(eTN) – President Mwai Kibaki yesterday formally opened The Boma Hotel in Nairobi, which over the past few months has firmly established itself as a crowd favorite and gained instant high acclaim among its clients.
The president, who is the Patron of the Kenya Red Cross Society, has paid an earlier visit to the Red Cross headquarters next door generously allocating the society an additional parcel of land for expansion, after learning of the plans to enter the hospitality business to sustain humanitarian, relief and emergency operations with income from hotels in Nairobi and key towns across the country.
The Boma Hotel, financed entirely through a direct arrangement with Equity Bank, is the Red Cross’ first 5 star hotel, whereas the Red Court Hotel next door and the sister property already up and running in Nyeri are 4 and 3 star rated respectively. New hotel is under construction in Eldoret and more ‘Boma Inn’s’ are planned in several more key towns in Kenya, all in the 3 star range.
President Kibaki hailed the Red Cross’ operations in Kenya and was shown around the hotel and its facilities by Board members of the Red Cross and Mr. Mugo Maringa, who is the CEO of the hotel group. The president was also shown around the Red Cross Society’s operations centre, from where the staff and volunteers are directed to the scenes of accidents or to assist in general emergencies.
Congratulations to the Red Cross Society of Kenya, Mr. Mugo Maringa and his entire team on this auspicious occasion.