Global hotel chain Hilton Worldwide has announced plans to open its tallest Africa’s outlet in Nairobi.
Speaking during this year’s African Hotel Investment Forum (AHIF) on Monday 3rd October in Kigali Rwanda, Patrick Fitzgibbon, senior vice president development, EMEA, Hilton Worldwide expressed the firm’s commitment to continue investing in Africa saying: “Having been present in Africa for more than 50 years we’re 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.
Hilton said that it has entered into a franchise agreement with Jabavu Village Ltd and White Lotus Projects that will see the hotel expand its existing presence in Kenya to create Africa’s tallest building.
Scheduled to open in 2020, the building will stand at 330m high with 255 guest-rooms.
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 unbeatable vista views of the Nairobi skyline on the 43rd level.