Tribe Hotel

Rooms 137   Architecture   Interior Design Les Harbottle
The Original Shamim Ehsani

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Rooms
137
Architecture

Interior
Design Les Harbottle
The Original Shamim Ehsani

Architecture

UNDER AFRICAN SKIES

Closer up, there’s a low-level entrance leading straight inside, where the hotel further separates itself from Kenya’s more traditional luxury hotels. There is also a soaring atrium, which shoots four floors up past curved, comfy armchairs and a series of sand-colored walls that convene at unexpected intervals. Granite, slate, and marble help to temper the warm African tones, and right angles are almost nonexistent. There’s even a granite table submerged in the heated pool, which those on business can use for alfresco meetings.

Interior Design

Les Harbottle

Carefully crafted gourds, figurines, and artwork from all over Africa stare back from tables, walls, and crannies around the hotel, providing unexpected moments of beauty and giving the hotel a distinctive, African voice. Working with Les Harbottle of design firm Plan One, Tribe owner and all-around visionary Shamim Ehsani managed to incorporate illuminated pendants and table lamps, throwing layers of light across the public spaces.