Kenyas oldest lodge in the Masai Mara, the grand old dame of the country’s safari lodges, was just awarded Luxury Lodge in the annual World Luxury Hotels Award ceremony in Croatia where winners of the 30 available categories were announced last week for 2010/11.
Rahul Sood, Group Managing Director of the Sun Africa Hotel Group was at hand to receive the award certificate and trophy which was determined through guest ratings, feedback by travel agents and tour operators and on-site visits by independent hospitality consultants. It is understood that Keekorok was amongst the properties chosen for an award from over 1.000 nominations received for consideration from around the world.
Keekorok Lodge, which over the years regularly hosted visiting state guests and VIPs from the entertainment industry and the world of sports, is also a base for balloon safaris which take off from nearby the lodge and was in fact the site of the first commercial balloon operation in Kenya back in the 1970s. Formerly owned and managed by Block Hotels the lodge is now under the ownership and management of Sun Africa Hotels, which also got the Lake Naivasha Country Club and the Lake Baringo Club in its stable and only recently opened the Sovereign Suites in the green hills of Limuru outside the city of Nairobi.