Nairobi’s latest boutique hotel and lifestyle hub dusitD2 announces the appointment of a new General Manager.
Michael S. Metaxas has over 30 years’ experience in the hospitality industry, 18 of which were spent in various senior roles at InterContinental Hotels and Resorts across Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Africa. He joins the rapidly expanding Bangkok-based Dusit International from Starwood Hotels and Resorts where he managed two properties, the Westin Athens and the Arion, a Luxury Collection Hotel and Spa at the Astir Palace in Athens, Greece.
No stranger to Kenya, Mr Metaxas has actively participated in the growth of the country’s hospitality industry, and returns after a fifteen-year absence. A member of the Hotel & Catering Institutional Management Association as well as the Chaine des Rotisseurs in Thailand, Kenya and Greece; his wealth of experience and understanding of diverse cultures make him well suited to delivering an enlivening guest experience blending the brand’s hallmark of gracious Thai hospitality with Kenyan style at the dusitD2 Nairobi.
“I’m excited to join Dusit and return to Kenya to oversee the dusitD2 Nairobi,” said Mr Metaxas. “Our secure location at Riverside Drive is just minutes from the CBD and within the vibrant Westlands area. Not only can guests enjoy stylish accommodation in a chic, intimate boutique setting, they will be impressed with the excellent facilities we have to offer including world-class dining from our array of restaurants and bars, the award-winning Devarana Spa, a striking red swimming pool and state-of-the-art meeting rooms. dusitD2 Nairobi is the perfect city hotel retreat for both work and play.”