The renowned 53-year-old Hilton hotel in Nairobi will close its doors forever on December 31, underscoring the difficulties facing the hospitality sector in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak, according to the Kenyan government.
A spokeswoman for the hotel informed Capital Business that the hotel’s ownership had discussed the possibility of closing the establishment and had decided to do so. According to the spokeswoman, “COVID-19 is an abbreviation for COVID-19.
Although the epidemic has presented obstacles for our sector, the decision to halt operations is not directly related to the pandemic.”
The hotel contains 287 rooms, comprising 45 twins, 185 doubles, and seven suites. The hotel has a total of 287 rooms. There are also 22 pool rooms and 27 executive rooms available.
A number of employees will be transferred to other Hilton properties in Nairobi, including the Hilton Nairobi Hurlingham and the Hilton Garden Inn Nairobi Airport, according to the hotel’s announcement. The Hilton is a five-star hotel located in the heart of the city.
The Hilton Hotel is owned by the Group of Hotels, which has a 59.42 percent stake via International Hotels Limited, with the remaining stake held by the Kenya Tourist Development Corporation.