Nairobi Serena’s Maisha Spa shines at World Luxury Spa Awards

We are delighted to announce and congratulate the Serena Maisha Spa at the Nairobi Serena Hotel in Kenya for being the Finalist at the World Luxury Spa Awards in the category “Best Luxury Hotel Spa”, following a year-long search for the very best spas in the world.

The World Luxury Spa Awards commend and recognise outstanding achievements in service excellence and reward those that have raised the bar within a highly competitive industry over the past year. Thousands of spa guests worldwide voted online in order to have the fairest judging process possible. To view a complete list of 2013 Winners & Finalists visit

Serena Hotels are located in some of the most exquisite and prime locations in 6 Eastern African Countries where one can experience the uniqueness, diversity of cultures and the dedication for excellence. Serena’s Maisha Health Clubs and Spas are celebrated across East Africa and Mozambique, and offer quality treatments and relaxation. Originating from the rich Coastal Swahili culture, Maisha is a Swahili word meaning “Life”. The Moorish concept with a blend of Arabic and African Culture that Serena have adopted has made Maisha one of the first establishments in Africa to belong to the respected International Spa Association, which sets standards for global compliance with Authentic Spa practices. Our spas are also the first of the East African Spas to feature the leading luxury British spa and skincare brand Elemis, and other products include Gerrad, OPI nail products and Maisha homemade blends. The Maisha Spa menu includes the ancient Ayurvedic treatment, bamboo massage and signature treatments such as Hot stone massage, Maisha Indulgence and Maisha Signature massage.

The Serena Maisha Health Clubs and Spas also offer facilities such as a gymnasium, Steam, Sauna, Jacuzzi, Plunge pool, swimming pool, changing rooms and relaxation lounge with gym activities including Aerobic classes, Yoga, Pilates, Zumba, Tae-kwondo, Spinning, Body pump and Body balance, Swimming and Aqua aerobics.

Maisha Health Clubs and Spas are currently available at the Nairobi Serena Hotel, Serena Beach Hotel & Spa, Kampala Serena Hotel, Lake Kivu Serena Hotel, Kigali Serena Hotel and Polana Serena Hotel - with a new Maisha opening soon at the Mara Serena Safari Lodge – including two duo treatment rooms, Steam, Sauna, Changing rooms and Relaxation Lounge to complement the existing luxurious safari experience ensuring an even more memorable stay.

For more details visit

Claire Roadley
Marketing & PR Manager
Ethos Marketing®
Unit 5, Field Place Estate, Byfleets Lane, Broadbridge Heath, Horsham, RH12 3PB
Tel: 44 (0)1403 243619

Ethos Marketing is the UK Sales, Marketing and PR office for luxury hotels and game lodges in Southern and East Africa.


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Ethos Marketing (established as African Ethos in April 1994) provides a highly effective marketing, PR and sales function in the UK for luxury hotels and lodges in Southern and East Africa.Ethos’ dynamic and professional team of six has developed a unique portfolio of prestigious clients, maintained by a constant quality of service and high level of commitment.Longstanding clients include The Blue Train and Garonga Safari Camp in South Africa (both clients since 1998) and Serena Hotels & Resorts in East and Southern Africa (clients since 2003).Other clients include Newmark Hotels (The V&A Hotel, Queen Victoria and Dock House - all on the Waterfront as well as La Splendida in Cape Town) as well as Motswari Private Game Reserve in the Timbavati (Greater Kruger) and Coral Lodge in Mozambique, Fancourt on The Garden Route, Majeka House in the Stellenbosch Winelands and Steenberg in Cape Town's Constantia Winelands.Ethos Marketing also represents 4 fantastic properties in KwaZulu-Natal including Fordoun Hotel & Spa, Ghost Mountain Inn, Isandlwana Lodge and Thula Thula Game Reserve. Ethos' Zulu Route gives visitors an authentic experience of all the main highlights of the province in a range of easy to book itineraries. The 10 member properties include Amakhosi Safari Lodge, Cathedral Peak Hotel, The Cavern, Fordoun Hotel & Spa, Ghost Mountain Inn, Isandlwana Lodge Pakamisa Private Game Reserve, Tembe Elephant Park, Thula Thula and Umkhumbi Lodge. Due to the rapidly growing worldwide tourism market, and the increase in the number of facilities available, it has become increasingly important for companies wishing to take advantage of this to market themselves effectively and cost efficiently on an international basis.Ethos offers the full service from regular sales calls, trade workshops and attending consumer shows to market research, marketing, public relations and media monitoring. Flexibility is key … every agreement is tailormade to suit the particular needs of a company, in line with their strategies.For more information or to access our high res image gallery visit