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Empowering Change: Serena Hotels Partners with Behbud Association for Fundraising Fashion Show

Serena Hotels proudly partnered with the Behbud Association to host a memorable fundraising event under the banner of cultural diplomacy. The event's proceeds went directly to the Behbud Maternal and Children's Hospital, a vital institution providing comprehensive healthcare services to mothers and children, enhancing the quality of care within the community.

Serena Hotels proudly partnered with the Behbud Association to host a memorable fundraising event under the banner of cultural diplomacy. The event's proceeds went directly to the Behbud Maternal and Children's Hospital, a vital institution providing comprehensive healthcare services to mothers and children, enhancing the quality of care within the community.

The evening featured a spectacular fashion show featuring apparel by artisans from Behbud and a mesmerizing musical performance by Saakin, blending entertainment with philanthropy to make a significant impact. Fashion enthusiasts and music lovers were treated to an unforgettable experience, showcasing the stunning dresses and creations of Behbud Association's skilled artisans. This event highlighted their exceptional craftsmanship, traditional techniques, and unique designs, supporting community development and empowerment. Models on the runway helped bridge the gap between artisans and a broader audience, promoting the preservation of traditional crafts and supporting sustainable livelihoods for the workers involved.

Abida Malik, President of the Behbud Association, expressed, "Our artisans create stunning apparel that illustrates their exceptional craftsmanship and dedication to traditional techniques. These pieces are not just fashion statements but symbols of our cultural heritage. With Serena's invaluable support for our fundraising efforts, we can channel proceeds towards our hospital project, providing better healthcare facilities and supporting the overall development of our community."

Serena Hotels recognizes the importance of community development and is committed to playing its part in creating positive change. Supporting initiatives that uplift and empower communities is fundamental to our values. Serena Hotels is proud to stand behind such endeavors, working together towards a brighter future for all.

Serena Hotels Achieves Prestigious Awards for Environmental and Cultural Initiatives at the Eco Warrior Awards 2023

Serena Hotels is proud to announce that it has received a series of prestigious awards at the 2023 Eco Warrior Awards, presented by Ecotourism Kenya. These awards celebrate best practices in responsible tourism, with a focus on environmental, social, and cultural aspects. The theme of this year's awards was 'Sustainable Tourism: A Brighter Future for People, Planet, and Profit.'

Serena Hotels is proud to announce that it has received a series of prestigious awards at the 2023 Eco Warrior Awards, presented by Ecotourism Kenya. These awards celebrate best practices in responsible tourism, with a focus on environmental, social, and cultural aspects. The theme of this year's awards was 'Sustainable Tourism: A Brighter Future for People, Planet, and Profit.'

Here are the awards achieved:

Serena Beach Resort & Spa:

Serena Beach Resort & Spa, one of Serena Hotels' coastal properties, was honored with two significant awards:
1. Best Accommodation in Promoting Biodiversity Conservation:
Serena Beach Resort & Spa's dedication to preserving and promoting biodiversity conservation has been
recognized. The resort ensures that guests can experience the natural beauty of the coastal region while
safeguarding the environment.
2. Best Accommodation in Promoting Heritage and Cultural Integration:
Serena Beach Resort & Spa's commitment to preserving and celebrating the heritage and culture of the coastal communities has earned it this prestigious award. The resort offers an authentic cultural experience to its guests, enriching their understanding of the local traditions.

Mara Serena Safari Lodge
Mara Serena Safari Lodge, a fully solar powered lodge, located in the heart of the Maasai Mara, has received the esteemed accolade for:
1. Best Accommodation in Addressing Climate Change through Adaptation and Mitigation:
The lodge's dedication to sustainability is exemplified by its extensive use of solar power, which significantly reduces its carbon footprint. These outstanding efforts, combined with its commitment to climate change mitigation and adaptation, have earned the lodge well-a deserved award.


Kilaguni Serena Safari Lodge, another fully solar powered property set up in Tsavo west under the Serena Hotels portfolio, was awarded:
1. First Runner-Up in Addressing Climate Change through Adaptation and Mitigation:
Kilaguni Serena Safari Lodge's commitment to environmental conservation and climate action has earned it recognition as the first runner-up in this category.

These awards, bestowed by Ecotourism Kenya, serve as a testament to Serena Hotels' steadfast commitment to sustainability, the preservation of culture, and action against climate change. Ashish Sharma, the newly appointed CEO and Managing Director of Serena Hotels - Africa, expressed his sincere gratitude to the judges and the Executive Committee for this recognition while also appreciating the support given by the staff of Serena Hotels and all Serena guests who contribute to efforts in creating a positive global impact.

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