PRESIDENT KIBAKI OPENS THE NEW 5 STAR BOMA HOTEL
(Picture courtesy of The Boma Hotel / Kenya Red Cross Society)
President Mwai Kibaki yesterday formally opened The Boma Hotel in Nairobi, which over the past few months has firmly established itself as a crowd favourite and gained instant high acclaim among its clientele.
The president is the Patron of the Kenya Red Cross Society and had at an earlier visit to the Red Cross headquarters next door generously allocated the society a further plot 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. A new hotel is under construction in Eldoret already and more ‘Boma Inn’s’ are planned in several more key towns in Kenya, all according to information at hand in the 3 star range.
President Kibaki hailed the Red Cross’ operations in Kenya and was, after cutting the tape and a ceremonial cake 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 afterwards also shown around the Red Cross Society’s operations centre, from where 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.