Hilton To Build New Hotels In Nairobi And Accra, Aims For Africa’s Tallest Building
Hilton Worldwide, a leading global luxury hotel chain, will build its first modular and tallest hotels in Ghana and Kenya as it seeks to expand its presence in three more countries across Africa. The move is part of the hotel’s plan to increase its chains from the current 39 outlets to more than 80 in Africa, in the next five years.
“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,” Patrick Fitzgibbon, senior vice-president of Development, EMEA Hilton Worldwide said in a statement on Monday.
The U.S-based hotel will construct Hilton Garden Inn, a 280-guest room in Accra, Ghana using the same modular concept, an innovation through which hotel hallways and guest rooms are assembled in China before transporting them to the final site. The practice significantly reduces on the time taken for the construction.
The Accra outlet will be the first Hilton Garden Inn in the West African country. It will be opened in 2018, read the statement.
Hilton Worldwide has presence in thirteen countries on the continent. It is leading the hotel development boom in Africa, alongside global giants like Carlson Rezidor, which has presence in 28 African countries, Africa Business.com reported. There has been a boom in hotel construction across the continent. The steady growth in economies like Ghana, a growing middle-class and improved inter-connectivity have attracted investors in the hotel industry to Africa.