Hilton to open in Africa’s tallest development

 Hilton Worldwide has signed a management agreement with Jabavu Village Ltd to open a 255 guest-room and suite hotel in Kenya’s capital. The US $110m hotel is set to open in 2020 and will be one of the 50 Hilton Hotels & Resorts properties trading or under development in 17 countries across Africa.

Hilton Nairobi Upper Hill.

“In recent years Upper Hill has grown to become a hub for international businesses and organisations, with a number of embassies and organisations setting up their regional offices in the district, including Cisco Systems, World Bank and the IMF,” said Patrick Fitzgibbon, senior vice president, development, EMEA, Hilton Worldwide.

Mahat Noor, project director of Jabavu Village, added, “Hilton Nairobi Upper Hill is our first project with Hilton and we are tremendously excited to be collaborating with them on this spectacular development. Hilton Nairobi Upper Hill and the larger mixed-use development, which will include a residential, retail and entertainment complex, as well as an adjacent office tower, will be Africa’s tallest building, standing at 330m.”

Co-developed by Jabavu Village and White Lotus Projects, Hilton Nairobi Upper Hill will feature five F&B outlets, including a rooftop bar on the 43rdfloor with views of the Nairobi skyline

Hilton is set to double its presence in Africa in the next three to five years.

Hilton Nairobi Upper Hill joins one other Hilton Worldwide hotel under development in Kenya – Hilton Garden Inn Jomo Kenyatta International Airport will be situated 2km from the capital’s airport and is set to open next year.

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