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Sarova Group of Hotels reaps from growing spa tourism

By Philip Mwakio | March 17th 2014
By Philip Mwakio | March 17th 2014

By Philip Mwakio

Kenya: One of Kenya’s largest hotel chains, the Sarova Group of Hotels is reaping benefits accruing from the growing trend in spa tourism.

 According to the Group’s Tulia Spa Manager, Grace Ogolla, Sarova Group of Hotels has established wellness spas within all its units in the country with the largest spa being at its Coast based Sarova Whitesands Beach Resort & Spa.

Sarova Group other units includes its flagship hotel, The Sarova Stanley in Nairobi, Sarova Panafric also in the capital city.

Game reserve

Other units are Sarova Taita Hills and Salt Lick Lodges, Sarova Lion Hill, Sarova Shaba and Sarova Mara located in the world famous Maasai Mara game reserve.

The Sarova Tulia Spa therapy services include western and oriental therapies like the hot stone that creates a harmonising and soothing effect on ones body.

Others are aromatherapy, skin detox body wraps, skin detox full body treatment and Ayurveda treatments among others. Wellness Tourism sector is growing at a phenomenal pace of 9 per cent annually, compared to the travel and tourism industry’s 6 per cent.

 In efforts to tap into Wellness tourism, Spa Networking Association of Africa, which Sarova Group is, a member is set to meet for the first time in Mombasa.

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