Hotels

The Grand Challenges Meeting will take place at the Intercontinental Hotel Nairobi

Accommodation blocks are being held at the InterContinental, Laico Regency Hotel and Sarova Stanley hotel. Please note that will only book transport for transfers to the recommended hotels.

Intercontinental Hotel Nairobi

InterContinental Nairobi
City-Hall Way, Nairobi, Kenya
Hotel Website

The InterContinental Nairobi Hotel is a 30 minute drive from Nairobi National Park. This hotel has a heated outdoor pool, a spa, a gym and a colonial-style safari bar serving cocktails and light snacks.

Spacious and warmly decorated, all air-conditioned rooms and suites at InterContinental Nairobi have satellite TV and views of Nairobi, the pool or Uhuru Park. Some of the rooms have an additional sitting area or kitchen.

A breakfast buffet is available daily at InterContinental’s dining room. For dinner there is a diverse menu, and the bar organises themed music nights regularly with R&B or jazz performances.

After a swim in the outdoor pool, guests can relax in the hot tub or visit the sauna and steam room. There is also an on-site casino and a 24 hour relaxation lounge to read a newspaper.


Laico Hotel Nairobi

The LAICO Regency Hotel

Uhuru Highway, Nairobi
Hotel Website

The LAICO Regency Hotel is situated in the heart of Nairobi, the capital city of Kenya and the regional business hub of East and Central Africa.

This 12 story 5 star deluxe hotel boasts 188 double rooms and 21 suites overlooking the City or Nairobi’s Central Park. All rooms are spread around an imposing central atrium

The LAICO Regency Hotel is only 15 Kilometres from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport and within walking distance of Nairobi’s Central Business District and shopping area. It is also close to the Nairobi National Park and other attractions.

Room and Suites Facilities and Services include:-

  • In-room electronic safe
  • In-house laundry and dry-cleaning
  • 24 hours room service
  • Complimentary shoe shine service
  • Air-conditioning
  • Business Club for members and VIP
  • In-room WiFi internet

Room amenities: Bathrobe, Hair dryer, Toiletry, complimentary mineral water


Sarova Stanley Hotel Nairobi

Sarova Stanley Hotel
Kimathi St, Nairobi City, Kenya
Hotel Website

The Sarova Stanley offers three categories of guest rooms all of which feature: outdoor or atrium view, air-conditioning, black-out curtains, sound-proofing, satellite TV, tea/coffee facilities, mini-bar, safe-deposit box, direct dial telephone with VOIP, wireless internet connectivity, private bath, shower and WC, hair dryers (voltage of 240 volts) and 50 cycle razor outlets operating on both 220 and 240 volts.

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General info

VISA

Visa:
Please note that  all nationals who require a visa to enter Kenya can now apply for their e-Visa here: www.ecitizen.go.ke.

Please read the link below for further details.
http://www.immigration.go.ke/downloads/eVisa-newspaperad.pdf.

Please note that one can also apply for a visa at the port of entry. It is, however, recommended that you apply from your nearest consulate for the purpose of business travels.

The link below shows the various visa categories for different countries.
https://immigration.ecitizen.go.ke/index.php?id=6

Security

Although Kenya is a safe destination, citizens and visitors alike are encouraged to be vigilant in public places and carry some form of identification at all times.  Expect to be subjected to personal security checks when accessing public buildings such as hotels and malls

Currency

The currency in use in Kenya is the Kenya Shilling. You can make currency conversions at the airport and/or at the hotels.

Weather

The month of February is characterised by high temperatures.

Agenda

The agenda for the meeting will be uploaded in due course.

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