Hilton First For Africa

Hilton First For Africa

The 280-room Hilton Garden Inn Accra Liberation Road will not only be the group’s first hotel in Ghana, but also the first modular-build hotel on the continent, to open in 2018.

Following the African Hotel Investment Forum in Kigali, Hilton Worldwide announced the signing of new hotels in Africa. Modular-build means that parts of the hotel, such as guest rooms and hallways, will be built in China, transported to and assembled in Accra. According to Hilton, this cost-efficient method of construction will speed up development and streamline the design.

The group has also signed a management agreement with Jabavu and White Lotus Projects to construct the tallest building in Africa, the Hilton Nairobi Upper Hill in Kenya. The building will stand 330m high and will have 255 rooms. Hilton also signed a management agreement with Quality Inspection & Testing Services to open a 350-room hotel in Lagos in 2023. The hotel will be located at Murtala Muhammed International Airport.

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