The iconic Outspan Hotel in Nyeri has been put up for sale.
The nearly century-old hotel facility is being sold by Knight Frank on behalf of its proprietor Aberdare Safari Hotels (ASH).
The price tag for the luxurious hotel that sits on 20 acres of well-manicured gardens bordering the River Chania has been set at a whopping Sh550 million.
It was built in 1927 and has maintained its colonial architecture until this day. Visitors enjoy magnificent views of Mount Kenya and the Aberdares.
The facility boasts of 45 guest rooms, of which 28 are standard rooms and 14 are deluxe, plus 3 separated cottages.
Its biggest selling point is Lord Baden Powell's “Paxtu” Museum, which honors the British Lieutenant-General who founded the worldwide Scout Movement and died in Nyeri.
The International Scout Association is among those interested in buying the hotel whose 99-year lease was renewed in 2011.
“We have serious interest in this venture because of the Paxtu and its significance in the scout movement, and would be keen to preserve the historical hotel. The board will be meeting to discuss the same,” International Scouts Association board member Anthony Kitonga said about the offer.