The Four Points by Sheraton Airport Hotel is a 145 room development situated on 4000sqm+ (about an acre) at the entrance to the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Nairobi, Kenya.
Completed in 2017, the hotel which is also in close proximity to the Syokimau Railway Station, was designed by built by Kenya-based architecture and project management firm, Planning. It features a notably rectilinear facade with well appointed interiors that blend modern design with traditional elements from the local Kenyan context.
The main objective of the design is to provide an iconic yet cost-effective solution. PLANNING’s approach is to develop a highly efficient hotel that utilizes the site to its full economic potential.
This sees a design response suggesting 145 rooms for overnight guests, with the bulk of the back of house service placed at basement level. This maximizes opportunities for a café-style lounge, sports bar, destination dining area and meeting spaces while keeping a height of 5 floors.
Furthermore, the spa and fitness facilities located at the top floor have direct access to the roof terrace featuring a pool, lounge and bar with uninterrupted views to the national park. Coupled with the hotel shuttle service and the full size basement offering long term secure parking, this hotel invites passengers to enjoy the hotel facilities as a secondary airport waiting lounge. Overall, the massing and facade treatment aspires to achieve an elegant, contemporary and impressive presence both when approaching and leaving the airport.