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Hilton Signs Management Agreement For a 154-room Hilton
Hotel in Windhoek,
the Capital and Largest City of the Republic of Namibia
DUBAI, UAE and MCLEAN, Va. - Hilton Worldwide has announced the signing of a management agreement with Pride of Africa Hospitality (Pty) Ltd, Africa Pride Hospitality (Pty) Ltd and United Africa Group (Pty) Ltd for the first Hilton property in Namibia.
The 154-room new build Hilton Windhoek in Namibia's capital city is scheduled to open mid-2010. Located in the heart of Windhoek on the main square and facing Namibia's Supreme Court, the hotel is part of a mixed-use development including a casino, retail outlets, residential housing and office space. Hosea Kutako International Airport is 42 kilometres east of the city.
"With tourist arrivals in Africa expected to increase at a higher rate than the global average, we are on the right track with our Africa expansion strategy. Our goal has always been to have a Hilton property in every capital city around the world, so we are delighted to have signed this management agreement for Hilton Windhoek, marking our entry into Namibia. The hotel is already under construction and is set to open middle of next year," said Patrick Fitzgibbon, Senior Vice President, Development, Hilton Worldwide, Europe & Africa.
The hotel promises guests a distinctive hospitality experience that has been the trademark of Hilton Hotels worldwide, and will feature all day dining and specialty restaurants, a lobby bar, meeting facilities, an executive lounge, as well as a swimming pool and spa.
"We are excited to bring our style, world class service and directional approach to Namibia and specifically Windhoek, a new country and capital city for us. Hilton is our company's flagship brand and serves more countries than any other full service hotel brand. We are proud to welcome guests in capital cities around the world," said Dave Horton, Global Head, Hilton Hotels.
Namibia is bordered by five countries; South Africa in the south, Angola
and Zambia in the north, with Botswana and Zimbabwe in the east. The Atlantic
Ocean is located to the west. Tourism is one of the largest contributors
to the country's GDP alongside, mining, fishing and agriculture. Namibia
offers travellers exotic wildlife, scenic beauty, as well as sport and
About Hilton Worldwide
Samantha Wood, Hilton Worldwide, Middle East & Africa
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