LMS Guest House & Conference Centre is a Seventh-day Adventist Church Institution run by East Kenya Union Conference. Its inauguration was done by Elder Robert S. Folkenberg the then President of General Conference on May 12th, 1998 as a training facility for literature evangelists. This initial objective is reflected in the initials ‘LMS’ standing for Literature Ministry Seminary. The Centre has since grown to be an institution of choice for both Adventists and Non Adventists a like. At the time of inauguration, the institution had 39 accommodation rooms, 4 conference halls and 2 lounges. The facility has since extended to a new block we call South Wing with 16 more rooms and a large conference hall that can hold up to 200 pax! The South wing was opened on November 25th, 2007 by Pr Peter Mbwana, the then East Central Africa Division President and current vice president of the General Conference.
LMS Guest House & Conference Centre is now a reputable Christian facility specialized in serene Accommodation, Vegetarian foods and Conferencing services. The facility offers outside catering to those clients who prefer to be served at their own location away from the Guest House. LMS Guest House & Conference Centre is situated within Nairobi Central Business District along Jakaya Kikwete Road, off Kenyatta Avenue. The close proximity to major international meeting destinations like Kenyatta International Convention Centre makes this facility a preferred choice for accommodation related services for both local and international clients attending meetings in town.
Mission and vision statements
LMS Guest House & Conference Centre was established with a mission to promote quality accommodation and conference services with healthy diets in a homely Christian environment for rest, prayer, relaxation, training and friendly interactions. In our vision, we endeavor to be a Guest House that is well known and patronized by both local and international clientele due to commitment to quality services.
We assure our clients of comfort when it comes to serene accommodation. We have so far seven categories of rooms: Standard, Twin, Deluxe, Self-Catering, Executive, Superior and Family rooms. We have 55 rooms with bed capacity of over 120 persons. All rooms are self-contained with warm showers. The guests can have their laundry done by our courteous laundry attendants operating within the establishment. All rooms are fitted with TV sets tuned to several local and international channels including Hope Channel Kenya and DSTV for sport lovers.
At the LMS Guest House, guests are able to access high speed internet connection through WIFI and Local Area Network (LAN). The internet connection can be accessed in rooms, conference halls, restaurants and around the premises.
The Guest House operates 2 restaurants. The restaurants are well known for elaborate vegetarian food varieties. Part of our clientele includes patients who have been referred to us by dietitians. Our chefs are highly experienced in preparing juices and cocktails using natural fruits.
Our security arrangement is superb. Nairobi area Police Station headquarters is a stone throw away. Every corner of the Guest House is covered with 24-hour CCTV surveillance. At the gate, guests are met with friendly security checks before being ushered into the check-in lobby to a waiting receptionist. Accommodation room doors are fitted with anti-burglary security locks.
We have conference 6 halls in total with the capacity range of 5 to 200 pax. Guests who prefer outdoor consultations can comfortably meet under tents in our garden. Our largest hall is Simba with a sitting capacity of up to 200 pax! The hall is fitted with inbuilt sound system with a strong WIFI and LAN internet signals. The LCD projector, additional sound system equipment and other ICT components are readily available for hire.
We are pleased to report that we have in the past served high ranking personalities including our General conference senior officers, foreign ministers, ambassadors, diplomats, lawyers, doctors, researchers, tourists, and business people from local and international markets. Credible organizations, NGOs, agents and companies have always found LMS to be calm environment for meetings and relaxation. Our clientele have always rated highly our services making us continue enjoying loyalty from repeated guests. Competitive rates offered do not deter us from maintaining the quality of our products and services.
LMS Guest House is an East Kenya Union Conference institution. So far 4 Business Managers have had a chance to serve at the Guest House since the inception. Bro Paul Kimwomi was the first in late 90s followed by Joseph Keino, Brown Kitur and the current General Manager, Bro Babu Jared Alfred. The General Manager is the chair for internal administration committee made up of heads of departments namely; Accounts, Housekeeping, Front Office, Kitchen & Food service and Marketing. Our staffs are highly trained in their specialties and each year the management arranges refresher courses to keep them updated with emerging innovations in the hospitality industry. The Guest House has a total of 47 staffs.