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The Social House Among Three New Urban Hotels In The World

Written by See Africa Today

The Social House Award

The Social House hotel in Nairobi would pass off as an ordinary establishment but it is not.

It is an entity bringing the paradigm shift in Kenya’s hospitality industry. And it is too evident to the world that National Geographic named it among the world’s top three new urban hotels.

Under the Best Urban hotel Category, The Social House also scooped the runner’s up position in the National Geographic Travellers’ annual Hotel Awards.

The Shed At The Social House in Nairobi

The Shed At The Social House in Nairobi. [Courtesy]

Nat Geo Global Travellers’ Award

Nat Geo annual awards focus on city hotels with metrics based on their design, service and ambience.

“We wanted to reward the hottest new hotels on the block — temples of slick design, stellar service and feel-good vibes that draw in the locals as much as the travellers,” officials noted.

A commentary about The Social House by the awards notes that this is no ordinary boutique hotel in the middle of the city.

“This is no ordinary African city boutique hotel, expertly dodging both colonial tropes and the corporate feel of many regional options. Instead, locals pack out our fabulous bars and restaurants, with menus ranging from Scandinavian to Peruvian-Japanese.

“Bed down in one of 83 rooms with smartphone controls, and contemporary décor”.

Bangkok’s Capella tied with The Social House while The Hoxton in Rome took the lead.

How’s The Social House’s Reaction To Nat Geo Award?

Juliet Njogu, the proprietor of the boutique hotel in Nairobi says it is a final attest to creativity and longstanding passion to rule the industry.

She says:  “This award is a culmination of the creativity and passion of all those who conceived, developed and have operated the House over the last 3 years. It’s especially gratifying that this was a global award and run by National Geographic, one of the most respected and long-lasting travel brands.

“And to be mentioned in the same breath as Hoxton and Capella – being market leaders in some of the most competitive European and Asian markets – reflects that our sights have always been benchmarked against global standards and in support of our uniquely quirky,” Njogu says.

The Social House Awards

In 2020, this prestigious city boutique hotel won the Hotel Bedroom & Suites Design category by the Society of British & International Design Awards.

Further, The Social House is Travelers’ choice award winner 202i – ranked among the top 10% of listings on TripAdvisor worldwide. And this is not all.

The Social House takes pride in nomination as Kenya’s Leading Hotel and Kenya’s Leading Boutique Hotel in the International Travel Awards.

Its Peruvian restaurant, Inca, also boasts of a nomination as Kenya’s best restaurant in the World Culinary Awards.

What’s Fascinating About The Social House?

The hotel brand name “The Social House” is a replica of a stylish home crowned by comfort and luxury. Its hallmark is in tailored services making it a king in the industry where diversity is a rule rather than an exception.

So, what is fascinating about this award-winning hotel?

Peruvian Restaurant

The food here is just more than an African affair; it is much of a global cuisine delight holding nothing back. Peruvian restaurant signatures it off with a smouldering Urban Brasserie open-fire grill, Café-bar and Coffee roaster.

Besides, the Peruvian Melting at the rooftop oozes authenticity, boldness coated in the simplicity of character and cuisine.

83 Bedrooms

The Big Bedroom at The Social House

The Big Bedroom at The Social House. [Photo/Courtesy]

With a 24 square metre space, you the magic of The Social House’s 83 bedrooms with a touch of elegance and style. Here is more! You can have a bigger space in the bedrooms if you need to. Just ask for Triple S.

Ample Space For Events

While Nairobi, events are part of the city culture. Thus, ample space to hold different events in the city in the sun is paramount. But, it is stunning what The Social House has to offer for events.

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About the author

See Africa Today

Pharis Kinyua is the editor of See Africa Today. With over seven years of experience in digital media, he has a soft spot for African tours and travel. His drive is to tell the rest of the world what Africa offers, the best accommodation facilities, national parks, culture, shopping malls and best airline deals to travel to Africa

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