PrideInn Hotels has been named Kenya’s First Conference Hotel and Kenya’s First Family Resort by the World Travel Awards (WTA).
The group’s coastal chain, PrideInn Paradise Beach Resort and Spa, was also voted Kenya’s best family resort in 2022.
Founder and Managing Director of PrideInn Hotels, Resorts and Camps, Hasnain Noorani, said the recognition speaks volumes about the tremendous work done by staff at the resort and at its other hotels and camps spread across Kenya.
“We are extremely proud of today’s continental recognition. It is an honor to see our flagship hotel named winner in both major categories by the world’s leading travel awards body. The awards confirm our promise to deliver PrideInn’s world-class hospitality and exceptional guest experiences at all of our hotels and resorts in this country,” said Noorani.
World Travel Awards founder Graham Cooke praised the hotelier for investing in family and conference facilities as meetings, incentives, meetings and exhibitions (MICE) tourism rebounds from COVID-19.
“Without a doubt, the PrideInn franchise sets the tone for others in the hospitality industry. Today’s recognition is an affirmation of the work the hotel has done in Kenya,” said Cooke.
PrideInn Paradise, which was established in 2015, currently has 240 rooms and the largest convention center in the coastal region with a capacity of 2,500 delegates.
In the conference category, the Mombasa hotel beat out Norfolk and Movenpick Hotel & Residences Nairobi to win Conference Hotel of the Year.
“In nine years, we have grown from one hotel to nine hotels with over 850 rooms and a conference capacity of over 10,000 people. We receive approximately between 1.5 and 2 million tourists per year, so we believe there is still a lot of potential for growth,” added Noorani.
PrideInn Paradise also beat out five other nominees, including Baobab Beach Resort and Spa and Enashipai Resort and Spa to Family Resort of the year.
PrideInn Hotels Resorts and Camps currently operates 10 hotel chains across the country.