Founder & Group Managing Director, Pride Group
Hasnain Noorani is the Owner, Founder and Group Managing Director of the Pride Group that consists of a total of 8 companies with the flagship being as PrideInn Hotels & Conferencing.
Hasnain took over his father’s business in 2006 which included a car rental and a driving school company, after graduating from the University of Nottingham with a first class honours in Manufacturing Engineering & Management.
Having identified a gap in 3/4 Star Hotel Chain in Kenya due to his wide travelling, he felt the need to fill the gap. He had a concept of “five star services at 3 star value”. The design for the first hotel started in 2009 and after 2 years of build time due to limited resources, 2011 saw the opening of the first 28 room hotel in Nairobi. The first 6 months of the hotel were very successful and Hasnain embarked on an expansion programme. Over a span of 7 years he opened a total of 8 hotels with over 650 room nights catering to 4 different market segments to include PrideInn Express (Budget Brand), PrideInn Business (Business Brand), PrideInn Suites (long stay) and PrideInn Plus (Luxury & Business Brand). He Prides to have a “Global Feel With Kenyan Soul” in every Hotel of PrideInn.
Hasnain is always up to the challenge of identifying and fulfilling gaps in the market. It is due to his entrepreneurial spirit that in just over a period of 5 years, he managed to establish various other individually run profitable companies to include PrideInn Hotels, PrideDRIVE, PrideFUELS, Cake City, Pride Conference Centre (Nairobi), Drinks Factory, Shawarma Express, Paradise Convention Centre (Mombasa), Muthaiga Business Centre, Flamingo Beach Resort And Spa (Mombasa), Buffets By PrideInn, Royal Kitchen Multi Cuisine Restaurants, Glory Safaris & Glory Expeditions in Tanzania.
Hasnain believes in delegating and empowering his team members, who he credits for the great success of his portfolio companies.
His motto is always one ‘Exceptional Products & Services at an Outstanding Value”. He has been able to consistently deliver the motto by simply having happy staff.