End Of Era: Several workers to lose their jobs as Iconic Hilton Hotel is Shutting down After 53 years of operation
Bad news engulfs several employers of the iconic Hilton hotel after it has been revealed that the premise is to be shut down after 53 years of operation.
The hotel is one of the largest in the country and in Nairobi city with 40.57 per cent shares owned by the government.
It started operations in Nairobi on December 17, 1969, and was officially opened by Kenya’s founding President Mzee Jomo Kenyatta.
Iconic city hotel, The Hilton, will close its doors indefinitely in December after operating for over five decades in the heart of Kenya’s Central Business District.
Its closure will lead to laying off an unspecified number of workers, underlining the troubles of hotels in the wake of the Covid-19 travel slump and other factors beyond the pandemic.
Yesterday, on Wednesday the renowned hotel said it will not quit Kenya and will continue to operate its other brands in the country.
At inception, Hilton was the tallest building in Nairobi and a popular base for tourists to Kenya seeking adventures in the country’s famed game parks and reserves.
The hotel promised tourists unique city views from its high-rise tower rooms and was a popular hangout for wealthy businessmen and tourists.
The hotel has 287 rooms, 45 twins, 185 doubles, seven suites, 22 pool rooms and 27 executive rooms.