Dining in a rotating ‘rooftop’

The View Restaurant

The redesigned interior of The View Restaurant inside the Movenpick Hotel in Nairobi. 

Photo credit: Pool

What you need to know:

  • As we arrived, the lift doors opened to a wonderful panorama, and we were led to a table by the circle of windows that wraps around the restaurant.
  • On the way, I stepped off a polished wooden floor onto the plush surrounding carpet, and suddenly felt a bit unsteady.

I remember landing in Thailand for the first time eight years ago. I was fresh out of university, and it was the beginning of an incredible two-month backpacking trip around South East Asia. I’d explored big cities before, but I couldn’t help feeling overwhelmed as I sped across Bangkok’s famous expressway in a taxi towards an unfamiliar, towering metropolis.


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