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Kempinski blocks building of rival hotel

Five-star hotel Villa Rosa Kempinski has stopped Chinese real estate firm Avic International from constructing a Sh9.6 billion complex in its neighbourhood along Chiromo Road in Nairobi’s Westlands.

The complex, which includes a 35-floor five-star hotel, had received the green light from a number of regulatory agencies, including the National Environment Management Authority (Nema) before Kempinski filed a petition with the environment tribunal, seeking orders against its construction.

Kempinski, which is one of Nairobi’s premier hotels, last week got an order from the Nema tribunal stopping construction of the complex until an appeal it has filed against Avic is heard and determined.

SOURCE: Business Daily