ONOMO Hotel Kigali opens iJURU lounge

On 12 December 2020 at 08:48

ONOMO Hotel Kigali has opened iJURU, a new terrace restaurant and lounge. The newly renovated outdoor venue is located alongside ONOMO’s signature infinity pool and offers a stunning panoramic view of the surrounding Kigali hills.

On Thursday, 10th December, ONOMO celebrated the opening of iJURU with a private VIP reception hosted that included a live performance by Universal Music Africa artist Andy Bumuntu, sounds by DJ Bissosso, a fashion show with designs by Touch of Rwanda.

iJURU provides an open-air trendy and chic oasis fit for private events, intimate gatherings, weddings, and other celebrations. The menu offers a variety of international fusion cuisine accompanied by an array of expertly-blended cocktails that showcase the flavors of Africa and beyond.

The name, iJURU translates to heaven in Kinyarwanda and was selected from a social media contest. ONOMO Hotel prides itself in integrating the local culture into the design and feel of each of its properties. In order to ensure that Rwandan culture was reflected in every aspect of iJURU, ONOMO Hotel launched a social media contest for Kinyarwanda names that would be fitting for the new exciting space. Didier Kananura, the lucky winner submitted the name iJURU which adequately captured the elevated view and feeling of the terrace.

In addition to the unveiling of iJURU, ONOMO Hotel is celebrating the launch of their new partnership with Universal Music Africa (UMA). The partnership is their latest addition to ONOMO AFRICA’S FINEST, an initiative established to promote and support the finest talent Africa has to offer in art, music, cuisine and fashion. The Africa’s Finest Live Concert Series will showcase African talent and artistry with live music performances by UMA artists at its properties across the continent.

Commenting on the launch, the General Manager of ONOMO Hotel Kigali, Emile Nizey said: “iJURU represents the brand and feel of ONOMO. It brings Africa’s finest alive in the food, the event space it provides for art and performances, its stunning view of Kigali, and in the name itself. We are very enthusiastic about the opportunity to bring a new look and feel to Kigali’s dining and event venue scene.”

Located in Kigali’s upscale Kiyovu valley, ONOMO Hotel Kigali features 109 modern guest rooms, including ten suites with separate lounge areas and kitchenettes.

Equipped with superior COVID-19 safety and sanitization practices, ONOMO Hotel recently received the prestigious SafeGuard Hygiene Excellence and Safety Label certification from Bureau Veritas, the world leader in testing, inspection, and certification services. The Safeguard label certifies that ONOMO Hotel is in compliance with the global standards set forth by Bureau Veritas’ health, safety and hygiene experts for employees and guests.

With Rwanda’s borders open for travel and domestic tourism fully underway, ONOMO Hotel Kigali is open for dining-in, events, and guest stays. To encourage domestic tourism, ONOMO Hotel is offering staycation promotions for East African residents to enjoy overnight stays at a discounted rate of $150 per night. ONOMO Hotel invites guests and visitors to escape the hustle and bustle of Kigali with the laid back intimate vibes of iJURU. The rooftop restaurant and lounge is open seven days a week to the public 07:00-22:00.

Andy Bumuntu on stage.
The newly renovated outdoor venue is located alongside ONOMO’s signature infinity pool.