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Which hotel was a favorite destination of Clark Gable, Ava Gardner, Grace Kelly, and Gregory Peck?

If you guessed Sarova Stanley (1902) in Nairobi, Kenya you guessed correctly!

Since its construction in 1902 when Nairobi was nothing more than a remote railway depot built in a brackish African swamp, the Sarova Stanley flourished into an enduring legacy offering elegant accommodations that provided a level of sophisticated comfort that was uncommon in the early 1900s and is unmatched today. The timeless elegance and precious comfort offered at this hotel also enchanted classic Hollywood stars such as Clark Gable, Ava Gardner, Grace Kelly, and Gregory Peck. In recent times, the charm and elegance of this treasured hotel has seen international celebrities stroll past its discriminating walls, including Isabella Rossellini, Barbara Streisand, and Sean Connery. As the country’s premiere luxury hotel, Sarova Stanley has played host to royal safaris and a long line of living legends, including the American writer Ernest Hemingway, who recuperated for several weeks in his hotel guestroom after a serious illness. It was during these convalescent weeks that Hemingway penned themes for stories that most likely introduced the Swahili word “safari” to the English language, and several of which mention the Stanley.

Learn more about Sarova Stanley and book your next stay.

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