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Hilton to open hotels in Nairobi, Accra

Hilton Worldwide, the owner of the world’s most fantastic hotels, will open two more luxury hotels in Africa: one in the Kenya capital Nairobi, and the other in Accra (Ghana).

The announcement was made at this year’s African Hotel Investment Forum (AHIF) currently taking place in Kigali, Rwanda.

The Nairobi and Accra projects come at the time when the Virginia, US-based hospitality group seeks to expand its presence on the dark continent, increasing its footprint from the current 39 to more than 80 hotels in the next three to five years.

The 255-room Nairobi Hotel, which is expected to be completed by 2020, will be Africa’s tallest building, overtaking the Carlton Centre and Ponte City in Johannesburg, South Africa, and the Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca (Morocco).

It is set to cost US$110 million.

“The striking new-build property will pierce the skyline of Upper Hill and will be well placed to meet this growing demand in one of Nairobi’s most exciting and colourful areas,” Patrick Fitzgibbon, senior vice president (development) for Hilton Worldwide (Europe, Middle East and Africa), said.

Photo: Hilton Hotel in Sandton, Johannesburg (South Africa)

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