The Nairobi Hilton Hotel shut its doors on New Year’s Eve after 53 years in business.
The structure will continue, but the Central Business District of Nairobi will change as a result of its break with Hilton (CBD). Between Mama Ngina Street and City Hall Way is where you may find it.
All of the entries had been padlocked as of New Year’s Eve on Saturday.
Along with the Kenyatta International Convention Centre (KICC), Afya Center, and The National Archives, the Hilton hotel has long been a significant city landmark.
It was revealed in April of last year that the decision to shut down was affected by a number of things, not just the COVID-19 pandemic’s effects.
“Covid-19 presented our industry with hitherto unheard-of difficulties. The decision to halt operations, however, is not directly related to the epidemic, according to a hotel representative.
The founding president of Kenya, Mzee Jomo Kenyatta, gave Hilton’s official opening on December 17, 1969, when it first opened its doors in Nairobi.
When it first opened, the Hilton was Nairobi’s tallest structure and a well-liked starting point for visitors to Kenya looking for adventures in the nation’s renowned game reserves and parks. The hotel was a favorite hangout for wealthy businesspeople and tourists and promised visitors exceptional city views from its high-rise tower rooms.
It offers 287 rooms, including 27 executive rooms, 22 pool rooms, 45 twin rooms, 185 double rooms, and seven suites.