Hilton Worldwide announces first hotel in DRCby SAVIOUS KWINIKA
JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – HILTON Worldwide, said to be the world’s fastest growing hospitality company, has announced the signing of a franchise agreement with Africa Hospitality Investments to open a full-service hotel in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
The DoubleTree by Hilton Kinshasa – The Stanley is located in the bustling capital city, marking the arrival of Hilton Worldwide to one of Africa’s largest urban areas.
Patrick Fitzgibbon, Senior Vice President of Development, Europe and Africa, said the focus of the company was on developing its portfolio in key locations across Africa, which has resulted in Hilton Worldwide achieving the fastest growing pipeline of hotels on the continent.
“This latest agreement, marking our arrival in the DRC, will bring
presence for us in this important location and further enhance the
accommodation offering for travellers to Kinshasa,” he added.
Following extensive refurbishment works, the hotel is expected to open in 2016, offering 96 guest rooms; as well as a business centre; three meeting rooms and fitness centre.
In addition, the hotel will have three F&B outlets; including an all-day dining restaurant; cafÃ© lounge and a rooftop restaurant.
“We are excited to be introducing DoubleTree by Hilton to Kinshasa and look forward to welcoming guests with our warm service and signature chocolate chip cookie,” said, John Greenleaf, global head, DoubleTree by Hilton.
With a population of over 9 million people, Kinshasa is the third largest urban area in Africa and is located in close proximity to neighbouring Brazzaville, the capital of the Republic of Congo.
Hilton Worldwide currently has 37 hotels operating across Africa, with nearly 30 hotels under development.
– CAJ News
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