News for the Hospitality Executive
|DUBAI, UAE and
- Hilton Hotels & Resorts today announced the opening of its first
property in Cape Town. Hilton Cape Town City Centre becomes Hilton
Worldwide's third hotel in South Africa.
"Growing our footprint in South Africa is of strategic importance to us, and we are delighted to add Hilton Cape Town City Centre to our Africa portfolio," Dave Horton, global head, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, said. "Cape Town is renowned for its natural beauty and metropolitan lifestyle and offers travellers a truly South African experience. We are excited to bring authentic Hilton hospitality to this great destination."
Located in the heart of the Central Business District on the corner of Wale and Buitengracht Street, the 137-room Hilton Cape Town City Centre converted to the Hilton Hotels & Resorts brand following a four-month transformation process. This included training the team in Hilton brand service standards, technology platforms and operations. Further changes to enhance food and beverage outlets and the lobby are underway and will be available for guests to enjoy soon.
Nestled on the border of the Bo-Kaap and at the foot of Table Mountain, the hotel has 102 guest rooms, 20 executive rooms, seven one-bedroom suites and eight two-bedroom suites with spectacular views of the city. The hotel also offers two restaurants, a boutique chocolatier, business centre, executive boardroom and eight meeting rooms. All meeting rooms are equipped with plasma televisions, audio-visual equipment, complimentary Wi-Fi and high speed broadband. In addition, guests can enjoy a pool deck with swimming pool and bar, fitness centre, sauna and steam room and make use of the valet parking, and babysitting services.
"Cape Town is a destination our guests have been asking for, so this hotel is very significant for us. With Hilton Cape Town City Centre we now have presence across three major cities in South Africa, giving us a comprehensive offering from which we will be able to develop further," said Rudi Jagersbacher, area president, Middle East and Africa, Hilton Worldwide.
Hilton Worldwide has two other hotels in South Africa - Hilton Sandton and Hilton Durban. The company now has 27 hotels across Africa with another 13 in the development pipeline. Globally, the company has 540 Hilton Hotels and Resorts across six continents.
For more information about Hilton Cape Town City Centre and to access images, visit www.hiltonglobalmediacenter.com/capetown.
About Hilton Hotels & Resorts
One of the most recognized name in the industry, Hilton Hotels & Resorts stands as the stylish, forward thinking global leader in hospitality. From inaugural balls and Hollywood award galas to business events and days to remember, Hilton is where the world makes history, closes the deal, toasts special occasions and gets away from it all. The flagship brand of Hilton Worldwide continues to build upon its legacy of innovation by developing products and services to meet the needs of tomorrow's savvy global travelers while more than 144,000 Team Members shape experiences in which every guest feels cared for, valued and respected. Today, the Hilton Hotels & Resorts portfolio includes more than 540 hotels in 76 countries and the brand remains synonymous with "hotel." Access the latest Hilton news at www.hiltonglobalmediacenter.com or begin your journey at www.hilton.com. Social media users can engage with Hilton at www.twitter.com/hiltononline, www.facebook.com/hilton and www.youtube.com/hilton. Hilton Hotels & Resorts is one of Hilton Worldwide's ten market-leading brands.
About Hilton Worldwide
Hilton Worldwide is the leading global hospitality company, spanning the lodging sector from luxurious full-service hotels and resorts to extended-stay suites and mid-priced hotels. For 92 years, Hilton Worldwide has been offering business and leisure travelers the finest in accommodations, service, amenities and value. The company is dedicated to continuing its tradition of providing exceptional guest experiences across its global brands. Its brands are comprised of more than 3,700 hotels and 610,000 rooms in 82 countries and include Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, DoubleTree by Hilton, Embassy Suites Hotels, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton Hotels, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton and Hilton Grand Vacations. The company also manages the world-class guest reward program Hilton HHonors®.
For more information about the company, visit www.hiltonworldwide.com.
Hilton Worldwide, Middle East & Africa
John Forrest Ales
Hilton Hotels & Resorts
Hilton Worldwide, South Africa