The Palacina Design team is lead by hoteliers Paulina Raguz Macksoud and Nathalie Raguz Fusillo, who have won international renown for their work on global projects and developed Palacina into the leading design firm in the region. With training from Cornell University and extensive hospitality design experience, both within the Palacina hotel range and for external clients, Paulina and Nathalie bring their passion, flair and eye for detail to every project. Their award-winning work has been featured in Elle Décor, Architectural Digest, Condé Nast Traveller and House & Garden, amongst others.

Bringing a unique style forged by international inspirations and the many influences in East Africa, our team can handle projects ranging from hotels with hundreds of rooms to prominent corporate headquarters and premium private homes. We listen to our clients and carefully analyse their needs and expectations, always providing our honest analysis. Our creative style ranges from contemporary to traditional, driven by client inspiration and our professional opinions. With our team of dedicated tailors, upholsterers, painters, welders and carpenters, we assure our clients that their projects will be completed on schedule and to our exacting standards.

Hospitality Portfolio

Baraza Resort & Spa
Palacina Residence & Suites
Zawadi Hotel
506 On The River
The Palms Zanzibar
Palacina Berlin
The Emakoko
Breezes Beach Club
Mutara Camp
Mount Kenya Wildlife Estate
Residential Portfolio

Stately Nairobi Manor
Gitanga Duplexes
Classic Karen Home
Elegant Nairobi Apartment
Natural Green Room
Warm Runda Estate
Commercial Portfolio

Hillcrest Secondary School 6th Form Centre
Karen Country Club
Private Firm
Hillcrest International Schools Library