After completing their white wedding earlier today, the family of Osei Kwame Despite’s son, Kennedy, headed to Kempinski hotel for the wedding reception. The extravagance and opulence we’ve seen on display throughout the day was not yet done, looking at the chosen location for the reception. READ ALSO: You May Kiss the Bride – Watch … Read more
I’ve tried to stay away from commenting on this matter but the issue has become almost ubiquitous such that it managed to snail itself into unrelated late night dinner conversation with friends—as Fred briefly stopped by to ask what’s my honest take on what Gabby said and the subsequent rabid industry responses.
Kempinski Hotel has not been operating very long, but they have acquired quite the reputation for charging exorbitant rates. They’re a ‘high class’ facility, understandably- but this latest one seems to take the cake when it comes to going overboard in charging.
A branch of Kempinski Hotels S.A, an international hotel chain founded as the Hotelbetriebs-Aktiengesellschaft in Berlin, Germany, in 1897 has been opened in Accra—and it seems, the hotel has some bit of ‘style Nazism’ in its operational books.
Shockingly, a manager of the hotel tried to kick popular Ghanaian musician-Wanlov Da Kubolor out for his unique style of dressing—perhaps, this manager wouldn’t have thrown out Adolf Hitler if he came in with his weird mustache and diabolical ideas.
With a strong German connection, the hotel should be well placed to understand that any form of discrimination should not be tolerated—because, Nazism, the cause of the holocaust was well founded on the idea of race superiority (another form of discrimination).
According to Kubolor, he was invited to an event at the hotel by Little Angels, a charity he has been working with for over 3 years—for him to be honored for his outstanding contributions.
But his honor turned a disgrace when one of the managers of Kempinski (he is damn sure this manager is a German) asked that he should be thrown out of the premises by a security guard just because of his distinct style of dressing, he said on twitter.
Though the owner of the hotel has phoned Wanlov Da Kubolor to apologize, the outspoken musician says, a private apology is unacceptable, it should be made public.
This is not the first time one of these international hotels increasingly setting up in Ghana in their numbers has treated a Ghanaian this way—they continue to subject the locals to ridicule, even in their own countries.
Currently, there is a discriminatory lawsuit pending against Movenpick Hotel. The hotel turned away 5 professional Ghanaian women who had gone to the hotel to celebrate the birthday of one of their colleagues because they did not have male escorts. Flip to the next page to see what Wanlov wore to Kempinski Hotel in Accra…