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Mombasa based Mnarani Club to get Sh160 million facelift

South African investors will invest US $ 2 million (Sh 160 million) in Mnarani Club in Kilifi to elevate the hotel into a world class status.

They plan to increase the number of rooms from 84 to 248 by July this year.

Douglas Knowles Jackson, chief executive, Africa Vacation Club (AVC), a Pretoria based firm said that his company is already eyeing other investment oppurtinities in Kenya. This includes: Watamu in the North Coast and Diani in the South Coast.

AVC took over the prestigious creek top club and launched the timeshare concept for the first time in Kenya and Eastern Africa.

Timeshare Institute of Southern Africa Executive Director Mr. John Meyer says the club chose to invest in Kenya because they want to give their members they best.

"Kenya is a wonderful world class tourist destination but we did not have a resort for our members here. That's why we took up this wonderful resort to give our members the best destination", said Meyer.

He said tourism in thriving in South Africa and the club wanted to expand its services to members and expose Kenya to the South African clientele.

"We want South African tourists to come to Kenya. We want to market Kenya to our members through our resorts", he said.

The timeshare concept requires hotel guests to pay membership for access to services. The deal with Mnarani will see the club linked with AVC under the banner of the

Leading Resorts of the World (LRW). This will give its members access to 188 clubs from which they can choose to take an annual holidays around the world.

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