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October 12, 2013 Hotel News No Comments Email Email

Serena Hotels, Resorts, Lodges and Camps unveil the new-look of Mara Serena Safari Lodge and Sweetwaters Serena Camp.

Serena Hotels celebrated the official opening of the new public areas at Mara Serena Safari Lodge and Sweetwaters Serena Camp which were opened by His Excellency Samuel Tanui, Governor of Narok County and His Excellency Joshua Irungu, Governor of Laikipia County respectively in the presence of His Highness Prince Amyn Aga Khan and the Board of Directors of TPS Eastern Africa Limited.  The group has over the past year embarked on an extensive refurbishment of these properties while ensuring minimal disruption of the usual guest services and comfort. Mara Serena Safari Lodge

The New Public Areas has been actively under construction at the Mara Serena Safari Lodge since February 2012 and has been taking place in different phases. Phase one of the new facilities includes new public areas, to include an arrival lobby, a reception, gift shop, bar lounge, terrace, and the Maisha Spa & Gym. The dining room has been reconfigured to create a new buffet and active cooking area. All these have been completed and have been fully operational since July 2013.

In the second phase of the refurbishment, the dining area has been expanded to incorporate the former bar lounge. There is also a new coffee station & lounge, new public area washrooms, an internal fireplace, terrace and a court yard were created. These have been operational as from 01October 2013. The final phase of the Mara Serena Safari Lodge refurbishment will involve creation of more terraces by the dining room, and is expected to be complete in December 2013.

The project at Mara Serena Safari Lodge was funded through borrowings and internally generated funds at a cost of US Dollars 2.1 Million. “The outcome of the renovations has been extremely successful and we have continued to receive very positive feedback from our guests, given we ensured minimal interruptions and provided alternative facilities like the “under canvas” temporary dining facilities”, said Mr. Mahmud Jan Mohamed, Managing Director, Serena Hotels. “Our main goal is to strengthen and re-position the Lodge as the best available in its category at the Masai Mara Game Reserve. We also looking forward to the final phase of the refurbishment of the Mara Serena Safari Lodge, which should be complete by December 2013”, he said.

Also unveiled is the five-star Sweetwaters Serena Camp New Public Areas – A new building has been constructed to further expand the Sweetwaters Serena Camp service operations and public areas which include the reception, dining area, guest lounge, bar lounge, gift shop and kitchen which have been fully operational since the end of September 2013.

In July 2013, the Camp unveiled 11 new tents that now make up the superior Morani Wing. “The refurbishment of this facility is in line with our policy as Serena Hotels, to constantly improve our product and services. The outcome of the renovations has been extremely successful and a significant improvement on the past product in terms of quality, décor, facilities and additional space for our guests”, said Mr. Janmohamed.

The successful completion of these refurbishment projects is a huge milestone for Serena Hotels and Management continues to ensure that every possible measure is undertaken to avoid disruption to services and client comfort.

Both Mara Serena Safari Lodge and Sweetwaters Serena Camp have additionally incorporated new furniture, fixtures and equipment to further ensure that guests enjoy unrivalled service and comfort.

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