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Founded under the amalgamate of Marriot International and Starwood Hotels and Resorts, Four Points is the first airport hotel of its kind in the East Africa region and the only one in the world that neighbors the Nairobi National Park. It conveniently seats next to the biggest international airport in Nairobi and offers world class experience for the modern business traveller.

Opened late last year, Four Points by Sheraton Hotel is the answer to the emerging trend of business tourism in Nairobi that has seen a rapid growth of MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Exhibitions) in the last couple of years.

The Hotel popularly known for its best brewed beers in the city’s nightlife, has remarkably lived up to its owners’ reputation, boasting of 175 rooms on five floors including a paraplegic room, a business center, cabin crew area, outdoor and indoor conference facilities, a rooftop pool bar and restaurant, a main restaurant and spa and gym.

The minimalist décor is adopted from the book of contemporary art meets French living obvious by the urban wooden finishing and pieces of art hanging on the walls. The green wall stole away the fascination covering all floors the wall is made up of green flora patches that pays homage to the watching eye of the Nairobi National Park just right opposite the Hotel.

OLAKIRA SPA

I call it a little piece of heaven in the sky. Located at the fifth and last floor of the hotel, the spa provides a peaceful haven for a proper healing of the mind and body. It offers a great variety of treatments, facials and spa packages am yet to see somewhere else at the same pocket-friendly prices.

Here are our favorite packages:

On the Move: This is it for the all-time massage lover! The package includes a full back rub that alleviates the pain and soothes the back muscles for a back relief and finishes off with a flash mani, leaving you geared up for the next adventure.

Healing: This package makes a point to heal your mind and body by stimulating blood flow and nutrients as it relaxes your mind.

Jet lag away: Just right after your flight the airport hotel is ready to relieve you and re-energize your body off jet lags.

Olkaria ritual: This 160-minute massage is the total package, a head-toe aromatherapy massage with your choice of essential oils and a personalized facial to finish it off.

MARKETPLACE

After the relaxing rendezvous at the Olkaria it is meal time at the Marketplace, the main restaurant on the ground floor. In an open-air style structure the Marketplace opens to a tabled garden right outside for both in-house guests and work-in clients.

The meals from all over the continent ranges from spicy sumptuous Indian/Asian meals to American inspired dishes and of course a taste of local/continental mouth-watering delicious meals served in buffet style. This is a one-stop shop for the foodie on the move.

Tazama Rooftop Bar and Restaurant

The fifth floor best option for your meals is the Tazama bar and restaurant where you savor your delicacies with the picturesque view of the airport runway on one side and the National Park on the other! The scenic view of the Park that is home to giraffes and zebras could also be enjoyed in the heated pool which operates till dusk.

Starwood Preferred Guests Points (SPG)

The Four Points by Sheraton is Starwood Hotels and Resorts owned which is a subsidiary of the Marriot International (MAR). Earn points for every booking from the airport hotel and redeem them on any other Starwood site. Recently, on the 17th of April MAR announced a revamped loyalty program for its three major hotel brands namely: Starwood, Marriot and Ritz-Carlton members. The three brands are separately effective in that you earn Starwood points at Starwood and can only book at Starwood and/or otherwise. However, Marriott provided the opportunity to link Marriott Rewards and Starwood accounts, and swap points between them at a ratio of 1:3 Starwood to Marriott. Similarly, by linking accounts, your elite status at one chain would be reciprocated at the other. When members combine accounts in August, any outstanding Starwood balances will be tripled to reflect the new valuation, and members will earn points at a rate of 10 points/dollar spent at participating hotels. Currently, non-elite SPG members earn two points/dollar, while non-elite Marriott members earn 10 points/dollar at most of its hotel brands. Marriott claims that members will earn an average of 20% more points for every dollar spent.

Marriott also announced an expansion of the "Moments" experiential platform, through which members can spend points on various unique experiences, such as classes with master chefs, backstage tours at concerts, or even — potentially — the chance to throw out the first pitch at a World Series game.

The unified benefits also see standardization in how to earn elite status. Silver status will be available after staying 10 nights; Gold after 25 nights; Platinum after 50; and Platinum Premier after 75 nights stayed per calendar year.

Planning on visiting Nairobi and explore its wonders or want to discover more of your city as your children watch the planes take off in the comfort of your room? Four Points by Sheraton is the place you want to be for a travel invention delivered in style and professional service.