Hilton Hotel Shuts Down Operations in Nairobi’s Central Business District Hotel After 53 Years of operation.
The renowned city hotel is closing down after over 5 decades of operations at the heart of Nairobi.
The hotel, which is owned 40.57 percent by the government, has pointed to other factors beyond Covid-19 for the planned closure after more than 50 years of operation from its location at the heart of the central business district.
“Following extensive discussions with the hotel ownership, Hilton Nairobi will close its doors for the last time on 31st December 2022 and cease operations,” a Hilton spokesperson told Business Daily.
While several luxury firms have scaled back operations or shut down stores entirely in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic, Hilton claims their closure has nothing to do with the pandemic.
“Covid-19 created unprecedented challenges for our industry. However, the decision to cease operations is not directly connected to the pandemic,” the representative said.
Hilton said it will lay off some of its staff as well as redeploy others to Hilton Nairobi Hurlingham and Hilton Garden Inn Nairobi Airport, its other outlets within the city.
“Unfortunately, the closure of the hotel will result in a retrenchment process. However, we will work with those impacted to help them find alternative employment,” said the hotel.
The Hilton Hotel which started Operations on December 17, 1969 boasts of 287 rooms; 45 twins, 185 doubles, seven suites, 22 pool rooms, and 27 executive rooms.