Located in the center of Nairobi, Kenya, the Laico Regency has been a favorite among guests for many years. Although it has changed ownership and management several times throughout the years, Laico has undertaken a reformation of the property and it’s evolving into a five star gem.
The heart of the Laico Regency is its great open atrium. Guests are greeted by the warmth of cherry woods, golden and cream-hued marble and high polished brass railing and globe lighting. Each floor features semi-sphere niche sitting areas, each overlooking the atrium. Piano music fills the space from the lobby bar, dressed in cherry paneling and club chairs arranged in close intimate seating. Elevators offer a bird’s eye view of the atrium as guests gather for pre-dinner drinks and impromptu meetings, while other just rest their heels after a day out in the city.
Attractively furnished in African décor, the spacious guest rooms are very comfortable. Bedrooms are dressed in fine brilliantly colored linens, black-out draperies and accent walls with urban artwork. Private bathrooms invite guests to soak away the day’s activities in the large tub. Full size toiletry items, bathrobe, slippers and candles create a peaceful mood. You can catch up on the events of the day on the flat-screen television or via wireless Internet while enjoying the complimentary mineral water and fruit basket in the sitting area.
As for dining options, whether it’s breakfast in the Royal Terrace Coffee House or lunch on the Panorama Pool Deck or dinner in the Atrium Garden Restaurant, you’ll discover a variety of dishes. Restaurant cuisines vary greatly and include authentic Chinese, Indian and Middle Eastern specialties. Meanwhile, Roberto’s Italian Restaurant features fine Italian dining in a traditional café setting and in the evening you can enjoy the jazz ensemble while sipping your favorite Chianti.
Laico Regency presents a health center designed for the individual sexes with separate centers for ladies and men. Regardless of gender, guests will enjoy state of the art equipment. After an intense work out, refresh and unwind in the steam room, sauna and Jacuzzi. Make a splash in the heated swimming pool, available year round with views of Nairobi as far as the eye can see. A separate children’s pool allows parents to keep a watchful eye while sitting close by under patio umbrellas.
If you’re a gambler, cast your bets in the Regency Casino. The five star casino hosts bingo, black jack, roulette, pontoon and slot machines in Monaco fashion. Join the players club and earn bonus awards, complimentary services and more.
Should you be in Nairobi for business, the Laico offers secretarial services as well as copying, scanning, and faxing. Personal computers are available for checking email. For guests’ convenience, the hotel has a currency exchange center and Western Union on the premises.
One important note: the Laico Regency is in the process of undergoing a massive renovation. The main areas were upgraded first and the hotel is now working on guest rooms. They expect to have the renovation completed by the end of 2013.
- Address: 10 Market Street, Uhuru Highway, Nairobi 00200, Kenya
- Rooms: 196
- On site: Four restaurants, three bars, health club, outdoor pool
- Reservations: +254-20-2211199
- Price: $$-$$$
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