Hilton Worldwide has signed a management agreement with Jabavu Village Ltd, to see it open a 255 guest room and suite hotel in Nairobi.
Jabavu is building a total of 104 floors split into two blocks. Tower 1, set to be the tallest building in Africa (300 metres), will have 66 floors with Tower 2 (201 metres) having 40 floors.
The hotel is set to open in 2020 and will join 50 Hilton Hotels & Resorts trading or under development across Africa.
The two skyscrapers are being constructed on a 2.5-acre plot at the junction of Upper Hill Road and Haile Selassie Avenue.
“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 colorful areas.”
Mr. Mahat Noor, Project Director of Jabavu Village Ltd, said:
“Hilton Nairobi Upper Hill is our first project with Hilton and we are tremendously excited to be collaborating with them on this spectacular development.
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.”
Co-developed by Jabavu Village and White Lotus Projects, Hilton Nairobi Upper Hill will comprise of an Executive Lounge and five food and beverage outlets, including a relaxing poolside bar, speciality smokehouse and grill restaurant, lobby dining area with landscaped deck and a boutique rooftop bar with unbeatable vista views of the Nairobi skyline on the 43rd level.
Hilton Nairobi Upper Hill joins one other Hilton hotel under development in Kenya – Hilton Garden Inn, which will be situated just 2km from JKIA and is set to open next year.
Hilton is set to double its presence in Africa in the next three to five years
Source: Nairobi Wire