- Pronto Brand has however released a statement denying taking over the hotel.
- The building is located between Mama Ngina Street and City Hall Way.
Pronto Hotel has denied claims that they have acquired Hilton Hotel which closed its doors after 53 years of operations on December 31, 2022.
After its closure, the photo of the Hilton Hotel building went round on Twitter with the name Pronto visible on the upper front edge of the entry porch.
Pronto Brand has however released a statement denying taking over the hotel.
"Our attention has been drawn to a fake poster insinuating that we have acquired Hilton Hotel. Kindly note that this is False," read the statement.
Pronto said they only have branches in Wabera street, Standard Branch, Aga Khan Walk branch, Kimathi street and Pronto Coffee House.
The building is located between Mama Ngina Street and City Hall Way.
In April last year, it was announced that the decision to shut down Hilton Hotel was influenced by several factors and not limited to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Covid-19 created unprecedented challenges for our industry. However, the decision to cease operations is not directly connected to the pandemic,” the hotel's spokesperson said.
Hilton began operations in Nairobi on December 17, 1969, and was officially opened by Kenya’s founding President Mzee Jomo Kenyatta.
This fact check was published by The Star with support from Code for Africa's PesaCheck and African Fact-Checking Alliance.