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Dusit D2 Nairobi to reopen in June following terrorist attack

Feb 11. 2019
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By The Nation

Following the attack on its premises last month, dusit D2 Nairobi has announced it will reopen in June and resume its function as a major business, leisure and social hub with new dining concepts and an enhanced design.

The hotel is situated in the 14 Riverside Complex in Kenya’s exclusive Westlands neighbourhood , which is a major commercial hub and home to restaurants, shops and international offices. 

The complex was targeted in an act of terror on January 15 which claimed the lives of 21 innocent people, including four fulltime employees and two contract security staff of the hotel. No guests were harmed in the attack. 

Demonstrating the resilience of the local community, the complex has already sprung back into action with tenants and business owners returning to help to beautify the area. The office buildings reopened on January 28 with additional security measures bolstering the internationally certified systems and procedures the complex already has in place.

dusitD2 Nairobi, which has been temporarily closed since the incident, is located at the far end of the project in a private location away from the main entrance. First opened in October 2014, the hotel is known for its worldclass facilities, high standards of service, and status as a leading venue for MICE business and social and private events. 

“The spirit of determination that runs through the entire 14 Riverside community is heartening to see, and the support from everyone has been, and continues to be, incredible. This positive energy is driving us as we prepare the hotel to delight guests and visitors once more with delightful service, impressive design, and safe and comfortable surroundings for people to socialise, stay and conduct business,” said Michael Metaxas, general manager of dusitD2 Nairobi.

Recognised as a major facilitator of business in Nairobi, the management and staff of dusitD2 Nairobi are determined to reopen the hotel as a beacon of comfort, convenience and safety so the 14 Riverside community can thrive once again. 

“While we are still deeply affected by the recent events at the 14 Riverside complex, morale is high and everyone is pulling together to create a special return for the hotel. As ever, the safety and wellbeing of our guests and employees remain our priority, and we will continue to have rigorous security procedures in place that contribute to the high levels of comfort and care for which we are known worldwide,” said Lim Boon Kwee, chief operating officer of Dusit International.

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