Thailand’s Dusit International will reopen the dusitD2 Nairobi hotel at the heart of the 14 Riverside complex as an act of solidarity with the local community following last month’s attack on the hotel by militants.
The 14 Riverside complex is a major commercial hub, housing numerous restaurants, shops, international offices and the dusitD2 hotel.
The complex was targeted on January 15 in a terror attack which claimed the lives of 21 people, including four full-time employees and two contract security staff of the hotel. No guests were harmed in the attack.
dusitD2 Nairobi, which has been temporarily closed since the incident, is located at the far end of the Riverside project in a private location away from the main entrance.
The property is planning new dining concepts, and a series of community events, ahead of a tentative relaunch in June.
Michael Metaxas, general manager of dusitD2 Nairobi, said, "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."
Lim Boon Kwee, chief operating officer, Dusit International, added, “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.”