Fairmont Hotels and Resorts which owns the iconic Norfolk hotel in Nairobi, has said it is closing its hotels indefinitely and firing all the staff due to raving floods and spiral effect of the deadly coronavirus.
The hotel chain will therefore shut down Fairmont The Norfolk and Fairmont Mara Safari Club which have ceased operations.
“Due to the uncertainty of when and how the impact of the global pandemic will result in the business picking up in the near future, we are left with no option but to close down the business indefinitely,” a memo to staff signed by the Country General Manager, Mehdi Morad, said.
The company said the decision to close the business indefinitely had taken into consideration various demands by employees which, the Country General Manager said, are out of reach for the company in the prevailing circumstances.
“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,” said Morad.
Staff have been advised to collect their termination letters June 5.
“Employees will be entitled to one month’s pay in lieu of notice. You will be entitled to your pension as per the rules of the Scheme. ,” Morad told employees.