Mayfair Hotel in Nairobi has laid off its employees as it closes. Owned by South African hospitality group Tsogo Sun, Mayfair will cease operations in Kenya at the end of the month.
The company said that “Employee contracts have been terminated after due consultation. All staff have been provided with the necessary support aligned with the labour laws.”
The 171-room hotel has faced increased competition over the past decade as the hospitality industry has witnessed the entry of new players and expansion by established brands.
The opening of the new properties saw the available rooms hit over 20,000. New signings over the past two years spurred the growth of the number of hotels in Kenya’s pipeline with the Hotel Chain Development Pipelines in Africa 2019 report showing that another 27 hotels will soon be opened in Kenya. Advertisement
Kenya is estimated to have 68 global branded hotels, a number that is expected to increase with the current investment trend.
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