Hilton to open in Africa’s tallest development

4 Oct 2016 by Tom Otley
Hilton Nairobi Upper Hill

Hilton Hotels and Resorts will open a $110 Million Hilton Nairobi Upper Hill in 2020. The 255-room property will be the brand’s 50th Property in Africa.

Co-developed by Jabavu Village and White Lotus Projects, Hilton Nairobi Upper Hill will have an Executive Lounge and five food and beverage outlets, including a poolside bar, smokehouse and grill restaurant, lobby dining area with landscaped deck and a rooftop bar on the 43rd level with views of Nairobi. The hotel will also have a ballroom and meeting rooms of approximately 1400sqm.

Hilton Nairobi Upper Hill
“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.” commented Mr Mahat Noor, Project Director of Jabavu Village Ltd.

“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. “The striking new-build property will pierce the skyline of Upper Hill and will be well placed to meet this growing demand in one of Nairobi’s most exciting and colourful areas.”

“The iconic Hilton Nairobi Upper Hill will be our 50th Hilton Hotels and Resorts property trading or under development in Africa,” said Jim Holthouser, executive vice president, global brands, Hilton Worldwide. “Reaching this milestone is a testament to Hilton’s love of hospitality, which has helped drive the brands growth across the continent since first introduced with the opening of Hilton Addis Abba and Hilton Nairobi in 1969.”

Hilton Nairobi Upper Hill joins one other Hilton Worldwide hotel under development in Kenya. Hilton Garden Inn Jomo Kenyatta International Airport will be be two kilometres from the capital’s airport and is set to open next year. Hilton Nairobi Upper Hill will be situated 16km from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, on Upper Hill Road, Upper Hill, Nairobi, Kenya.

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