Sarova Hotels and 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.
This means that the property will no longer be a member of the Sarova Hotels Signature Collection brand, a statement from Sarova read read in part.
“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.” he said.
Spirit of the Masai Mara whose management had been taken over by Sarova Hotels in April 2018, will continue to focus on wildlife conservation in close cooperation with the World Wildlife Fund.