Kenya Airways to open two new Treetops hotels in Kenya

Kenyan Airways is opening two new hotels in the country to meet growing demand for its popular Treetop.

The first, the Treetopedic, will be a 10,000 square foot boutique hotel on the outskirts of Kenyatta Airport.

Kenyatta Airways said it would invest $1 billion to build the hotel and expand its runway, while the other will be dedicated to hotel guests.

“We want to bring the best of the country’s hospitality, with the best amenities and the highest standards, into one space,” said Kenya Airways chairman and CEO, Yves Dominguez.

Treetops, which opened in Kenya in 2004, was launched as an upscale boutique hotel, but has grown into a global luxury hotel brand with multiple hotels in countries including Dubai, Singapore, Hong Kong and France.

In recent years, Treetoppedas popularity has grown as its business has expanded.

Its latest location, on the shores of Lake Mpumalanga, is just west of the airport and is set to open this year.

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