NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 3 – Hilton Worldwide has announced plans to construct a 43-storey 255 room and suite hotel in Upperhill, Nairobi.
The announcement was made during the ongoing African Hotel Investment Forum (AHIF) in Kigali, Rwanda.
The hotel will be Africa’s tallest building, Standing 330 meters high and is due to be opened in 2020.
It will offer multiple food and beverage outlets, including a relaxing poolside bar, speciality smokehouse and grill restaurant, lobby dining area with landscaped deck and a boutique rooftop bar with vista views of the Nairobi skyline on the 43rd level.
The firm has signed a management agreement with Jabavu Village Ltd and White Lotus Projects for the project.
This is part of the hotel chain’s plan to increase its footprint in the Africa continent from its existing 39 hotels to more than 80 hotels in the next three to five years.
The firm listed on the New Yolk Stock Exchange is developing Hilton Garden Inn in Accra Liberation Road under a management agreement with Independence Properties Ltd, whose majority shareholder is Trasacco Estates Development Company Ltd.
The Accra hotel is planned to be opened in 2018 and will be the first Hilton Garden Inn in Ghana.
“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,” said Patrick Fitzgibbon, senior vice president development, Hilton Worldwide.
Hilton is a leading global hospitality company, comprising more than 4,700 managed, franchised, owned and leased hotels and timeshare properties with over 775,000 rooms in 104 countries and territories.