Dubai-based Aleph Hospitality has inked management contracts for three hotels in Kenya, which include Boma Nairobi, Boma Inn Nairobi and Boma Inn Eldoret, all of which are owned by Red Court Hotel, a subsidiary of Kenya Red Cross Society.
Aleph Hospitality will now manage the properties and turn them into profitable assets once again. As part of the agreement, Aleph Hospitality has pledged financial support to the Kenya Red Cross and will donate a percentage of fees it earns from the hotels to local charitable initiatives.
Founder and managing director, Aleph Hospitality, Bani Haddad enthused on the development: “We are delighted to take over the management of the three Boma hotels in a deal that further strengthens our presence in Kenya. We are committed to working with the owners to turn around the fortunes of these wonderful hotels and proud to support local humanitarian projects being run by the owner through the Kenya Red Cross.”
Meanwhile, founder and chairman, Red Court Hotel, Dr. Abbas Gullet, who is the former secretary-general of Kenya Red Cross, noted: “We are thrilled to be working with a professional hotel management company that understands both the global hotel business and our local hospitality market. All profits from Boma Nairobi, Boma Inn Nairobi and Boma Inn Eldoret fund the Kenya Red Cross Society and we are confident that together we can re-establish successful hotel businesses that will help support this great cause.”
Boma Nairobi, which stands in the heart of the capital in close proximity to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport and Wilson Airport, boasts 148 rooms and suites, a conference hall, a boardroom, two F&B outlets, a gym, a spa and a swimming pool.
The three-star Boma Inn Nairobi, which stands in the Kenya Red Cross complex, is also in close proximity to both of the city’s airports and houses 58 rooms, an all-day-dining restaurant and a lounge.
Finally, Boma Inn Eldoret marks Aleph Hospitality’s inaugural property in the Rift Valley region of Kenya. The hotel is located 15 kilometres from Eldoret International Airport and offers 68 rooms and suites, three F&B outlets, meetings facilities, a gym, a spa and a swimming pool.
Haddad said: “We understand the Kenyan hospitality market exceptionally well and have seen an increase in demand for our management services during the Coronavirus pandemic, as owners in Kenya seek international expertise to help them manage costs, boost revenue and drive profits from their hotels. As a third-party management company, we are able to do this while also enabling owners to have more visibility into their operations and better flexibility with contractual terms.”
Aleph Hospitality’s Kenya portfolio includes the Best Western Plus Westlands in Nairobi. The company has also been awarded the management contract for a Protea by Marriott hotel in Kisumu and a business hotel in Mombasa.