Accra Ghana Hilton Hotel
Hilton Worldwide announced that it has signed a number of new properties and expansions in three African countries. Hilton Hotels has signed contracts for new hotels in Ghana, Nigeria and South Africa, as well as a new hotel in Kenya.
The 186-room hotel, which is scheduled to open in early 2010, is owned by Grand Real Estates Company Limited and managed by Hilton Hotels Corporation. The hotel is owned by Kingdom Hot hotels Investments and is the largest hotel in Accra and is located on the site of the former Ambassador Hotel. The Accra city guide has also learned that the Accra Metropolitan Authority will negotiate a long-term lease agreement for land next to the Arts Center ofaccra to begin construction of a beachfront hotel on a 1.5 hectare site in the city centre.
The Hilton Ghana franchise will be called Hilton Accra Airport City and will be the ninth property in the group in Africa. The first Hilton Garden Inn in Ghana is to be the first Grand Real Estates Company Limited hotel in the country, with a $1.5 million opening planned for early 2010. In addition to the hotel itself, the first Hilton Garden Inn Ghana will be part of a series of hotels to be opened in other parts of Ghana.
The Hilton Accra Airport City will be the ninth hotel in Africa and will behave similarly to the Hilton Garden Inn in New York City. Ghana has a number of other hotels in its portfolio, with Best Western and Protea both moving into the site.
The possibilities are huge and include a number of hotels in the Accra Airport City area, such as the Hilton Garden Inn and the hotel itself. These include hotels, restaurants, shops, hotels and restaurants as well as office and retail space.
Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania and Mozambique complete the list, and last year the first Hilton Garden Inn opened in Ghana's capital Accra.
There are several other hotels planned in Accra, but nothing has been signed and we have spoken to potential developers. The new opening is close enough to the airport to be easily accessible and generate enough revenue to safely open the hotel and a number of other projects.
The 330 m high Hilton Nairobi Upper Hill is one of the tallest hotels in Africa and the second tallest hotel in the world and will open in October 2016 for around 1.5 billion dollars. A standing ovation M is the tallest hotel on the west coast of Africa, perched on a steep hill in Kenya's capital, Kenya, and is open to the public at an annual rate of about $2,500 per night.
The pipeline also includes the opening of the Hilton Garden Inn Windhoek in Namibia in October 2016 for approximately $1.5 billion, the second tallest hotel in Africa and the third largest in the world. The pipeline is expected to open the hotel later this year for about $2.2 billion, roughly the same as the first Hilton hotel.
As Hilton Garden Inn expands across Africa, the Hilton company as a whole will double its presence in Africa in the next few years from 44 hotels today to nearly 100. Accra and the entire country, which has become Africa's emerging economy in recent years, growing by 9-10%, will pave the way for Hilton's expansion into Africa's second-largest market after the US. With the opening of the first hotel in Ghana and the expansion of its hotel portfolio to other countries on the continent, Hilton Enterprise as a previously untapped market for hotel management services, we expect to expand our presence across Africa to 44 hotels, from nearly 50 in 2015 to over 100 in 2016. As Hilton Garden Inn expanded into African countries such as Ghana and Namibia, in addition to its expansion into Europe and North America, it is also Expected to expand its presence in Asia, Africa and other parts of Europe.
Hilton Accra gives us the opportunity to establish our brand in a fast-growing African country, "said John K. Kowalczyk, President and CEO of Hilton Garden Inn Africa. The expansion into Africa is a key element of our strategy for the coming years and the future of the Hilton brand across the continent, "said John D'Agostino, Chief Executive Officer of Hilton Enterprise.
The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation was founded in 1944 by Hilton co-founder Conrad Hilton, who founded Hilton Hotels and donated his wealth to help disadvantaged and vulnerable people around the world. For more than 20 years, it has worked with partners in Ghana to improve access to clean water. The ConradN hotel chain and its parent company Hilton Enterprise are part of the Conrad-N Hilton Foundation, established by HiltonHotels founder Conrad D'Agostino and his late wife Anne, Anne, in honor of his father Charles Jr., who left his fortune in the Hilton Hotel Group and other businesses to help disadvantaged and vulnerable people around the world.