Jazeera Hotel Clientele surges as Mogadishu hotels become unsafe
Jazeera Palace Hotel has now gained a reputation as the safest hotel in Mogadishu with the number of bookings on the rise. On Wednesday Somali Alshabaab group attacked Hotel Dayax popular with politicians and government officials a reminder that no hotel in the capital remains safe 12 Mps were evacuated from the Hotel Dayax and moved to the safer Jazeera Palace Hotel. The Hotel Jazeera located near the Aden Abdulle International currently has at least 150 Mps from outside Mogadishu booked. When Radio Dalsan reporter visited the hotel on Wednesday the security the security had been tightened . Those using vehicles are expected to go through a checkpoint manned by armed guards about 150 meters away from the main building One then has to undergo two more security checks before finally getting access into the hotel. Inside a number of armed guards can be seen taking charge on different positions at the hotels compound. More of the high ranking government officials and a number of Presidential candidates prefer to live close to the hotel or have their campaign offices based near by. Mohamed Farmajo house is close by, PM Omar Abdirashid Sharmake camp campaign office while Abdirahman Abdishakur campaigning near hotel. Egypt Embassy is also based at the hotel Jazeera Palace Hotel management has learn the hard way how significant it is to invest in the security of its premises. In July 26 2015 at least 10 people were killed when a car bombing hit the gate of the hotel.