It’s hard to believe that the current Karisimbi Hotel was a mere restaurant until 2014 when it turned into a three-star hotel that is named after the highest mountain in Rwanda.
Located in the cool shades of Kiyovu in the heart of Kigali, Karisimbi Hotel became home of delectable delicacies, since then, offering local and word-class cuisines in its Resto-Bar in addition to guest luxury and conference rooms as well as outside catering services.
Alexis VUNINGOMA, the Managing Director of Karisimbi Hotel, says the hotel has thrived over the last three years and is now expanding to double accommodation facilities, increase conference facilities and provide new leisure-oriented services by 2018.
He noted that all this could not be possible if it was not for the good governance and the conducive business environment in Rwanda. “Without peace, good governance and friendly business environment, we could not have achieved these great milestones”. “My success dates back to the year 2001 when I stopped working for other hoteliers Ihad served for long.
I was encouraged by a good business environment that was created by the leadership of President Paul Kagame, and then I decided to open a restaurant which turned into this Karisimbi Hotel in 2010 and officially opened in 2014. I attribute my success to good leadership that provided security and created good business environment,” he said. Karisimbi Hotel currently offers 20 guest luxury rooms varying from Executive room double occupancy, Executive room single occupancy, deluxe double occupancy, deluxe single occupancy, standard single occupancy and twin bed room.
The main facilities also include Chateaubriand Restaurant, swimming pool, 24-hour Specialty Coffee Shop and Galaxy Bar. The hotel also offers spacious car park, doctor on call, laundry and drycleaning, car rental and acceptance of credit cards, among others. Karisimbi Hotel puts clients first and strives to deliver the best services to satisfy even the insatiable appetites, according to VUNINGOMA.