To what lengths are you and your spouse willing to go to celebrate the Valentines holiday? A simple date in one of the restaurants in town would be ideal for many a couple and loved one’s who want to extend a gesture of love to their significant other. However for some that is just not enough, find out why some will opt to part with 2.34 million shillings just for a day’s luxury.
It will cost you Sh2.34 million to spend Valentine’s night with your beloved in the presidential suite at the Villa Rosa Kempinski this Saturday.
The luxurious hotel in Westlands, Nairobi, is promising the lucky couple the night of their lives this Valentine’s.
Billed as “A night of Diamonds”, the hotel has promised the couple that will take up the offer a butler, a private chef, a dinner serenade and champagne. Oh, and 40 bouquets of roses. The offer also comes with a massage, a jacuzzi for the patrons’ exclusive use, and designer diamond and sapphire jewellery. The presidential suite can accommodate four adults and two children.
Those interested in the offer should at this point consider putting down their Daily Nation to call for a reservation because, according to Ms Carole Keingati, the hotel’s marketing and PR manager, they already have a reservation.
And they have two, yes, you read that right, two promising reservations for the mini-presidential suite, which will be going for ‘only’ Sh1.44 million on Valentine’s.
“We have had several inquiries,” Ms Keingati said in an interview on Tuesday.
The hotel’s presidential suite measures about 667 square metres. It has two separate living rooms, a meeting room, a lounge, a fully-equipped kitchenette and two dining areas.
According to the hotel’s website, the master bedroom has a walk-in wardrobe, a powder room, and a bathroom with an oversized bathtub. It also has a private rooftop terrace with a barbeque station and a plunge pool.
On a normal day, the presidential suite at the five star hotel on Chiromo Road goes for about Sh1.4 million, but this can vary, depending on the needs of a guest.
Since the suite is on the 10th floor of the establishment, the guests can expect to have wonderful views of the Nairobi skyline. Up close, however, the hotel’s infinity swimming pool would look more inviting to the eye.
For those who think that Sh2.34 million is too pricy for a night on a special occasion, Ms Keingati had only this to say: The experience will be worth every penny.
HUNT FOR LUXURY
“Luxury is about lasting experiences. Those who hunt for luxury seek encounters and experiences that can’t be bought, experiences that are not easily accessible, very limited and very privately guarded,” she said. The value of the offer, she said, was in the limitation of the supply. In other words, the couple who will take it up will be the only one in the city’s three million people who will experience it.
“We are offering the very best room in the house for the guest, an opportunity to lavish them with the best in a way meaningful to them. That’s where customisation comes in,” said Ms Keingati.
In her view, the perception of what is expensive and what is not depends on who is making the judgment. True, that.
“We serve a diverse range of clientele, and all are mostly united by their appreciation for excellence,” she said. “At the very top exists a target of discerning clients who appreciate and are knowledgeable about the rates of precious jewels and private suites and their true value.”