Perhaps a new trend was started when the owners of the Yaya Towers in the Kilimani / Hurlingham area of Nairobi decided to move from their hitherto proven concept of letting out apartments and residences to a proper hotel operation.
The residences require, according to the respective regulations, at least a one-month lease or occupancy to be let out, making it impossible to use such spaces for just a night or a few days like ordinary hotel suites or hotel rooms.
After researching the market and finding that demand existed for much shorter-term stays in their luxurious apartments, the owners of Yaya then decided to attain all the required hotel licenses and have with immediate effect and begin to offer as many as 70 apartments, with sizes between 1,000 and over 3,000 square feet, for guests seeking something different for a night or a few as an alternative to a standard hotel room.
All the suites and apartments are fully fitted with luxury amenities to make guests feel at home, with a separate bedroom, as well as working and living spaces in the larger apartments. Satellite television, high-speed Internet connection, 24-hour reception service, ample parking, business services, and full laundry services are just a few of the conveniences Yaya Hotel provides for guests. Additionally, security and surveillance systems are on site – Yaya Towers operates over 100 CCTV cameras throughout the complex – ensuring guests’ safety and peace of mind at all times, not only at the hotel but also the parking garage and the extended shopping center attached to Yaya Hotel.