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This past Saturday, Kenyan marathoner Eliud Kipchoge made history by running a sub-2 hour marathon, clocking in at 1 hour, 59 minutes, 40.2 seconds at the INEOS 1:59 Challenge, an event set up for the attempt. This was a first for humans, and although your clients—unless it’s Kipchoge himself—won’t ever be able to even attempt that time, they do have the opportunity to run with a Kenyan marathoner at the Tribe Hotel in Nairobi.

The hotel’s Running Concierge, a Kenyan marathoner, can be a local running partner, guiding guests along the area paths, offering tips on training, or helping improve technique.

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Accommodations at the hotel.

The 135-room property, which is currently undergoing a 5-phase renovation of its guestrooms/suites; restaurant; spa; and outdoor pool that will be fully completed in July 2020, offers several other distinct features and amenities.

They include:

  • The Writing’s on the Wall – The hotel bar’s design features graffiti art by local artists
  • Art Gallery – There are more than 900 pieces of artwork located throughout the property. Featuring local artists, each piece was hand selected by the hotel’s art curator (and also the owner’s mother). Varied in style, the vision was imagined in the form of an ancient civilization with bronze statues and masks from Benin, fertility dolls from Cameroon, and a 20-ft.-tall wood carving by the late Ugandan artist, Expedito. Metal, wood, canvas, stone, clay, beads and leather are some of mediums for the works.
  • Fashion – The Tribe is host to Nairobi’s most important fashion shows for emerging designers every year—the Tribal Catwalk.
  • HERO restaurant – Built as a speakeasy with a discrete entrance and prohibition-style bar, the eatery is located at the Tribe’s sister hotel, Trademark.

Tribe is located adjacent to Kenya’s Village Market, one of East Africa’s largest shopping, recreation and entertainment destinations. The complex is home to over 150 outlets covering 210,000 square feet of retail space, and showcases an African theme with waterfalls, rivers, more than 2,000 exotic plants, and gardens.

For more information, visit tribe-hotel.com. To become a Kenya Destination Expert, visit kats.recommend.com.

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