaurant and bar, meeting rooms and business centre, swimming pool, gym, stores, linen stores, furniture stores, canteen, parking bays, security and control office.

Started in 2001, Midview operates hotel facilities in a number of towns in the country including key ones in Nairobi and Mombasa.

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