Hilton reaches 100 hotels milestone in Africa
The group’s latest property in the region will comprise 158-rooms
With the signing of Hampton by Hilton Sandton Grayston in Africa, Hilton’s portfolio has now reached 100 hotels in the region. This mid-market property will join Hilton’s flagship upscale Hilton Sandton.
According to officials, a franchise agreement was signed with Afrirent Pty through its Indalo Hotels & Leisure subsidiary. Indalo will be the operator of the 158-room property.
Construction is scheduled to begin in early 2020 and the property is said to open mid-2021.
Commenting on reaching the 100 milestone, Patrick Fitzgibbon, senior vice president, development, Europe, Middle East & Africa, Hilton said: “With this being our 100th year, reaching the milestone of 100 hotels allows us to reflect on our rich legacy of pioneering tourism on the African continent but also to look to the future. We continue to step up the pace of our growth, especially in the mid-market segment which presents a tremendous opportunity as evidenced by the rapid expansion of Hilton Garden Inn on the continent since its debut in 2016.”
Hilton has opened four properties in Africa this year - Hilton Garden Inn Gaborone, Botswana, Hilton Garden Inn Kampala, Uganda, Hilton Garden Inn Mbabane, Eswatini and Hilton Tanger Al Houara Golf Resort & Spa - entering three new markets.