The Nairobi apartments where tenants pay Sh230,000 a month for 1 bedroom (Photos)

The residences boast of a helipad for all your chopper/helicopter landing needs.

Riverside Pearl Apartments and Mimosa Court are some of these upscale apartments that target business or holiday travellers.

And Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts has jumped on this bandwagon with the opening of Mövenpick Hotel & Residences Nairobi, which is part of the company’s Sub Saharan expansion plans.

Located in the thriving commercial, retail and entertainment hub, Westlands, close to the city centre, diplomatic districts and 20Km from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, the upmarket property features 276 spacious rooms, suites and residences and introduces new exciting dining, leisure and events concepts to the Kenyan capital.

The one- and two-bedroom residences, which are ideal for families or long stay guests, range in size from 97sqm to 121sqm and offer a separate living room and fully-equipped kitchen.

However, these apartments do not come cheap. Aspiring residents cough up between SH210, 000- Sh230, 000 per month for a one bedroom and Sh250- Sh280,000 for the two bedroom apartments.

So why are these apartments so expensive?

Well, residents have access to hotel facilities like the gym, heated swimming pool, spa, health club and a revolving restaurant with a 360-degree view.

For those here for business, they get easy access to diplomatic districts and also an elegant 710sqm Almasi ballroom with an in-built stage and the pillar-less Hall of Africa with space to host up to 1,100 guests in theatre style. Spaces that can be ideal for not only conferences but also product launches.

In addition, residents get a bird’s-eyeview of Nairobi including Karura Forest and the Two Rivers mall from a distance. The fact that it’s located near the heart of the city (Westlands) it’s convenient for those who want to either travel or go to meetings. It’s relatively close to the airport and other facilities like malls, Hospitals and high-end schools.

If you are feeling fancy or you are just fancy there is a rooftop helipad being constructed for all your chopper landing needs.

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