About Us

Founded in 1944, KAHC is the principal umbrella organization bringing together hotels, lodges, camps, restaurants, membership clubs and prominent airline caterers whose common theme is to render services in the hospitality industry.

Our Vision

Making Kenyan Hospitality “globally competitive and viable” for the stakeholders, who include guests, shareholders, employees, local communities, suppliers and the Government.

Our Membership

The Association enjoys a huge membership of mostly star-rated hotels, restaurants, caterers, lodges, tented camps, and  residential cottages.

What we do

The core service the Association renders to its members includes;


The Association aims to create a conducive business environment for players in the hospitality industry by influencing decisions within institutions and economic systems.

Industrial Relations

The Association promotes and protects harmonious industrial relations.  This is achieved through Collective Bargaining Agreements (C.B.As) that are negotiated and signed with the Union in the trade.  Through such agreements, elaborate and conclusive methods are enunciated, viually:

  • Evolving minimum terms and conditions of service, within gazetted remuneration;
  • Dispute settlement procedures via Joint Industrial Council & Coast Disputes Council;
  • Liaison with other partners on workers-related issues viz.: the Ministry of Labor, The Federation of Kenya Employers, as well as the Industrial Court.


The Association is the principal voice for hotels and restaurants to the government and other agencies on matters of regulations, licensing, and policy.

This role is fulfilled through representation and contribution in such bodies as: Kenya Tourism Board, Kenya Tourism Federation, Federation of Kenya Employers, Tourism Regulatory Authority, Kenya Utalii College, Tourism Fund, and other forums.


The Association promotes and showcases its member’s products and services though the Hotel & Restaurant Guide, and collaboration with the Kenya Tourism Board, where we participate in various Tourism Trade shows, and exhibitions.


The Association coordinates with the Kenya Utalii College as well as other training institutions on Training and Development programmes.

Information Exchange

The Association acts as the principal information exchange network for members and the industry by:

  • Maintaining an industry data bank
  • Maintaining regular communication with members on issues such as:
    • Government policies on tax and pricing
    • Industry human resource development
    • Hotels and Restaurants licensing and classification
    • Security, Safety and Standards
    • Legislation and Labor laws
    • Performance Appraisals & Certification.

Common Bond

Membership to our Association gives individual hotels or hotel groups an invaluable stamp of recognition, of belonging to an important and reputable organization in the hospitality fraternity.  It affords them a forum to air their views, discuss common problems, and present a united front as the most fundamental sub-sector of the tourism industry.

The principles of “Engagement”, “Evaluation”, “Recognition” constitute key guidelines for our membership, while establishing ‘Rating’, ‘Certification’ and ‘Standards’ crucial to recognizing contributors & stars of the industry. 

We realize that encouraging ‘Innovation’ makes Kenya’s Hospitality Globally Competitive. We operate and negotiate with one voice, one vision.  Hospitality is our commitment and passion.  We host and celebrate diversity

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