Project overview

The Social House, Nairobi, Kenya

Key facts

Project Name: The Social House 
Location: Nairobi, Kenya
Date: 2020 
Size: 47,362sqft / 4,400m2 
Scope: New Build Hotel; Full Interior Design
Client: Lavington Hotel Ltd


Nairobi’s hotel scene has been consistently growing, but very few of its hotels have created spaces or experiences that are authentic, innovative or reflective of its diverse population. Understanding this background was a fundamental framework to Areen’s design of The Social House in Nairobi and is evident from the moments guests enter its ‘The Living Room’.

Having worked with 2 previous designers that did not meet her vision, our client approached us with the challenge of creating a different kind of hotel; one that would appeal to Kenyans from many different walks, and that would feel different and yet familiar each time they came back. A hotel that wouldn’t be seen as a hotel, but as a collection of authentic, intriguing and evolving living spaces. This vision presented a unique opportunity for Areen and also the chance to explore a very different brand.

  • 83 Keys
  • Lobby
  • Lounge Cafe
  • Grill Restaurant
  • Japarovian Rooftop Bar/Restaurant
  • Multifunctional Event Space
  • Outdoor Swimming Pools & Terrace