JW Marriott, part of Marriott Bonvoy’s global portfolio of 30 extraordinary hotel brands, is set to unveil the highly anticipated JW Marriott Masai Mara Lodge in April.
The first JW Marriott luxury safari lodge will sit within the Masai Mara National Reserve in southwestern Kenya, one of Africa’s most renowned wildlife and wilderness conservation regions, and will offer guests an elegant and harmonious retreat from which to discover the Reserve’s abundant wildlife and endless plains, balancing the thrill of a game drive with opportunities to switch off and relax. Embodying a holistic approach to wellbeing and enrichment, the lodge will be a luxurious haven imbued with a sense of tranquillity and connection to its environment.
The lodge’s sophisticated interiors will pay homage to the surrounding landscape drawing inspiration from the elements with soft warm tones and natural materials. In line with JW Marriott’s ethos of mindfulness and fulfilment, the lodge will be home to a number of thoughtfully designed spaces from the cosy Adventure Lounge full of books to get lost in and a space for young adults to take time for themselves, to the lodge’s cultural deck and pool deck where guests can gather and share tales of the day’s exploration before an evening of guided stargazing. At the heart of the camp is the JW Garden, a space to connect with nature and practice meditative reflection with unique seating areas. The JW Garden will provide camp chefs with home-grown, sustainable ingredients to craft personalised meals, mocktails and cocktails for each guest as well as daily event programming including live cooking and chef-led walks providing an opportunity for personal growth and liberating meaningful moments.
Capturing the essence of relaxation and rejuvenation, The Spa by JW Marriott Masai Mara Lodge will emulate the serenity of the Reserve and offer tailored experiences that nourish the mind, body and spirit. The Spa’s signature treatments will blend locally inspired techniques and therapies complimented by natural and organic products sourced from the continent’s powerful minerals, oceans, flowers, herbs, fruit, seeds and oils, by renowned African skincare brand, Healing Earth. Treatments will extend beyond body to mind and spirit with guided yoga, breath-work and sound therapy as well as a ‘Mara Celebration’ treatment using local botanicals and therapies.
Each of the lodge’s 20 private tents will provide a peaceful sanctuary complete with amenities by Rituals and Healing Earth to recharge and reset, and in room spa treatments available to order. Guests can enjoy the sunrise, reflect on the day’s exploration and star gaze by night from the tent’s private terrace overlooking the River Talek, a water source and habitat for many wildlife.
Bookings for JW Marriott Masai Mara Lodge are now open with prices from $2,500 per person, per night (all-inclusive board basis). For more information, visit www.marriott.com.