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InterContinental Hotel considering permanent closure in Kenya, issues redundancy notice

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The InterContinental Hotels has sent a notice of intention to declare redundancy to all staff within 45 days.

This is after the management of the hotel said that it is considering a permanent closure and winding up its operations in Kenya.

The 51-year-old hotel has set up communication channels to receive and address any concerns from the staffers in relation to the redundancy process.

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“In line with section 40 (1) (b) of the Employment Act, 2007 we hereby give you 45 days’ notice of the hotel’s intention to declare your pasition redundant,” read part of the memo sent to one of the staffers.

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The hotel has been cagey as to why it is winding up its operation in Kenya, but the memo said it was “for operational reasons”.

In 2019, there was a plan to auction the hotel over unpaid debts.

It is believed that the luxurious hotel owes a debt of Sh700 million.

The hospitality industry has been one of the most hit by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, with Fairmont the Norfolk hotel closing down indefinitely in May 2020.

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