The Social House

A Distinctly Novel, Unconventional Property Sets Its Mark On Nairobi

The Social House opens its doors to adventurers seeking the road less travelled.

February 18, 2020: Calling all adventurers, Nairobi residents and those from afar; the much-anticipated property, The Social House, member of the Preferred Hotel’s network is now open.

This down-to-earth, occasionally off beat but always genuine property represents a refreshingly unconventional approach to hospitality on the Kenyan scene. Whilst, The Social House can indeed be best described as a ‘hotel’ of sorts, it is more a ‘house’. A place that is as much ‘home’ for its guests

The Social House, craftsmen of thoroughly social happenings. Located in the laid-back suburbs of Lavington, The Social House represents a Melting Pot that aims to be every bit varied and stimulating, blending local and overseas guests, art and music, fashion and comedy, socialising and ‘business-ing’, festivals and farmer’s markets. All conceived and delivered in a thoroughly Nairobian way. Pull up a chair, have a sip, take a load-off or work at it.

For starters, the House offers 83 bedrooms, most with 24 square metre spaces of simplicity, style and common sense, plus 6 larger bedrooms for those who wish for a little more elbow room.

When it comes to food and drink it is a global affair with a New York-style urban grill, a Kenyan Coffee Roastery bar, a Scandinavian-styled Garden Café and a rooftop Latin fine lounging bar and restaurant – each entirely authentic in character and cuisine. Oh, The House also features the ‘Jim’, a lap pool, a garden terrace and a retail ‘wall’ offering unique gift items and select local fashion accessories.

Designed in a modern aesthetic and with an emphasis on sustainable living, The Social House effortlessly combines locally sourced fabrics and materials with internationally recognised amenities for an authentic sense of place. The House actively promotes community initiatives; and around every corner and in each nook exists a story waiting to be discovered.

1.3 Degrees From The Equator And 180 Degrees From The Ordinary

Whether for business or a lot of pleasure, The House offers a living space any guest would enjoy in the comfort of their own home as well as unique surprise touches sourced diligently by the team. The Social House is designed as an ever-changing slice of Nairobi life. Paul Kavanagh, Head of House, affirmed “There’s a sense of easiness when travellers and indeed Nairobi residents step into Our House. Here, we invite them to take the road less travelled whether by meeting new people, discovering new cultures or igniting within themselves a newfound source of inspiration; nowhere more than Nairobi, the melting pot of Africa can they journey on this road of adventure. We’re here to create that path”.

Travellers can access exclusive member rates and earn reward points through the Preferred Hotels & Resorts I Prefer Hotel Rewards program.

Detailed information about The Social House can be found via

About The Social House

An independent property that’s 1.3degrees from the equator and 180degrees from the ordinary. Designed to evoke the path less travelled in every guest, The House has 83 bedrooms. 8 event and meeting spaces (some indoors and some out). 4 restaurants and bars. An outdoor pool. A back garden. A gym. And lots and lots of events to keep things buzzing and to bring people together in Nairobi, Kenya. Visit

The Social House is a member of the Preferred Hotels & Resorts Lifestyle Collection. All guests of The Social House are eligible to enroll in the I Prefer hotel rewards program, which extends points redeemable for cash-value Reward Certificates, elite status, and special benefits such as complimentary Internet to members upon every stay at more than 700 participating Preferred Hotels & Resorts locations worldwide.

About Preferred Hotels & Resorts

Preferred Hotels & Resorts is the world’s largest independent hotel brand, representing more than 750 distinctive hotels, resorts, residences, and unique hotel groups across 85 countries. Through its five global collections, Preferred Hotels & Resorts connects discerning travellers to the singular luxury hospitality experience that meets their life and style preferences for each occasion. Every property within the portfolio maintains the high-quality standards and unparalleled service levels required by the Preferred Hotels & Resorts Integrated Quality Assurance Program. The I PreferTM hotel rewards program, Preferred ResidencesSM, Preferred FamilySM, Preferred PrideSM, and Preferred GolfTM offer valuable benefits for travellers seeking a unique experience. For more information, visit

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