FAIRMONT NORFOLK, an iconic hotel in Nairobi, closes indefinitely as a result of coronavirus pandemic on business.
In a memo, the Country General Manager Mehdi Morad stated that the business faces unpredictable uncertainties because of the global coronavirus pandemic.
Fairmont Norfolk also fired all its employees as the impact of the novel coronavirus unravels on the business community in Kenya.
“Due to the uncertainty of when and how the impact of the global pandemic will result in the business picking up in the future, we are left with no option but to close down the business indefinitely,” Morad stated.
“It is regrettable that our Hotels, Fairmont The Norfolk and Fairmont Safari Club have since ceased their operations as a spiral effect of the COVID-19 pandemic and the recent flooding of the Fairmont Mara Safari Club. These unprecedented natural causes have resulted in disruption of business now and in the foreseeable future,” reads the statement in part.
Other hotels that have closed their doors indefinitely are White Rhino Hotel, Sopa Lodges, Maiyan Hotel, DusitD2 Nairobi, Ole Sereni Hotels, Enashipai Resort and Spa and the Weston Hotel.