Fairmont Hotel Closes Down In Kenya, Fires All Employees


Fairmont hotels and resorts business has shut down its businesses, and consequently fired all its workers.

Fairmont the Norfolk and Fairmont Mara Safari Cub have since ceased their operations as a spiral effect of the COVID-19 pandemic and the recent flooding of Fairmont Mara Safari Club.

“Due to the uncertainty of when and how the impact of the global pandemic will result in the business picking up soon, we are left with no option but to close down the business indefinitely,” said Mehdi Morad, Country General Manager.

“It is, therefore, the decision of the management to terminate the services of all its employees due to “frustration” by way of mutual separation and taking into account the loyalty and dedication the employees have put into the success of our company in the previous years,” Morad said.

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The hotel said the employees will be entitled to one month’s pay instead of notice and also access pension benefits as per the rules of the scheme.

Following the Corona press statement dated March 22, 2020 issued by the National Emergency Response Committee under the directive of the Ministry of Health and the Government of Kenya, every Kenyan has since been instructed to stay at home to contain the virus from spreading.

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