Valentine’s Day will be here with us in less than 9 days and a luxury hotel in Kenya’s capital Nairobi, Villa Rosa Kempinski has spiced up its Valentine’s Day offer with an outlandish KSh5.4 million($53,000) three-day pampered stay in its presidential suite, dubbed ‘50 Shades of Valentines’.
The hotel got people talking in 2015 with a KSh2.34 million($23,000) ‘Night of Diamonds’ offer for the presidential suite and a Sh1.44 million mini presidential suite package,
The management says this year’s offer and pricing is informed by growing demand for luxury gifts on the day of love.
“It is not about the money, I think for many people it’s about appreciation of a good experience. Those who buy these packages know exactly how they want to treat their loved ones on a special day and are willing to go all out on luxury,” said Manish Nambiar, the general manager.
The 50-hour package is made up of a limousines convoy pick up of the guest from location of choice, champagne, two nights stay in the presidential suite, a sky city and Mara excursion and a special spa session at the Olare Mara Kempinski.
There is also a custom made set of diamond jewellery for the lady and white diamond cuff links for the gentleman all valued at approximately Sh1.4 million.
The couple will also enjoy a game drive and sundowner in the Mara before taking a helicopter back to Nairobi for a six- course meal on the hotel’s rooftop and a private dining experience in the ballroom.
Villa Rosa Kempinski on Thursday said the offer, which is available for purchase beginning Friday, had attracted six contenders by Wednesday – all of them Kenyans.
“A number of clients have expressed interest in the offer. Most came to know of it when they called to ask what we have for this year’s Valentines,” said Mr Nambiar.
Villa Rosa is not the only outfit that is offering multi-million shilling Valentine’s Day packages this year. The Giraffe Ark Game Lodge on the slopes of Mount Kenya is offering deep-pocketed patrons a ‘Night of 1,000 Dreams’ package worth Sh1.2 million($11,765), which comes with a complementary seven days guaranteed holiday every year for the next 99 years.
The lodge will host a couple in its presidential suite for two nights, offering limo rides, a personal chef and personalised spa treatment.
The $5 million (KSh500 million) hotel, which opened its doors to the public last year is owned by Simba Corporation, which also owns Villa Rosa Kempinski and Olare Mara Kempinski.