Sarova Hotels & Resorts has announced that effective 1st November 2019 it will cease management of Spirit of the Masai Mara in a mutual agreement between the lodge owners and Sarova Hotels. As such from that date, the property will no longer be a member of the Sarova Hotels Signature Collection brand.
Sarova Hotels took over management of the lodge, which is located within the Siana Conservancy in the Maasai Mara in April 2018. Spirit of the Masai Mara will continue to focus on wildlife conservation in close cooperation with the World Wildlife Fund.
“The agreement to discontinue Sarova’s management of the lodge is mutual between us and the lodge owners, the McCarthy family”, said Sarova Hotels Managing Director, Jimi Kariuki. He added that “Sarova will continue to have a strong presence in the Masai Mara Game Reserve through our tented lodge Sarova Mara Game Camp”.
Mr Kariuki at the same time confirmed that the agreement will not affect any of the current Spirit of the Masai Mara employees. Sarova employees who were deployed to Spirit of the Masai Mara will be retained by Sarova Hotels and employees of Spirit of the Masai Mara will be retained by the lodge.
Sarova Hotels, through their Central Reservations Office in Nairobi will continue to manage all bookings for the lodge up to 31st October 2019.