More Than 15 Years

Enriching businesses, empowering communities and elevating the planet

Incorporated in Nairobi, Kenya in May, 2007 Hospitality Associates International has Kenyan roots and an African soul. Since its inception 14 years ago the firm has emerged as one of the leading providers of hospitality solutions and transaction advisory services in Africa. Having diversified its services across all hospitality disciplines and varied verticals.

Our service offering has evolved into a portfolio that includes; asset management, project management, capital sourcing, acquisitions, underwriting & analysis, special servicing, development advisory, conversions, training & development, destination management, sales & marketing, brand positioning, appraisal & valuation, feasibilities studies and food & beverage concepts.

We have also established subsidiaries in wellness, adventure sports, executive search, destination management, restaurants, fintech, food delivery, hotel PMS, publishing, contract cleaning and hotels.

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May 2007

HAI Founded

Hospitality Associates International Incorporated in Nairobi, Kenya

August 2007

Nairobi Office opened

Our first offices were located at New Rehema House, along Rhapta Road, Westlands.


January 2008

Inaugural Hotel Project

Signed up our first large client for a hotel renovation project in Arusha Tanzania

April 2008

Hotels Africa

Published our Inaugural issue of Hotels Africa Journal, as a source of hospitality news and best practice for owners, management, developers, lenders, brands and asset managers


February 2010

AHLEI representation

Appointed as exclusive representatives of the American Hotel and Lodging Education Institute’s in East Africa. Tasked with distribution of their education resources as well as promoting their long distance and online education programs

March 2010

Igongo Country Hotel

Commissioned as Lead Consultants on a 4-star resort development in South Western Uganda. Comprising of luxury cottages, conference facilities, Wellness Centre and museum


March 2013

Hotel Valuation Services

Following our certification from Penn State University on Hotel Appraisal and valuation in 2012, we subsequently launched hotel valuation services in 2013.

July 2013

Acquisition & merger Transaction

We were involved in the largest hotel acquisition transaction in Africa in 2013. Tasked to conduct due diligence and preparation of 15 country reports.


August 2014

Dubai Agency opened

We opened an Agency in Dubai, along Sheikh Zayed Street to handle the increasing number of enquiries emerging from the Middle East

June 2014

Hotsoft Reseller

Appointed resellers of the Hotsoft hotel Property Management System in East, West and Central Africa, launching our entry to hotel technology domain.


October 2016

Wellness & Spa division

Launched the wellness and spa division, curating bespoke wellness solutions for the luxury market supported by our passion for holistic wellness.

November 2016

Sarabi Hotels

Conceptualized a mid-tier hotel brand for the African market, as a wholly owned subsidiary of Hospitality Associates International


March 2019

Capital Raising Services

Established capital raising services, enabling business to source and structure project finance that meets their requirements.

September 2019

Jungleworks Africa Partner

Appointed as African partner for Jungleworks, offering a complete technology stack that enables businesses to create on demand market places, delivery optimization solutions and marketing automation.


May 2021

Launch of Hospitality Connect

Set up of online hospitality specific recruitment portal. Committed to connecting great organizations with even greater talent. Subsidiary of HAI

June 2021

Launch of Kleen Crew

Conceptualized and operationalized Kleen Crew LLC, a commercial cleaning company offering residential, retail and office cleaning services in the East African region


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