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 bar is set by the recently refurbished poolside and is designed to exude the Moroccan charm from which The Heron Portico’s Swahili theme draws part of its inspiration.

Speaking when he unveiled the bar, The Heron Portico General Manager, Sanjeev Tiwari, said the opening of the Sirocco Aqua Bar would enable the hotel cater to an ever-increasing variety of customer needs. He also pointed out that the bar is part of The Heron Portico’s commitment to differentiating its service offering from other city establishments.

Chef Rrashid Ali, Martinez Fransisco and Sanjeev Tiwari
“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.

For the last 7 years the hotel has been undergoing extensive renovations to boost its competitive edge in an increasingly competitive hospitality industry, which it has been a part of since its inception in 1975. The investment has seen the hotel improve its ranking to be rated as one of the top 15 hotels in Nairobi by TripAdvisor.

Currently under the management of international hotel management chain, Sarovar Hotels of India, The Heron Portico boasts 108 rooms, the Mdalasini restaurant, Bashasha coffee bar, Casbah lounge bar and the swimming pool.

Chef Ali at the new Heron Portico Sirocco Pool Bar
“With a capacity to host 40 people, this new addition to our facilities will allow more guests to enjoy the best of local and international drinks prepared by our in-house mixologists as well as light meals by the poolside, putting them at ease and providing luxurious comforts right in the heart of the city,” added Mr. Tiwari.

The Heron Portico is located along Kilimani Road, about 3 KM from the city centre and about 18 KM from the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport.

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