Serena Beach Hotel & Span Shanzu

This national and international award-winning project began in 1972 and continues today. Jim Archer first met with the clients, His Highness the Aga Khan and Prince Amyn Aga Khan of Tourist Promotion Services, in Kampala in the early 1960s.

Their first projects were Paraa and Kitchwamba Safari Lodges in Uganda, which were frustrated at the tender stages in 1971 by the anarchy and bloodshed in Uganda. In 1978, Jim Archer and Trevor Andrews regrouped in Nairobi, where they were then appointed for major refurbishment and extensions to the Mombasa Serena Beach Hotel.

This hotel has continued to be one of our client's flagship hotels, and Planning has been privileged to be consulted at all stages of its design and development. The existing bedrooms have been refurbished to make them twice their original size, and the Maisha spa has been designed and constructed.