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Hilton Garden Inn expects to welcome guests in 2017

(L-R) Haddis Tilahun, Founder and Executive Director, United Africa Group and Patrick Fitzgibbon, Senior Vice President Development Europe and Africa, Hilton Worldwide, are all smiles as they get ready to sign the agreement to open Hilton Garden Inn Hotel in Windhoek. (Photograph by Mandisa Rasmeni)

The Hilton Hotel will get a baby sister in the form of an 180 guest room hotel expected to open in 2017. The N$270 million facility will be opened adjacent the existing Hilton Windhoek and forms part of the Freedom Plaza development. Hilton Worldwide signed an agreement with Out of Africa Hospitality a subsidiary of United Africa Group (UAG), to open a mid-market Hilton Garden Inn Hotel in Windhoek, the agreement was signed on 4 February. Patrick Fitzgibbon, Senior Vice President Development Europe and Africa, Hilton Worldwide said that as Hilton Worldwide expands its portfolio in Africa with this latest Hilton Garden Inn signing, they see their innovations in guest technology and hotel development resonating strongly.

“A young, tech fuelled population is driving mobile use across Africa and in turn transforming travel, whilst investors are increasingly looking towards innovation to achieve faster and more efficient hotel development,” added Fitzgibbon.
Haddis Tilahun, Founder and Executive Director, United Africa Group said that they are delighted to have signed an agreement with Hilton Worldwide to open a Hilton Garden Inn in Windhoek, “The new hotel will complement the existing Hilton Windhoek and enhance the hospitality offering in the city, which is fast becoming a hub of corporate and leisure travel in Sub-Saharan Africa,” he added. The newly agreed Hilton Garden Inn Windhoek will bring hallmark brand characteristics such as complimentary WiFi and the 24 hour Pavilion Pantry. Hilton Windhoek and the site of the new Hilton Garden Inn Windhoek is approximately 42 kilometres from Hosea Kutako International Airport and five kilometres from Eros Domestic Airport. This allows for easy connection to and from the hotel, and local landmarks within close proximity include the Namibian Supreme Court, Parliament and the Independence Memorial Museum. Hilton Garden Inn Windhoek will feature two food and beverage outlets, including an all day dining restaurant, as well as a garden lounge and bar, and the hotel will feature two individual meeting rooms.

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