The Heron Portico – formerly the Heron Court Hotel – last evening treated selected guests to an exclusive celebration of yet another milestone in the hotel’s 40-year history.
The opening of the Sirocco Aqua Bar is the newest addition to the hotel’s service offering. The recently refurbished poolside provides the backdrop for the bar. Exuding a Moroccan charm, the Swahili-themed Heron Portico sit well with it.
Speaking at the unveiling, The Heron Portico General Manager, Sanjeev Tiwari, said the Sirocco Aqua Bar would fill a growing demand. He also pointed out that the bar is part of The Heron Portico’s commitment to differentiating its service offering from other city establishments.
“We are excited about the growth of The Heron Portico as symbolised by the additional bar, which marks the completion of some of the renovations we have been carrying out in the hotel and will see us diversify the services we offer to our customers as we seek to really cement our position as a leading 4-star business travel hotel in the city of Nairobi,” he added.
The hotel has undergone extensive seven-year renovations to boost its competitive edge. In an increasingly competitive hospitality industry, this is necessary. Heron Portico knows this too well having been in the industry since 1975. The investment has seen the hotel improve its ranking to TripAdvisor’s top 15 hotels in Nairobi.
Currently, Sarovar Hotels of India manages the 108-room hotel. They also manage the Mdalasini restaurant, Bashasha coffee bar, Casbah lounge bar and the swimming pool.
“With a 40 pax capacity, this addition will allow more guests to enjoy the best drinks,” added Tiwari. The resident mixologists ensure you get a taste of both local and international varieties. “Guests can also enjoy light meals and luxurious comforts right in the heart of the city,” he added.
The Heron Portico is located along Kilimani Road, about 3 KM from the city centre. About 18 KM from the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. Have you been to the Heron Portico? What is your experience?