Nairobi 2013: The Perfect Storm makes way for Nairobi 2014: Keep Your Nerve

One of the most important hotel markets in Africa, Nairobi suffered a turbulent 2013. Unsurprisingly, hotel performance across the city fell. However, a detailed analysis of the market paints a more positive picture.

About Tim P. Smith

Tim Smith, MRICS is Managing Partner of our Cape Town office, focusing on assignments across the African continent. He graduated from De Montfort University with a degree in Estate Management and has worked as a chartered surveyor since 1995, specializing on the valuation and sale of hotels and other leisure property throughout the EMEA region. For further information, please contact: +27 (0)79 734 2296


  1. Govind MundraJune 17, 2014

    Thanks Tim for Informative Article....The new supply table seems very old as Villa Rosa Kempinski opened last year but is shown as under construction....also the column indicating the competitive level of the hotels was a bit misleading....Look forward to similar articles on other markets in Sub Saharan Africa....

    • Govind, many thanks for your comments. I am keen for the media to have a balanced view of the Kenyan and Nairobi hotel markets, hopefully that comes across in the article. I included the Kempinski in the new supply to highlight the importance of the opening. Tim

  2. Thanks Tim... You should get a twitter handle... I've tweeted this out to HVS group.

  3. good review on Nairobi hotel sector

  4. good report on nairobi

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