Dubai-based independent hotel management company Aleph Hospitality has taken over as the manager of the Boma Hotel franchise in Kenya -Boma Nairobi, Boma Inn Nairobi and Boma Inn Eldoret.
Last year, the National Bank of Kenya (NBK) had placed the hotels under receivership due to huge debt.
As part of the agreement, Aleph Hospitality has pledged financial support to the Kenya Red Cross, by donating a percentage of its earnings from the hotels to local charitable initiatives.
“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,” Bani Haddad, Founder and Managing Director of Aleph Hospitality said.
Boma Nairobi is located in the heart of the capital, near to both Jomo Kenyatta International Airport and Wilson Airport. It features 148 rooms and suites, a conference hall, boardroom, two F&B outlets, a gym, spa and swimming pool.
The Boma Inn Nairobi is a three-star hotel situated at the Kenya Red Cross complex. The hotel has 58 rooms, an all-day-dining restaurant and a lounge.
The Boma Inn Eldoret marks Aleph Hospitality’s first property in the Rift Valley region of Kenya. The hotel is located 15 kilometres from Eldoret International Airport. It offers 68 rooms and suites, three F&B outlets, meeting facilities, a gym, spa and a swimming pool.
Haddad added, “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.”
Dr. Abbas Gullet, founder and chairman of Red Court Hotel and former secretary-general of Kenya Red Cross said:
“We are thrilled to be working with a professional hotel management company that understands both the global hotel business and our local hospitality market.
Aleph Hospitality also operates the Best Western Plus Westlands in Nairobi. It has also been awarded the management contract for the Protea by Marriott hotel in Kisumu and a business hotel to be located in Mombasa.