Dubai’s Aleph Hospitality group has signed management contracts for three Boma hotels in Kenya.
The group will now manage Boma Nairobi, Boma Inn Nairobi, and Boma Inn Eldoret hotels, which are owned by Red Court Hotel, a subsidiary of Kenya Red Cross Society.
As part of the agreement, Aleph Hospitality has pledged financial support to the Kenya Red Cross, by donating a percentage of fees it earns from the hotels to local charitable initiatives.
Boma Nairobi features 148 rooms and suites, a conference hall, boardroom, two F&B outlets, a gym, a spa, and swimming pool; Boma Inn Nairobi offers 58 rooms, an all-day-dining restaurant, and a lounge, and Boma Inn Eldoret has 68 rooms and suites, three restaurants and bars, meeting facilities, a gym, a spa and swimming pool.
Commenting on the news, Bani Haddad, founder and managing director of Aleph Hospitality said:
“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”.
“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.
“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”.