Hemingways taps ex-Fairmont boss to be new GM

Kimenyi joins the hotel from The Fairmont Mt Kenya Safari Club after an illustrious 30 years career at the helm of Fairmont The Norfolk

Hemingways Collection has named Richard Kimenyi as the new General Manager for Hemingways Nairobi.  In his new role, Kimenyi will be responsible for all operations of the 45-suite boutique hotel.

Nestled between the Nairobi National Park and the foot of the Ngong Hills, Hemingways Nairobi is an exclusive luxury boutique hotel located in the peaceful suburb of Karen. It is a member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World that comprises 520 hotels in more than 70 countries.

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 Announcing the appointment, Hemingways Collection Chief Executive Officer Alastair Addison said: “We are delighted to welcome Richard to the Hemingways Collection team. His extensive experience in the luxury hotel industry makes him a great fit for this role. Richard joins us at an exciting time for our business and the tourism industry in Kenya.”

Kimenyi joins the hotel from The Fairmont Mt Kenya Safari Club after an illustrious 30 years career at the helm of Fairmont The Norfolk.

“I am excited to be joining Hemingways Nairobi. The hotel offers remarkable 5-Star quality hospitality and I am looking forward to working with such a diligent and enthusiastic team to elevate our guests’   experience in business, leisure, gastronomy and conferencing,” said Kimenyi.

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