Iconic Nairobi hotel to close down after 5 decades of operation

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The historic Hilton Hotel, located in Nairobi's Central Business District (CBD), is going to be shut down after 53 years in the country.

The famed hotel, which the government owns 40.57 percent, announced on Wednesday that it will not leave Kenya and will continue to operate its other brands there.

“Following extensive discussions with the hotel ownership, Hilton Nairobi will close its doors for the last time on December 31, 2022, and cease operations,” a Hilton spokesperson told a local newspaper.

“Following extensive discussions with the hotel ownership, Hilton Nairobi will close its doors for the last time on December 31, 2022, and cease operations,” a Hilton spokesperson told a local newspaper.

A number of employees are expected to be laid off following the hotel’s closure.

The hotel boasts of 287 rooms; 45 twins, 185 doubles, seven suites, 22 pool rooms, and 27 executive rooms.

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