Luxury hotel group Hemingways on Tuesday reopened its Nairobi and Watu Properties after a two-month break forced by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The re-opening followed fulfillment of protocols laid down by the government.
“The COVID-19 preventative measures we have adopted in our properties go above and beyond the minimum government standards to offer complete comfort and security to our guests while ensuring the unique experience of staying at Hemingways Collection is retained,” said Hemingways Collection Group CEO Alastair Addison.
“As a group, we are positive that Hemingways Nairobi’s and Watamu’s re-opening will be a breath of fresh air within the hospitality industry considering how hard we have been hit as a sector and a positive in charting our path to recovery. We know it won’t be easy but we are delighted to, once again, be welcoming guests.” he added.
Hemingways, Ol Seki Mara property will however remain shut but preparations to reopen the facility are underway.
Hemingways first shut down operations in Nairobi and at Ol Seki Mara at the end of March due to the pandemic before deciding to close its property in Watamu later.
Hemingways however is yet to declare redundancies instead opting to keep its 400 members of staff on board.
Meanwhile, the hospitality sector continues to struggle with more hotels expressing the inability to maintain staff.