From its present 39 hotels around the world, Hilton Worldwide – one of the largest and fastest growing hospitality companies in the world has announced new properties and extensions in three African countries to more than 80 hotels in the next 3-5 years.
This was announced at this year’s African Hotel Investment Forum (AHIF).
According to the Senior Vice President, Patrick Fitzgibbon said that with hotel presence in Africa for more than 50 years, the global organisation is proud to have remained at the forefront of pioneering hotel growth on the continent.
“This year at AHIF we’re breaking new ground in the region with the announcement of our first modular build hotel, a fast-paced construction solution that we feel has huge potential in Africa, with quicker returns for investors and a world-class hospitality experience for guests”, he said.
“We remain hugely committed to Africa across our portfolio of world-class brands, continuing to introduce our hotels to new markets across the whole of Sub-Saharan Africa in the coming years.”
Among the new hotels agreed is Africa’s first modular build hotel that has 280 guest-room Hilton Garden Inn in the Ghanaian capital of Accra, a concept that Hilton first premiered in 2014 through a partnership with CIMC Modular Building Systems.
The Hilton Garden Inn in Accra’s Liberation Road is being developed under a management agreement with Independence Properties Limited whose majority shareholder is Trasacco Estates Development Company Limited with a planned opening in 2018 that will be the first Hilton Garden Inn in Ghana.
The organisation’s other deals see the creation of Africa’s tallest hotel in Nairobi, while Hilton builds on its industry leading airport hotel legacy with an extension to the recently signed Legend Curio at Lagos Airport which sees Hilton to manage all three properties as it continues to expand its managed hotel portfolio.
In another agreement with Jabavu Village Limited and White Lotus Projects sees Hilton expand on its existing presence in Kenya to create Africa’s tallest building that is standing 330m high, Hilton Nairobi Upper Hill is due to open in 2020, as a 255 guest-room and suite hotel in Kenya’s capital.
Having previously announced the signing of Curio, The Legend, Lagos Airport, Hilton has also confirmed that an additional 76 guest rooms will be added to the hotel bringing the room count up to 130-keys and further strengthening its expansion in the country.
The hotel, due to open during 2017 will be the first within the airport environment giving guests and airline passengers alike unrivalled ease of access to the airports’ facilities.
Director, Independence Properties and CEO Trasacco Estates Development Company, Ian Morris said that after building a number of three star plus properties in West Africa the option to go modular and improve on room quality, project delivery and minimise construction risk was warmly embraced by our development, design and construction teams and we feel is the future of the industry.
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